Free Form Ribbed Basketry

July 19 - July 23, 2024

Free Form Ribbed Basketry


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $770
Material Fee: $135

In this creative hands-on workshop you will learn how to make ribbed baskets without a basketry pattern. With guidance and support from the instructor, you will be free to experiment with different techniques for setting ribs as you weave. You will also have the opportunity to learn to weave your baskets from handles such as driftwood or antlers. Asymmetrical basketry work is encouraged in this class.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Steven R. Carty

Steven R. Carty is a second generation basket weaver from South Jersey who has taught basket weaving for many years. He has taught multiple forms of basket weaving; however the utilization of wild gathered materials in his weaving is truly a passion of his. He strives to teach others how to create usable art straight from nature, and in a way that is sustainable.

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