Previous Classes

Quilt Basket
Saturday, November 11, 2017
9:00am – 5:00pm
Instructor: Marcia Ballewag of Oklahoma Basket Supply
Class fee: $95 which includes instruction and materials

This large basket is both beautiful and functional…something you will treasure for years to come!! Come planning on spending a full day of weaving. Class size will be limited to 10 -12 people.

 

 

Workshop – Basics of Primitive Firing
Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:00am – 5:00pm
Instructor: Buck Dollarhide
Fees: Observer – $20 (allows only observation during the workshop)
Participant – $50 (allows active participation in firing a maximum of 3 enrollee provided vessels)
Partner – $60 (allows active participation in firing 1 “Buck thrown” vessel)
Add vessel – $20 each – approx. 6″ cube size (allows active enrollees to include additional “Buck” vessels)
“Participant” enrollees may bring a maximum of 3 bisque fired vessels (preferably a burnished or terra sigged raku type clay body) as candidates to be included in the firing process. These vessels should be no larger than a 6″ cube. The number of vessels that will be fired will depend on the space available in the kiln. Please vary the size of your vessels to increase the chances of all your vessels being fired. Participants need to bring their vessels, a notebook for comments and a cell phone/camera for pictures. All other items necessary for color development and firing will be provided by Buck.

 

 
Double-walled Cherokee Basket
Saturday, September 9, 2017
10:00am – 4:00pm

Instructor: Virgil Staggs
Class Cost: $50 (includes materials)

There will be a lunch break around noon, you are welcome to bring a sack lunch or visit one of the many area restaurants.

Join us in creating your own unique Cherokee style basket using different sizes of round reed to weave with. Some students may find this to be a novice level pattern for them, but it is also easy enough for beginners to accomplish.

Supplies for students to bring to class: water spray bottle and a packing tool (flat screw driver will work)

 
 

Reds Natural Dye Class
Saturday, August 19, 2017
10:30am – 4:00pm

Instructor: Gina Levesque
Class Fee: $75 (includes materials)

The Reds – Madder and Cochineal
This class will explore the history, modern uses and chemistry of the three best known reds, madder, cochineal, and brazilwood. Each has its own preferences for temperature and chemistry to unlock its deepest and most beautiful reds. (Madder is the biggest diva of the three!)
Although natural dyes can be used on a variety of materials including paper and reeds for basketry, we will be dyeing 100% wool yarn samples in class. Each student will be given a small skein to include in their dye notebook. Participants are encouraged to bring small samples of their own art medium (cotton, reed, other types of animal fibers) to drop into dye pots.

Dye books, and dyes will be available for purchase. Students may bring milk jugs or jars if they desire to take home remaining exhaust baths. Students should wear older clothing and/or aprons. Please bring your own lunch or plan to go to a local restaurant.

 
 

Melon Basket Weaving Class
Saturday, April 29, 2017IMG_0653
10:00an – 4:00pm

Instructor: Buck Dollarhide
Class Fee: $50 which includes instruction, basket materials and loaner tools
Class size limited to 12 participants.

Come and weave an 8″ diameter, ribbed melon basket using round and flat reed, in natural and dyed colors. It is a lovely basket, providing function and beauty.

Double-Walled Cherokee Basket with Virgil Staggs basketClass
Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:00am – 4:00pm
Class Cost: $35 (includes materials)
Lunch Break: 12:30pm – 1:00pm (you can bring a lunch or order from local restaurant)

Join us in making this unique Cherokee basket. And leave with a treasured basket!
Supplies for students to bring to class: water spray bottle and a packing tool (flat screw driver will work)