TurnPark invites you to a Basket Making Workshop with Katie Grove on Monday, September 30th from 3-5pm.
Space is limited to 15 participants. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 232-0275.
Suggested Donation $15 which includes admission to the park before and after the workshop.
This workshop is suitable for ages 14 and up. All children 9+ must be accompanied by an adult.
The white pine is a beautiful native tree whose bark provides wonderful material for folded baskets. In this introductory basketry workshop we will use pieces of flexible white pine bark to create small pouches and containers by folding and sewing. Colorful birch bark and other materials can be added for rims and as well as decoration. Katie will also discuss how to choose a small tree to harvest, peel the bark, and prepare it for making. Connect to your own creativity in a welcoming environment to make a unique and beautiful gift for yourself or a loved one.
About Katie Grove:
Going out into the forests and fields, harvesting materials from nature, and sitting down in the sun to weave a basket is Katie Grove’s idea of a perfect day. She is an artist and educator whose passion is to guide adults and children alike in connecting to their creative self through the combination of art and nature. Through nature-based arts such as basketry, plant dyes, felting, and weaving she creates an environment where individuals can explore self-expression while learning how to identify, use, and appreciate locally available natural materials.
Katie has a BFA in Printmaking from SUNY New Paltz and a background in fibers arts. She is based in Rosendale, NY and exhibits her work in regionally in galleries and teaches nature and art workshops throughout the Hudson Valley.