Schedule for Spring/Summer 2018

All workshops are open to all levels of experience. Material costs are included in the workshop fee.

Pease note the location and method of registration for each individual workshop. Joan teaches at her studio on Salt Spring Island which is located on the north side of St. Mary Lake. Other workshops are held regularly in Victoria or at other locations as listed.

Each workshop offers exposure to its own set of techniques and materials within the fascinating world of basketry. We discuss the selection and preparation of materials, the historical and contemporary significance of basketry and ultimately I hope to share the fun and thrill that goes along with creating a three dimensional object by hand.

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August 2018

Basket Weaving: Techniques, Materials and Sculptural Explorations

August 6 @ 5:00 pm - August 10 @ 12:00 pm
ForestART, Ness Creek, Saskatchewan, Big River, Saskatchewan Canada + Google Map
$ 440

This 5-Day course is being offered through forestART: Art in Nature at Ness Creek 2018, Saskatchewan¬† Course Description: Basket weaving is an ancient skill found in all cultures. Within the world of basketry there exists a wide variety of construction techniques which employ a vast array of plant materials. This course will offer a broad introduction to techniques such as twining, cordage, coiling and random weave construction. An emphasis will be on the sculptural potentials of each of these techniques.…

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Basket Explorations: Working with Flat Materials 4-day workshop

August 28 - August 31
Joan Carrigan’s Studio – Detailed directions provided at time of Registration, Salt Spring Island, BC Canada + Google Map
Flat Material collage

This course offers a broad exposure to basket weaving techniques associated with using Flat Materials such as tree barks, wood/reed splints, cane and paper. Techniques covered include plaiting, complex twill, diagonal plaiting and single sheet free form construction. Over the 4 days, participants will finish 5 projects of diverse approach and material. Demonstration and discussion will cover how to harvest and prepare accessible plant materials for use in basketry as well as potentials for recycling materials. To register: email Joan…

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