Basket weaving is one of the oldest art forms known to humanity, and its history spans across various cultures and regions. The natural fibers used to make baskets are difficult to preserve, making it challenging to define exactly how old the craft is. Basket weaving is found on nearly every continent. Beyond its practical uses, the craft often holds cultural, symbolic, and artistic significance. The diversity in materials, techniques, and designs reflects a rich tapestry of human culture and creativity.
Throughout the world, basket weaving continues to be a dynamic and evolving art form, with weavers preserving traditional methods while also adapting to changing times and influences.
It is also incredibly fun! Working with our hands to shape landscape into form connects us to place and to culture. Once a few techniques have been learned, creativity will soar and you’ll be well on your way to exciting new shapes and textures.
Under Jasmine’s guidance, students will learn how to start and end two different wicker basket techniques and create a basket using recycled materials and fallen branches.
Date+ Time Saturday, March 2nd, 2024, 12 – 4 pm ET