Upcoming Willow Workshops
Willow Weekend 2011
Willow Weaving Weekend at the Amana Colonies
February 19-20, 2011
9am to 5 pm Saturday, 9am to 3 pm Sunday
Spend a weekend weaving with willow in a historic sandstone church that is part of the Amana Arts Guild complex in the Village of High Amana, Iowa. This village is one of seven that make up the Amana Colonies, a National Historic landmark.
Willow Weekend is designed to provide two days of intense study in willow basketry. With no more than five students per teacher, classes can be tailored to each student's level of skill and provide individual learning and sharing of willow techniques. Beginners learn basics, while more advanced students can concentrate on new techniques or improving their willow skills.
The $175 class fee includes two days of instruction, Saturday soup lunch and Sunday baked potato bar lunch. An additional materials fee, based on the basket projects you choose, ranges from $50 to $95.
Instructors are Jo Campbell-Amsler and Joanna E. Schanz. Jo will teach the rib-style (frame) related classes. Joanna will teach the traditional Amana Colony style and English stake and strand willow techniques.
For a full-screen PDF of the conference brochure with color images, registration and contact information, go here.
Festival of American Basketry Conference 2011, Amana, Iowa
Festival of American Basketry Conference 2011
Amana Arts Guild, High Amana, Iowa
April 1-3, 2011
Spend a weekend connecting with other basket makers and learning new basket skills. Guest instructors for 2011 are Marilyn Moore, teaching classes using fine colored wire, and Sandy Whalen, teaching stake and strand willow weaving.
On Friday, Sandy will teach the willow Swirl Patio Tray, a colorful round project. On Saturday and Sunday, Sandy's students will explore willow squarework in the Trinket Trunk project.
Conference fees are based on the number of days you wish to attend. For a full-screen PDF of the conference brochure with color images, registration and contact information, go here.
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