Sculptural Basket Weaving - Two-day series
CLASS DATE: Sundays, May 8 10am-2pm & Sunday, May 15 10am-12pm
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 14 days before workshop
NEW O+C LOCATION: 2313 Beatrice Street #100, 75208
Instructor: Sarita Westrup
# of Students: 4 - 8
Sarita will demo the tools, materials, techniques, and approaches she uses to twine arched baskets. Day one, we will cover prepping reeds for spokes and weavers, twining, starting an circular bottom basket, and backwards twining wedges. Day two we will explore finishing the lip of the basket and have a show-and-tell. Other materials/media for twining and surface will be briefly discussed. No experience necessary. This class is designed to focus on a learned skill rather than a final product and the possibilities are endless! Time outside of class may be needed to finish your basket.
All materials are included. Each student will receive reed to work with in class and to take home for continued exploration. Handouts and pre-recorded technical videos will be provided.
Sarita Westrup is an artist, weaver, and natural dyer based out of Dallas, TX. She has been teaching community art workshops for ten years and loves baskets and basket adjacent artworks to pieces. She’s very into making weirdo basket sculptures out of her home studio and exhibits her work through out the United States. instagram: @saritawestrup