Intro NW Native Cedar Basketry with Celeste Whitewolf
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Celeste Whitewolf
Availability: SOLD OUT
“My paternal Grandmother’s family-the Effmans-are well known Karuk weavers. It is from that heritage I came to recognize the connection between the plant world and human beings. The plant will tell you what kind of basket it wants to be. The human needs to listen, work with the plant so together a new object with a “centered” being is created.” - Celeste Whitewolf
With honor and gratitude, we welcome Celeste Whitewolf for a one-day workshop introducing students to the art and tradition of weaving with cedar. Students will learn to use a jerry stripper, to cut, split and peel soaked cedar bark into workable material. Celeste will teach students a “plaited start”, offering instruction on twining and demonstrating various finishing techniques including “simple cut”, “loop over” and “ woven”. Students will leave with a finished cedar basket, at least 4 inches square. the technique of twining to create a small cedar basket, at least 4” square.
Students are asked to bring their own small, sharp knife.
All Native Arts classes are offered at 50% off tuition for all peoples of North American Indigenous descent. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
No previous experience necessary. This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over who meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Studio Workshops. All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in a Studio Workshop and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in a Studio Workshop. PLEASE carefully review it!
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