Wire Basketry: Drotarstvo

Teacher: Zac Banik | Date: Thu, 04.18 , 6:30-9:30pm | Location: North Mississippi Annex
Tuition: $120 | Materials: $10

Artist and designer, Zac Banik shares a piece of his cultural tradition in this introduction to Wire Basektry. In this course, students will learn to utilize the techniques of drotarstvo to create wire vessels. More info...

Drotarstvo: Slovak Wire Craft dates back to the early industrialization of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Since that time, Slovak craftspeople have been using a host of unique techniques of wire craft to create simple but beautiful objects. Some decorative and some utilitarian, these objects hold a treasured place in traditional Slovak culture. Artist and designer, Zac Banik shares a piece of his cultural tradition in this 3-hour introduction to drotarstvo. Students will gain experience using wire as a sculptural material. With Zac’s instruction, students will also see how wire can be used as an unconventional form of textile. Students will practice basic wire craft skills, leaving with a small wire bowl or vessel.

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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