Monday, March 22, 2010

Making Baskets for Teen Art Program

This past Saturday I taught a basketry workshop at the Hara Center to benefit the teen art program there. This is me attempting to push the reed further down in the warm water. Unfortunately when I ordered reed this time, I ordered one size larger than I typically work with. Soaking became very important to make the reed more pliable.
Both adults and children participated in making twine and coil baskets. The very younger children were taken into another area to create baskets out of old newspaper with the aid of the teens the program would benefit. A big thanks goes out to Kelly McCarthy, the girl who runs the joint, for coming up with the idea of making newspaper baskets with the younger kiddos.