Above: Boiling Over (detail) by Candace Pratt
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Arrowmont offers beginning to advanced workshops in contemporary and traditional basketry techniques. Other media offerings include: fiber, clay, metals, wood, painting, glass, sculpture, photography, papermaking and printmaking. One, two-week and weekend sessions in the beautiful Smoky Mountains during the spring, summer and fall. Housing and meals available on campus. Visit galleries, art supply store and resource center.
Bay Area Basketmakers
The Bay Area Basket Makers (BABM) guild was founded in 1984 by Maxine Kirmeyer and Jude’ Silva to support and further interest in basketry as a craft and art form. The guild serves as a source of information and as a means of communication among basketmakers, providing inspiration and friendship. We welcome basketmakers of all levels and expertise, from amateurs to professionals.
John C. Campbell Folk School
Providing experiences in non-competitive learning and community life that are joyful and enlivening. Located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing.
Let’s Make Baskets
Select a basket design you love, and learn how to weave with us. We host virtual open studio hours, and every design is accompanied by a complete video tutorial so you can learn the process at your own pace. Kits, supplies, and tools available.
Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Dedicated to preserving Nantucket’s rich history of basket making and supporting scholarship of this art form, the mission of the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum is to promote the awareness and appreciation of lightship baskets and their makers, by educating and engaging the public about the complexity of this art form unique to Nantucket, and placing it within a broader context of related crafts.
Peters Valley School of Craft
Peters Valley School of Craft is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation, founded in 1970 in partnership with the National Park Service to promote and encourage education and excellence in craft. From our humble beginnings as an artist colony to our recognition today as an internationally renowned center of fine craft, our presence in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area defines Peters Valley and the experience for our visitors, resident artists and students.
Sievers School of Fiber Arts
An island setting imparts a unique experience at Sievers School of Fiber Arts. Professional teachers/fiber artists offer two-to seven-day classes, May-October, in basketry, knitting, spinning, quilting, weaving, paper and book arts, beadwork, wearables, surface design and more in all levels. Dormitory facilities are available. An 1895-built schoolhouse is a good setting for the sale of original fine crafts handmade by students and teachers along with quality yarns and books.
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