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Melon Willow Basketmaking with Shiela Alexandrovich

We will make a small 6 to 8 inch willow basket over a 3 hour time-frame (can be 2 classes). Students will explore how to gather willow and learn to use the basic tools needed.

Grade Suitability:

8-12

Maximum Class Size:

15 students

Time Required:

3 hours

Material Required:

Artist will supply

Material Cost:

$5/student

Language of Instruction:

English, French

Communities:

Carcross, Carmacks, Haines Junction, Teslin, Whitehorse

Availability:

All months except October

Shiela Alexandrovich

Shiela Alexandrovich has been working in the traditional arts for well over 20 years. The last ten have been focused on beadwork and basketry, experimenting with techniques and materials. She has been teaching both adults and young people in the contemporary use of traditional methods with the focus on learning the techniques rather than making a certain object. The land inspires her and it provides her with many of the materials she uses. She exhibits and teaches locally, as well as teaching numerous workshops throughout the Pacific Northwest. Recently Shiela has worked in England; learning and building random weave sculptures.

Contact: 867-668-5964

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