E.L. CORD
MUSEUM SCHOOL
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Courses Approved for In-service Credit
February 19, 2020 10 am – 2 pm

Camera Basics for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

Wednesday and Thursday, February 19 and 20
10 am - 2 pm

This class is designed for beginning to intermediate photographers who have purchased a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, which is a camera with removable lenses. Course participants will explore the specific features of DSLR cameras, as well as general photographic skills and techniques to make great pictures. Wednesday and Thursday,

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February 20, 2020 1 – 4 pm

Watercolor: Open Studio

Thursdays, February 20 - March 12 
1 - 4:00 pm

This intermediate level open studio class is designed for returning students and experienced students. Students should have a personal work in progress to work towards completing in this fun and social series. Each class will begin with a short lesson addressing a challenge or technique followed by open studio time

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Art and Wellness
February 20, 2020 5:30 – 6:30 pm

The Art of Meditation

Thursdays, February 20 - March 12
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Meditation is a technique for inner peace and wellness. Meditation can be a cornerstone of a healthy, happy, productive life. Everyone can do it. This class is taught by an expert who has over 30 years of experience helping people just like you. It does not require concentration or any

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February 21, 2020 5 – 8 pm

Fused Glass Earring and Pendant Workshop

Friday, February 21
5 -8 pm

Learn to create beautiful fused glass earrings and pendants. Each person can choose to make: Option #1 (1) set of earrings and (1) pendant, Option #2 (3) sets of earrings, or option #3 (2) pendants. Findings or backings are all attached later, by the teacher, to the artwork to ensure

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February 22, 2020 9 am – 12:30 pm

Stylized African Animals in Acrylic

Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23
9 am - 12:30 pm

Using bold colors, modern patterns and engaging compositions, students will use acrylic paint combined with colored pencil to create inspired portraits of African animals. In this two-day intensive, student will work with basic drawing skills, contour lines, loose gridding and blocking techniques to layout the portraits on wooden panels. Final

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Girls' Night Out
February 22, 2020 6 – 8:30 pm

Girls’ Night Out: Rainbow Palette Painting

Saturday, February 22
6 – 8:30 pm

Bring your friends and spend a fun and relaxed evening with us making art and drinking wine! This month we will be experimenting with rainbow palette painting. Bring old friends, meet new ones and have a great night over a glass (or two!) of wine and a fun project designed

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February 27, 2020 5 – 9 pm

Introduction to Watercolors

Thursday, February 27
5 -9 pm

This class is designed for anyone who would like to explore the medium of watercolor without the commitment.  Learn techniques such as washes, glazing, wet on wet and much more.  Find out if watercolor is for you.  The class is great for beginners who would like to experiment with watercolor

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February 28, 2020 5 – 8 pm

Fused Glass Earring and Pendant Workshop

Friday, February 28
5 -8 pm

Learn to create beautiful fused glass earrings and pendants. Each person can choose to make: Option #1 (1) set of earrings and (1) pendant, Option #2 (3) sets of earrings, or option #3 (2) pendants. Findings or backings are all attached later, by the teacher, to the artwork to ensure

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February 29, 2020 9 am – noon

Glass Bead Workshop

Saturday, February 29
9 am – noon

Create five or more beads in this three hour intensive introductory glass blowing course taught by Mantra Glass Art. You will explore the beautiful world of boroscillicate glass utilizing clear, colored rod and color changing rods. Learn more about the process of melting glass and annealing your finished pieces in

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March 1, 2020 9 am – noon

Glass Bead Workshop

Sunday, March 1
9 am – noon

Create five or more beads in this three hour intensive introductory glass blowing course taught by Mantra Glass Art. You will explore the beautiful world of boroscillicate glass utilizing clear, colored rod and color changing rods. Learn more about the process of melting glass and annealing your finished pieces in

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March 3, 2020 10 am – noon

Mastering the Elements of the Landscape – Sky and Clouds in Oils

Tuesdays, March 3 -24
10 am – noon

In order to paint the landscape well, the artist must understand the light that fills it and how it affects the appearance of it.  This class will focus on the painting various types of skies and clouds, the source of that light. Students who have taken the Landscape Basics class

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March 3, 2020 1 – 4 pm

Perspective Drawing

Tuesdays, March 3 -24
1 – 4 pm

Learn or improve your perspective drawing skills and explore a variety of media in this fun and encouraging class. Students will be taught classic drawing techniques using line, value and composition while focusing on perspective drawing skills. Tuesdays, March 3 -241 – 4 pm Instructor: Jerry StinsonAges: Adult (15+) /

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March 3, 2020 6 – 9 pm

Drawing Techniques: Shape and Form

Tuesdays, March 3 - 24
6 - 9 pm

Students will enjoy this course designed to emphasize observational drawing to understand shape and form. In this course, students will improve their observational drawing techniques by first working on rendering shapes within the still life. Later on, students will work towards creating dynamic compositions while diving deep into rendering complex

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March 4, 2020 6 – 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Wednesdays, March 4 -25
6 – 9 pm

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Wednesdays, March 4

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March 5, 2020 1 – 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Thursdays, March 4 - 26
1 – 4 pm

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Thursdays, March 4

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Book Arts
March 6, 2020 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Book Arts: Coptic-Style Hardcover Journal

Friday, March 6
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Create a beautiful hardcover journal with exposed sewing on the spine and inventive book covers. The Coptic-Ctyle book an ancient structure that combines beauty and durability. In addition to learning this extraordinary technique, you will learn how to easily adapt the structure to create a photo album. Some bookbinding experience

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March 7, 2020 10 am – 2 pm

Edward Hopper Inspired Oil Landscape Painting

Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8 
10 am – 2 pm

One of the best ways to learn posthumously from a master painter is to paint a “master copy”. That is, study the painting intently, look at how the artist handled the subject and manipulated the paint. Try to get inside the artist’s head and figure out why the artist emphasized

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March 7, 2020 6 – 8:30 pm

Girls’ Night Out: Nostalgia Tape Deck Accordion Books

Saturday, March 7
6 – 8:30 pm

Bring your friends and spend a fun and relaxed evening with us making art and drinking wine! Remember back when we made mix tapes instead of playlists? Join us for a fun evening re-living the glory days of cassette tapes! We will be designing and making a musically inspired, accordion-fold

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Book Arts
March 14, 2020 10 am – 5 pm

Introduction to Western Paper Marbling

Saturday, March 14
10 am – 5 pm

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of history, techniques, tools and styles of Western marbling. Students will get hands on experience of all aspects of marbling from paper priming and preparatory mixing of water medium and paints, to the creation of classic patterns. Specific attention will

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March 14, 2020 10 am – 2 pm

Exposing Photos for Film and Digital Cameras

Saturdays, March 14 and 21
10 am – 2 pm

No matter if you shoot film or digital, mastering the camera’s exposure is key to great photography.This course will take photographers through the basics of the exposure triangle, and help eliminate any confusion on how to work with Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO. Class will also cover how lenses play

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March 15, 2020 10 am – 3 pm

Mosaics 101: Introduction to Mosaics

Sunday, March 15
10 am - 3 pm

Students will learn the basics of mosaics, including techniques, design and grouting. Using various materials, students will work towards a 10” x 10” mosaic mirror or 6 x 12 plaque project. All materials provided but students may bring other objects (stones, jewels, beads, etc.) to incorporate into their piece. This

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Camps for Kids
March 16, 2020 8:30 am – noon

Spring Break Camp: Fun with Clay

Monday - Friday, March 16 - 20
8:30 am - noon

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring the tactile nature of clay.  Instruction will encompass basic hand building, throwing on the wheel, and sculpture.  In this 5 day camp, students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from the heat of

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March 16, 2020 9 am – noon

Spring Break Art Camp for Kids: Learning from the Masters

Monday - Friday, March 16 - 20
9 am - noon

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this five-day camp, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. This class will feature special discussion of the artwork

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March 16, 2020 1 – 4 pm

Spring Break Art Camp: Young Artist Series Digital Animation

Monday - Friday, March 16 - 20
1 - 4 pm

Kids ages 11 and up will have fun playing on the Museum’s iPad Pros as they work on story-boarding, character design and animation in this five day camp. Students will also have an opportunity to explore and sketch using the iPads in the Museum’s galleries while looking for inspiration for

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March 17, 2020 6 – 8 pm

Introduction to Cartooning: the Basics of Illustrating and Cartooning with Procreate

Tuesday, March 17
6 - 8 pm

Join New York based visiting artist Dicus in this exciting design workshop. This class is designed for beginning illustrators and cartoonists. Students will learn some of the basics of cartooning, from thinking of ideas and drawing finished drafts to pitching and selling your work. We will also learn about a

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Growing Artist Series
March 21, 2020 9 – 10:30 am

Growing Artist Series: Art Adventures for 2 – 6 years

Saturday, March 21
9 - 10:30 am

The Growing Artist Series is designed for young artists ages 2 – 6 and their parents. On the third Saturday of each month, children will be encouraged to create art alongside their adult. Each month offers an exploration of different art mediums and basic art skills, introducing little ones to

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Ceramics
March 21, 2020 9 am – noon

Ceramics: Open Studio

Saturdays, March 21 - April 25
9:00 am - noon

Intermediate and advanced level students will enjoy developing their hand building and/or wheel throwing techniques in this open studio ceramics class. Instructor will introduce students to new techniques, will encourage experimentation and will assist students with independent challenges.  Studio, clay and glazes are provided. Saturdays, March 21 – April 259:00

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Camps for Kids
March 23, 2020 8:30 am – noon

Spring Break Clay Camp: Fun with Clay

Monday - Friday, March 23 - 27
8:30 am - noon

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring the tactile nature of clay.  Instruction will encompass basic hand building, throwing on the wheel, and sculpture.  In this 5 day camp, students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from the heat of

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Camps for Kids
March 23, 2020 9 am – noon

Spring Break Art Camp for Kids: The Natural World

Monday - Friday, March 23 - 27
9 am - noon

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this five-day camp, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. This class will feature special discussion on art inspired

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Camps for Kids
March 23, 2020 1 – 4 pm

Spring Break Art Camp: Young Artist Series Digital Animation

Monday - Friday, March 23 - 27
1 - 4 pm

Kids ages 11 and up will have fun playing on the Museum’s iPad Pros as they work on story-boarding, character design and animation in this five day camp. Students will also have an opportunity to explore and sketch using the iPads in the Museum’s galleries while looking for inspiration for

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March 24, 2020 5 – 9 pm

Watercolor for Beginners: Winter Landscapes

Tuesday and Thursday, March 24 and 26
5 - 9 pm

Learn about composition in painting and develop your watercolor skills while painting a winter landscape. This class will introduce different winter landscape elements such as snowy fields with vegetation, snow covered trees and barns in a few smaller paintings demonstrating several different compositional rules. During the last session students will

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March 28, 2020 10 am – 2 pm

Watercolor Geraniums: From Studies to Composition

Saturdays, March 28, April 4, April 18 
(NO CLASS APRIL 11)          
10 am – 2 pm

Using potted geraniums as subjects, students will learn the process of creating compositions from their own studies.  Wet and dry techniques, hard and soft edges, and texturing will be explored.  Watercolor experience is recommended.  PLEASE NOTE:  There will be a break between the second and third classes.  Saturdays, March 28,

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March 28, 2020 10 am – 2 pm

Childe Hassam Inspired Oil Landscape Painting

Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29 
10 am – 2 pm

 One of the best ways to learn posthumously from a master painter is to paint a “master copy”. That is, study the painting intently, look at how the artist handled the subject and manipulated the paint. Try to get inside the artist’s head and figure out why the artist emphasized

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Book Arts
March 30, 2020 5 – 8 pm

Writing Small Alphabets and Creating Small Treasures

Mondays, March 30 - April 27
5 – 8 pm

Make your writing small, smaller, smallest as we work with various tools conducive to tiny writing. Three styles of lettering will be learned in this class: Monoline Italic, Clothesline Caps, and Willow by Hand, all of which can all be written in a variety of sizes. These delightful letters will

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April 1, 2020 5 – 8 pm

Hand Painted Decorative Eggs

Wednesday, April 1
5 - 8 pm

Inspired by her Czechoslovakian heritage, instructor Iva Neveux will introduce students to basic painting techniques to create beautiful decorative eggs. Each student will create two hand-painted wooden, paper mache or flat wooden eggs using combinations of dots, lines, dashes and curves. All materials included with registration. Wednesday, April 15 –

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April 1, 2020 6 – 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Wednesdays, April 1 -29
6 – 9 pm

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Wednesdays, April 1

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April 2, 2020 1 – 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Thursdays, April 2 - 30
1 – 4 pm

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Thursdays, April 2

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April 4, 2020 3 – 6 pm

Hand Painted Decorative Eggs

Saturday, April 4
3 - 6 pm

Inspired by her Czechoslovakian heritage, instructor Iva Neveux will introduce students to basic painting techniques to create beautiful decorative eggs. Each student will create two hand-painted wooden, paper mache or flat wooden eggs using combinations of dots, lines, dashes and curves. All materials included with registration. Saturday, April 43 –

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April 5, 2020 10 am – 2 pm

Georgia O’Keeffe Inspired Large Scale Watercolor Flowers

Sunday, April 5
10 am – 2 pm

Learn about composition in painting and develop your watercolor skills while being inspired by the artwork of Georgia O’Keeffe. Students will begin the class by going into the galleries and looking at O’Keeffe’s Hawaiian flower inspired 1939 work Hibiscus with Plumeria. This class is ideal for beginners, or those wishing

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April 7, 2020 6 – 9 pm

Drawing Techniques: Line and Composition

Tuesdays, April 7 - 28
6 -9 pm

Students will enjoy this introductory level course designed to teach basic drawing techniques while focusing on line work, value scales and composition. This class is designed to provide a foundation for drawing, teaching students how to realistically draw objects within an environment. Each class will focus on different drawing techniques

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Book Arts
April 9, 2020 April 10, 2020 10:30 – 4:30 pm

Linocuts: Botanical Blossoms

Thursday, April 9
10 am - 4 pm

Learn to carve simple, beautiful patterns or images in linoleum and print them using Japanese hand printing techniques. The botanical images we’ll be working with in this class lend themselves especially well to this versatile printmaking process. Found images can be transformed into vibrantly layered compositions using Katherine’s easy transfer

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Growing Artist Series
April 18, 2020 9 – 10:30 am

Growing Artist Series: Art Adventures for 2 – 6 years

Saturday, April 18
9 - 10:30 am

The Growing Artist Series is designed for young artists ages 2 – 6 and their parents. On the third Saturday of each month, children will be encouraged to create art alongside their adult. Each month offers an exploration of different art mediums and basic art skills, introducing little ones to

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April 26, 2020 9 am – noon

Glass Fusing

Sunday, April 26
9 am – noon

Learn to create beautiful fused glass coasters or suncatchers. Students will learn basic cutting, scoring and breaking methods with flat fusible glass. We will experiment with rods, frits, stringers, dichroic sparkly glass and more! Create one large or two small small sun-catchers in any design. No heat involved and no

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April 26, 2020 10 am – 3 pm

Watercolor Techniques: Batik Method on Rice Paper

Sunday, April 26
10 am - 3 pm

Take your watercolors to the next level with this fun method of using the batik method of applying hot wax to save and build layers of color. Together, we will create a painting on rice paper, which adds an extra element of interest and texture. Instructor will guide students through

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Ceramics
April 28, 2020 6 – 9 pm

Clay: Earthworks

Tuesdays, April 28 - June 2
6 - 9 pm

Create decorative and functional pottery in this six-week class designed for the beginner as well as those who have taken intermediate pottery classes in the past.  Students will learn how to work with clay in both hand building, and wheel-throwing techniques. Finishing methods such as decorating, stamping, painting, and staining

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Growing Artist Series
May 9, 2020 9:30 – 10:30 am

Growing Artist Series: Art Adventures for 2 – 6 years Mother’s Day Play in Clay

Saturday, May 9
9:30 - 10:30 am

The Growing Artist Series is designed for young artists ages 2 – 6 and their parents. Kids will enjoy playing in clay with their parents as they create inspired keepsake treasures for Mother’s Day while exploring the tactile qualities of clay. This unique creative experience places an emphasis on having

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Growing Artist Series
May 9, 2020 11 am – noon

Growing Artist Series: Art Adventures for 2 – 6 years Mother’s Day Play in Clay

Saturday, May 9
11 am - noon

The Growing Artist Series is designed for young artists ages 2 – 6 and their parents. Kids will enjoy playing in clay with their parents as they create inspired keepsake treasures for Mother’s Day while exploring the tactile qualities of clay. This unique creative experience places an emphasis on having

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Ceramics
May 10, 2020 9 – 11 am

Kids’ Corner: Clay Exploration

Sundays, May 10 - June 7
9 am – 11 am

Kids ages 8 – 14 will have fun exploring a variety of ceramic techniques in this fun and interactive five-week series. Students will be introduced to clay and have an opportunity to learn, practice and improve on their hand building and wheel throwing skills. Sundays, May 10 – June 79

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Growing Artist Series
May 16, 2020 9 – 10:30 am

Growing Artist Series: Art Adventures for 2 – 6 years

Saturday, May 16
9 - 10:30 am

The Growing Artist Series is designed for young artists ages 2 – 6 and their parents. On the third Saturday of each month, children will be encouraged to create art alongside their adult. Each month offers an exploration of different art mediums and basic art skills, introducing little ones to

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Ceramics
May 16, 2020 9 am – noon

Ceramics: Open Studio

Saturdays, May 16 - June 20
9:00 am - noon

Intermediate and advanced level students will enjoy developing their hand building and/or wheel throwing techniques in this open studio ceramics class. Instructor will introduce students to new techniques, will encourage experimentation and will assist students with independent challenges.  Studio, clay and glazes are provided. Saturdays, May 16 – June 209:00

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May 16, 2020 10 am – 3 pm

Butterflies in Ink and Watercolor

Saturday, May 16
10 am - 3 pm

Learn to combine the texturing of ink and the vibrancy of watercolor to create illustrations while focusing on butterflies. Explore the tradition of scientific illustration while referencing specimens and photographs in this watercolor workshop. No experience necessary. Saturday, May 1610 am – 3 pm Instructor: Carroll CharletAges: Adult (15+) / All Levels Supply

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Basket Weaving
May 17, 2020 10 am – 2 pm

Miniature Pine Needle Baskets

Sunday, May 17
10 am - 2 pm

Create a miniature pine needle basket using natural materials. Learn from the basket making tradition of Audrey Frank’s native Nevadan Washoe/Paiute culture. Explore weaving methods by combining pine needles, sinew and raffia in this one-day workshop.  Sunday, May 1710 am – 2 pm Instructor: Audrey Frank Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels Required

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