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2016 Workshop Schedule

Learn to weave a basket, create colorful dyes with plants, get to know your natural landscape and connect to your creative self. Beginners and experienced creatives alike are welcome at any of my 2016 workshops.

Private Workshops

Excited to take a workshop, but can’t make it to any of my 2016 classes? You can schedule a private workshop for you and any amount of friends and learn on your own schedule. Check out the page for a list of great workshop topics.

Basketry and Plant Dye Tutorials

Tutorials, tips, and inspiration for finding, processing, and using natural materials on my blog. You’ll also find plant dye recipes, and an in depth look at my process as a basketry artist.

About Me

Going out into the forests and fields, harvesting materials from nature, and sitting down in the sun to weave a basket is  my idea of a perfect day! I am an artist and educator based in the Hudson Valley of New York and my passion is to create art    that is inspired by nature. I also teach nature-based art workshops on basketry and plant dyes, where I create an environment in which individuals can explore self-expression while learning how to identify, use, and appreciate locally available natural materials. 

 

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2016 Sheep And Wool Festival Workshops!

2016 Sheep and Wool Festival Workshops!

I teach workshops at many different venues throughout the year, but there is something special about the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck. Partly it is the energy, the food, and just knowing that there are sheep, llamas, and alpacas next door. But mostly it is the quality of people that show up to take my workshops there. They are so creative, kind, and enthusiastic and last year it was so inspiring that this year I am teaching four, you read that right, four workshops! Spots are going quick so take a look and join me for a great time learning to weave in an awesome setting. Unfortunately Coiled Basketry is already sold out, but the others have availability! SIGN UP HERE ON THE NYS SHEEP AND WOOL FESTIVAL WEBSITE  And here are some workshop photos…

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2016 Sheep And Wool Festival Workshops!

2016 Sheep and Wool Festival Workshops!

I teach workshops at many different venues throughout the year, but there is something special about the NYS Sheep and…

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Weaving Naturalism And Art Together: Square Foot Studies At IN:SITE

Weaving Naturalism and Art Together: Square Foot Studies at IN:SITE

I have always been fascinated by art thats inspiration dwells in the world of science. The kind that asks questions…

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INSITE: A Summer Long Outdoor Art Exhibition

INSITE: A summer long outdoor art exhibition

A Summer Long Outdoor Art Exhibition Opening Celebration this Sunday June 26th 1-4 pm at The Snyder Estate in Rosendale…

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Twining And Coiling At The NYS Sheep And Wool Festival

Twining and Coiling at the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival

A sample of baskets made at my 2015 NYS Sheep and Wool Festival workshops. Coiling with Cattails, Grasses, and Daylily Leaves and Twining with Nature

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Plant Dye Recipe And Tutorial: How To Make A Jewelweed Dye

Plant Dye Recipe and Tutorial: How to Make a Jewelweed Dye

How to make a plant dye with jewelweed in an easy to follow natural dye tutorial.

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Medicinal Colors: The Healing Colors Of Plant Dyes

Medicinal Colors: The Healing Colors of Plant Dyes

What does it mean to wear medicine? No matter where you live in the world we are all blessed with…

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Bark Harvesting And Processing Of Four Northeastern Trees

Bark Harvesting and Processing of Four Northeastern Trees

This summer was my first working with trees for basketry. I set out to try several different species and learn…

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Learning To Weave A Basket

Learning to Weave a Basket

 Learning to Weave a Basket I believe that everyone can benefit from connecting to natural materials through learning to weave a basket.…

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Harvesting White Ash Inner Bark For Basketry

Harvesting White Ash Inner Bark for Basketry

Adventures in Bark Basketry After learning how to use bark in basketry during my internship in Asheville this winter my…

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Fine Art Portfolio

In addition to teaching workshops on basketry and plant dyes I have a strong background in fine arts. Many of my paintings, drawings, and mixed media sculptures incorporate natural materials are all inspired by a deep love of nature.  I regularly show my art in venues throughout the Northeast and participate in artist residency programs. Here is a sample of what I do and for more please visit my fine art website here

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