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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! As an artist my passion is create art with all natural materials that I harvest and prepare from the beautiful landscape around my home. As an educator I guide adults and children alike in connecting to their creative self through the combination of art and nature. I have a background in Fibers Art from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and a BFA in Printmaking from SUNY New Paltz and I currently exhibit work regionally in galleries and teach nature and art workshops throughout the Hudson Valley. If you are interested in purchasing work, scheduling a workshop, or have any questions then please email me at KatieGroveStudios@gmail.com

                                                                 Workshops and Teaching Experience

 I often teach several workshops at the same venue or teach the same topic multiple times in a year. This list represents only selection of the workshops I have taught each year to show scope and variety.

2017

Wild Basketry 2017, 8 Month Series. High Falls, NY.

Winter Evening Weaving, 3 Night Evening Series, High Falls, NY

Weaving with Nature: Weekend Basketry Intensive. Arrowmont School of Craft. Gatlinburg TN.

Coiled Pine Needle Basketry: White Barn Farm Sheep and Wool. New Paltz NY.

Coiling with Cattails, Grasses, and Iris, The Bark Eater Inn, Keene NY.

Baskets In the Barn: Weekend Basketry Retreat. Charlemont, MA.

Harvesting for Coiled Baskets. Omega Institute Staff Enrichment Program. Rhinebeck, NY.

Coiled Basketry. NYS Sheep and Wool Festival, Rhinebeck, NY.

Twining and Twill with Bark and Vines. NYS Sheep and Wool Festival, Rhinebeck, NY.

Plant Dyes of Autumn. NYS Sheep and Wool Festival, Rhinebeck, NY. ]

Coiled Pine Needle Basketry. Drop Forge and Tool, Hudson, NY.

2016

Lead Instructor and Program Co-Designer. Wild Earth. Summer Art Camp (Ages 9-12)

Instructor. Wild Earth. Artemis Moon Year Round Program (Ages  8-13)

Lead Instructor. Wild Earth. Mystwood Year Round Program (Ages  6-10)

Lead Instructor. Wild Earth. Adult Apprenticeship Program.

Twined Medicine Bags. With Seeds of Intention. Poughkeepsie, NY.

Mother’s Day Primitive Basketry. Two Coyotes School. Newport, CT.

Coiled Basketry. The Millworks. Harrisburg, PA.

Twined Basketry with Cattails, Iris, and Bark. White Barn Farm. Gardiner, NY.

2015

Introduction to Coiled Baskets. With Seeds of Intention. Poughkeepsie, NY.

Random Weaving with Fabric. White Barn Farm. Gardiner, NY.

Natural Dyes in the Kitchen. Kitchen Table Arts. Kingston, NY.

Medicinal Colors: A Plant Dye and Herbal Medicine Workshop. New Paltz, NY.

Coiled Grasses and Twining with Cattails. Rhinebeck NY Sheep and Wool Festival.

 

2014

An Introduction to Willow Basketry. Wild Earth. New Paltz, NY.

Coiled Pine Needle Basketry. Wild Earth. New Paltz, NY

Wild Earth 3 Part Basketry Series (Coiled Grasses, Twining with Willow, Pine Needle    

Jewelry. White Barn Farm Sheep and Wool Shop. Gardiner, NY

 

2013

Wild Earth 3 Class Basketry Series. White Barn Sheep and Wool Shop. Gardiner, NY.

Natural Dyes and Weaving Class Series. Kitchen Table Arts. Kingston, NY.

Natural Dye Plants of Spring Workshop. Tweefontein Herb Farm. New Paltz, NY.

Coiled Basketry Workshop. Wild Earth, High Meadow School. Stone Ridge, NY.

Re-Thinking Food Waste with Natural Dyes Demonstration

   –  2013 School Food Summit, Rondout Valley High School. Stone Ridge, NY.

   – Sustainability Fair, High Meadow School. Stone Ridge, NY.

   – SUNY New Paltz Farmer’s Market. New Paltz ,NY.

 

2012

Natural Dyes of Autumn Workshop. Rosendale, NY.

Introduction to Natural Dyes Workshop. New Paltz, NY.

Native Dye Plants of the Rondout Valley Workshop. Rondout Valley Common Ground Celebration. Stone Ridge, NY.

 

RESIDENCIES

2016

Women’s Studio Workshop Ora Schneider Regional Artist Residency. Rosendale, NY.

2013

Platte Clove Artist in Residence Program. Platte Clove, NY.

EDUCATION

2015

Basketry Internship with Artist Matt Tommey. Asheville, NC. (Jan-March)

Introduction to Letterpress Workshop with Maureen Cummins

2012                                                                                           

BFA in Printmaking. State University of New York at New Paltz, NY. Extensive experience in etching, silkscreen, and monoprint.        

 

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