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Crafting the Ancient Toolkit - Workshop Collaboration with Zach Fisher and Wild Earth

 In Crafting the Ancient Toolkit you will learn how to work with a range of traditional materials including bone, wood, leather, barks, wild fibers, stone, and more. Throughout the series we will cover the entire process of each technique– from selecting and processing materials to finishing projects that are both utilitarian and aesthetically beautiful.   If you are inspired by wilderness survival skills or are a craftsperson with an appreciation for material then join us- by the end of our time together you will have a personalized primitive tool kit full of items for crafting, repairing, and creating.

Community of Baskets

2019 Wild Basketry - 9 Month Natural Basketry Program with Katie Grove

Are you inspired to develop a deep connection to the art of basketry and the abundant plant materials in our natural landscape? Do you want to learn how to go out into the forests and fields, identify and gather materials, and weave baskets? Join this 9 month program to connect to your creative self and the natural world while learning the ancient skill of basketry. 

UPDATE: As of 1/31/19 the Thursday class is full and  there are two spots in the Saturday class. Email me if you want to claim one or if you want to be on the waiting list for Thursday! Katiegroveart@gmail.com

2019 Workshop Calendar

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

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Schedule a Workshop

Excited to take a workshop, but can’t make it to any of the classes on my calendar? You can schedule a workshop at your own venue or a private workshop at your home on your own schedule.

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Basketry and Plant Dye Tutorials

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

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About Katie Grove

 

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. When I’m not teaching I am either working on my fine art, participating in gallery shows and residencies, or traveling.

 

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Fine Art Basketry and Nature Inspired Art

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

I also have several ongoing series of work that is very directly inspired by the plants and materials of basketry. In this work I take the traditional and non-traditional basketry materials and simply explore, follow my instincts, and develop pieces that inspire viewers to appreciate the natural world around them. 

Contact

Have any questions? Want to schedule a workshop? Or just talk basketry? Reach out below or email me at KatieGroveArt@gmail.com

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