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2022 Workshop Updates

 

NEW WORKSHOP OFFERING: Backyard Basketry: Coiling with Grasses, Cattails, and More  Saturday October 1st 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, Stone Ridge, NY 12484. 

Because most of my fall classes are full I added another to the calendar! It’s coming up soon so share with your friends and family. October is THE perfect time for coiled basketry so I’m thrilled to get to do this class with you all : ) 

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The Basketmaker's Month Webinar Series: October

Tuesday October 5th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm EST

Which plants are available to harvest for basketry in our backyards during the early fall? In this webinar I’ll be talking about VINES. These are a generally winter harvest plant so this talk will be applicable for anytime between October and the beginning of spring. (Why? I’ll talk about this along with with plenty of exceptions!) I’ll cover the vine category in general, plus specifics about grapevines, bittersweet, wisteria, akebia, kudzu, and a bunch of others. 

The focus will be on ID, ecology, harvesting, processing, and everything else you need to know to get these plants ready for making baskets. If you can’t make it you can always pay and get access to the recording for 3 weeks afterwards. 

2022 Workshop Calendar

Weekend, single day, and long series basketry workshops in upstate New York.

WildEarthCoilBasket 4004207 291A1724 Stefan.lisowski@warui.com

Basketry and Plant Dye Tutorials

Learn all about wild harvesting plant materials at home to make baskets, plant dyes, and more. 

Pine Needle Basket WorkshopHarvesting Red Willow In Taos
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2022 Wild Basketry - 9 Class Natural Basketry Program with Katie Grove

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR 2022

Sunday’s class is full, but Thursday has a spot available. Email me at katiegroveart@gmail.com to reserve it. 

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. 

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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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Wild Basketry: a 9 month journey of harvesting and making with the plants all around us

Wild Basketry: a 9 month journey of harvesting and making with the plants all around us

2018 was my second year of teaching Wild Basketry: a 9 month basketry series. It was a great success once…

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A Basket Weaving Road Trip

A Basket Weaving Road Trip

Southwestern Basketry Road Trip: Weaving in Arizona and New Mexico For the past few years my partner and I have…

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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? Email me at Katiegroveart@gmail.com

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