Instructor: Jennifer Rhodes
July 10 - 14
9am - 12pm
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Note: An additional materials fee will be due on or before the first day of class.
This workshop gives students hands-on experience in the art of basket weaving. The instructor will explain basketry terms, techniques, materials, and tools, while students weave three different baskets at their own pace. Each basket will be taught on a step-by-step basis using knowledge gained and built upon from each prior class. Topics covered include handles, pattern selection, and reed quality. By the end of the workshop each student should have acquired the basic skills necessary to complete a simple basket on their own.
Jenn Rhodes began weaving 20 years ago as a way to explore her creative side while raising two small children. Her love of basketry began with the very first basket and has been growing since then. Both self taught and taught by some of the most world renowned basket weavers like Flo Hoppe, Anne Bowers, Karen Zane, Anne Lima and Ruth Garcia. Jenn teaches in her home studio, community centers, adult education programs and at various guilds and conferences including the Northeast Basketmakers Guild Spring Gathering and Summer Retreat and the North Carolina Basketmakers Association. In order to support her knowledge and love of basketry, Jenn purchased a basket weaving supply company 10 years ago. That business continues to grow and supply her students with first quality materials that are easily accessible. Recently, Jenn was commissioned to design baskets for the New York fashion designer Tanya Taylor. Jenn’s baskets were part of the Fall Fashion Week 2015. In the summer of 2016 Jenn and her family moved to Cape Cod permanently, and make Wellfleet their home. Jenn finds Wellfleet's artistic environment inspirational and is excited to become part of the artist community.