$100

Coiled Willow Basket Workshop with Charlie Kennard

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Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

900 Sanford Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Enjoy a respite from the summer heat and spend a Saturday working with your hands while taking in the view overlooking the Laguna de Santa Rosa from Heron Hall. This day-long workshop on the immersive and challenging art of basket-making will use willow, a common riparian tree found across Sonoma County, to shape a small coiled basket. Local weaving expert Charlie Kennard will describe how to split and trim willow to prepare weavers and then begin a Paiute-style trinket basket, with a foundation of the whole willow. Participants can choose whether to use a gap stitch or close weaving.

This workshop is suitable for adults and teenagers. All basket-making materials are included in the registration fee. Participants must bring a water bowl, sharp pocket knife, and lunch. Hot drinks and snacks are provided throughout the day.

Charlie Kennard of San Anselmo is a long-time basket weaver and student of California Indian and other traditional basketry techniques of the world. He teaches throughout the Bay Area, and in many schools and at teacher trainings. Tule boats made in his workshops can be seen at the California Academy of Sciences, the Bay Model in Sausalito, and in the collection of the Lake County Museum. You can also visit a basketry plant garden Charlie has created at the Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, where he and friends have woven a basket 13 feet across. Charlie is active in native habitat restoration in Marin, managing several projects for Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed.


CANCELLATION POLICY: If you need to cancel, please notify us as soon as possible so that others on the waitlist may attend. Cancellations received more than 30 days in advance of the event date will receive a refund minus a $10.00 processing fee. Cancellations made between 30-7 days in advance will receive a 50% refund. We are sorry but refunds cannot be given on cancellations made less than 7 days in advance. Please also note that we often need a minimum number of participants to conduct most events. If the Laguna Foundation needs to cancel the event for any reason, we will notify you as soon as possible (at least 1 day prior to the event) and you will receive a full refund.

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Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

900 Sanford Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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