Bark Basketry (2 day)
Sat. & Sun. May 28 & 29, 2016.
$225 materials included.
Small Scale Basketry Techniques (2 day)
Sat. & Sun. July 16 & 17, 2016.
$200 materials included.
Adirondack Backpack Basket (2 day)
Sat. & Sun. Aug.13 & 14, 2016.
$225 materials included.
Rush Basketry Weekend (3 day)
Fri., Sat. & Sun. Aug. 26, 27 & 28, 2016. $300 materials included.
All Levels Welcome.
Joan Carrigan has been teaching basketry for 20 years. Her passion for both traditional and contemporary basketry has led her to explore many different techniques and materials. She exhibits her work and teaches internationally and is the recipient of two Handweavers Guild of America Awards. She loves to share her passion for basketry and puts emphasis on having fun and enjoying the experience. She has many repeat students and is a founding member of the Salt Spring Island Basketry Guild.
250 538 1877
See website for additional workshop listings.
Glass Casting and Fusing
Drop in and scheduled activities include:
Kids Sand-casting - press designs into sand and watch the molten glass poured, forming your creation.
Teen Classes & Adult Workshops
Dichroic jewelry fusing, glass etching, kiln casting. inquire about sessions. $40 - $140
The Glass Foundry
401 Upper Ganges Rd.
A 30 year Gulf Island resident, Mark has been working in glass since 1977. He has operated The Glass Foundry since 1996, with emphasis on recycling glass. For 15 years Mark has instructed classes covering many aspects of glassmaking.
250 537 9200
Ceramic Hand-building Workshop
A 5-day hands-on workshop in which slabs are used for making slump and hump molded pots.
Specific time to be announced.
Class size limited to 8
Weeden has been making pots for 42 years, both on the potters’ wheel and by hand-building. A deep love for clay has prompted her to pass her knowledge on. The exchange of such knowledge is a two-way street. Weeden keeps this exchange of collegiality alive in her workshops.
250 537 5403
First Nations Storytelling through Drawing & Wood Carving
Part of the beauty of First Nations culture is knowing the story behind the art. First Nations artist, Quentin Harris (Salish) will help you visualize traditional stories and powerful life principals, and teach the graphic styling and elements of West coast Salish art. Workshops are available year round for carving and drawing/storytelling upon request.
Please check website for workshop dates.
While empowering students with an inspired imagination, I aspire to intersect First Nations arts and culture with positive values and truth. Connecting the power of storytelling with visual art, it is my intent to touch the hearts and minds of learners. I am available for teaching sessions, professional workshops, speaking engagements, long term community art projects or commissioned artworks.
250 537 3100