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Olive's Workshops

Make a Traditional Folded Bark Basket

Regular price $115.00
Regular price Sale price $115.00

Instructor: Andrew Lee

Saturday, June 17

9:00 a.m.  –  4:00 p.m.

Adult (18+)

All levels are welcome. No experience required. Some hand strength required.

Explore the traditional art of folded bark basketry. Historically, bark baskets were used for cooking, gathering, hauling water, and storing food. Students will learn which barks are suitable for creating containers and how it's harvested, folded, and dried. The instructor will supply a harvested log ready for each student to process for future basket making, and a dried and folded piece of bark to make into a bark basket during class. Various finishing and embellishing techniques are presented. 

There will be a 1-hour lunch break. Bring a lunch or explore local dining options.   

All materials are included with a $10 PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR  at the time of the workshop. 

*Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees. 

Student Supply List: 

  • Note-taking materials (optional)
  • Apron (optional)

  Andrew Lee is a certified educator with over two decades of teaching experience. His fascination with history began by finding Native American artifacts in Northwest Georgia as a young boy. He credits this time in his life as crucial in developing a deep interest in understanding past cultures.
While at the University of Georgia, Andrew met master primitive skills instructor Scott Jones. After taking Jones' flintknapping class, the fuse was officially lit. 
More than twenty years later, through teaching in elementary and middle schools as well as in the correctional setting, the constant passion in Andrew's educational life has been pursuing history, including learning more about primitive skills.
The bark baskets and stone bladed knives that he creates are ways that he expresses this love of history and nature.