Makah Tribal Style Cedar Bark Basket
Ages 18 and older
Takes place at Millersylvania State Park - Kitchen Shelter #1
In this two-day class hosted at Millersylvania State Park, you will weave a 4 to 5-inch cedar bark spiral basket with Melissa Peterson. Melissa Peterson is a Makah tribal member living on the Makah reservation and weaving Makah traditional & contemporary basket for 53 years. Melissa collects and processes all of the materials used in her basketry. She has been a cultural arts specialist for 40 years, teaching multiple generations, and shares her knowledge with non-tribal folks interested in Makah basketry as well. Class takes place in an open-air CCC shelter in Millersylvania State Park. Students should bring a small knife like a pocket knife, a pair of scissors, and a small basin for water. Course fee includes all other materials needed to complete the project.
This folk & traditional arts workshop is supported with funding from Northwest Heritage Resources, a Washington state cultural non-profit organization, and presented in partnership with the Washington State Parks Folk & Traditional Arts Program.
Class fee waived for members of regional tribes. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register and have your fee waived.
Kitchen Shelter 1 is the stone CCC building closest to the Flagpole parking lot. It has a large fireplace and big doors, and is open air with some windows which can be opened for further ventilation.
Please note that this class was originally scheduled for September 11th and 12th, 2021, but has been postponed to April 2nd and 3rd, 2022 due to Covid. The April class is already full but we encourage you to join the waitlist if interested in case Covid has greatly improved by the spring and we can expand the class size, or in case other students drop out.
Instructor: Melissa Peterson
Capacity Remaining: -19
Dates: 4/2/2022 - 4/3/2022
Times: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Days: Su Sa
Building: Millersylvania State Park
Room: Kitchen Shelter #1
Message phone: (360) 350-0187
120 State Avenue NE, #298
Olympia, WA 98501
Facility Physical Address (no mail please):
610 4th Ave E.
Olympia, WA 98501
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