The Arbutus Folk School believes all crafts are worth preserving, and there are any number of traditional crafts that don't fall into one of our categories.
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 email@example.com 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: -10
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
Students will create their own snowflake linocut. A linocut, also called linoleum cut, is a type of print made from a sheet of linoleum in which a relief design has been cut. Any areas of the linoleum that have been cut away by tools will remain white when printed onto a piece of paper.
Appropriate for all skill levels.
Class takes place at Arbutus Folk School, 610 4th Ave E, Olympia.
All materials, tools, and equipment will be provided.
Open to students ages 13 and older. Full scholarships available for youth with financial need - apply at https://arbutusfolkschool.org/youth-scholarship-program/.
For Covid safety we cannot allow drop-ins at this time - please register to attend. Masks are required for the duration of all classes. Students must complete a health check form before participating, available digitally through our website and on paper upon entry to the building.
Instructor: Amanda Hanson
Capacity Remaining: 5
Dates: 12/20/2021 - 12/20/2021
Times: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Building: Arbutus Folk School
Room: Front Classroom
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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