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Weekend Basketry Weaving Workshop, Gosford, Central Coast, 21- 22 September 2024

$440.00

Learn my favourite 4 basketry techniques in 2 days. 

Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 September 2024 10am – 3pm daily. This is a non residential.

Venue:  Gosford Regional Art Gallery, Studio 2, 36 Webb Street East Gosford NSW 2304

Limited spots –  BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.

EARLY BIRD $440. Book by 21 August to get the early bird pricing. After the price will be $460 including materials and personalised tuition

You will be learning and exploring my favourite basketry techniques with materials you can easily access after the class so you can easily keep on weaving:

  • random weaving with cane + inclusions
  • random weaving with long leafy plants
  • twining with jute with a pattern
  • looping with paper string
  • Bonus string/cordage demonstration

By the end of this course you will be confident in multiple basketry techniques.

 

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Learn my favourite 4 basketry techniques in 2 days. 

Saturday 21 –  Sunday 22 September 2024 10am – 3pm daily. 

Limited spots –  BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.

EARLY BIRD $440. Book by 21 August to get the early bird pricing. After the price will be $460 including materials and personalised tuition

You will be learning and exploring my favourite basketry techniques with materials you can easily access after the class so you can easily keep on weaving:

  • random weaving with cane + inclusions
  • random weaving with long leafy plants
  • twining with jute with a pattern
  • looping with paper string
  • Bonus string/cordage demonstration

By the end of this course you will be confident in multiple basketry techniques.

Tapping into your creativity, like all of my workshops, it is so much more than just learning techniques, it’s an opportunity to tap into powerful creativity that is ready to surface.

Learning at your own pace, in this hands on, practical workshop is all about exploration and experimentation not perfection. While learning basketry techniques, you will be reconnecting with your imagination and creativity.

It’s a small class so you get hands-on tuition from expert weaver, Catriona Pollard.

Suitable for beginners, or weavers who are looking to learn these techniques If you’ve never done weaving before – perfect! You’ll love it and leave with finished basketry sculptures and the confidence to do more.

This course is for you if:

  • You want to learn multiple basketry techniques.
  • You don’t have any experience or want to further develop your weaving.
  • You’re looking for a fun, relaxing creative outlet, and an enjoyable way to spend your downtime.
  • You deserve the gift  a weekend of dedicated weaving with a group of lovely people.

“Led by the dynamic and richly talented Catriona, we mastered new techniques and learned so so so much more about the creative process. It is not always that the practitioner can teach, but despite her own high level of skill, Catriona knew that we needed to learn the elements of the craft before letting loose our imaginations. Patiently she demonstrated and repeated (again and again!) until our hesitant fingers danced to newly mastered rhythms. Her rich imagination and her technical skills together with a profound understanding of the inspiration to be found in natural plant materials enabled us to twine our souls into an exhilarating world of creativity.” Sarah

“I had a wonderful time “creating, learning new skills, using natural elements and sitting chatting with like-minded women.  What a gift to be able to take time out with Catriona guiding us enthusiastically and nurturing our new skills and self-belief.  Thanks heaps Catriona.” Robin

“Just wanted to say thankyou for your lovely workshop today. Such a wonderful way to spend the day ….I learnt such a lot ..and congratulations to you with everyone achieving their goal for the workshop. A very well organised and beautifully presented class All the best and thanks again Suzy


Catriona Pollard – Basketry artist and teacher

Catriona Pollard is a contemporary artist who uses traditional basketry techniques to transform foraged plant fibres into organic sculptural works. Her unique sculptural work offers glimpses of shapeshifting natural forms, from unnoticed branches, leaves and seedpods into works that investigate human’s personal connection with the natural world.

Engaging audiences to build creative connection with the natural world is a fundamental part of her art practice and her teaching.  By transforming organic material into sculptures, she presents an opportunity to be enchanted by the natural world and the stories it shares.

Through her sculptures, she uses nature as a way to connect with people that goes beyond physical beauty, but touches them in a personal and profound way. Ultimately aiming to reignite people’s relationship with nature for the wellbeing of both the human and more than human worlds.

She exhibits extensively in solo exhibitions, selected and group exhibitions. She has been a finalist in many art awards including International Art Textile Biennale, Australian Textile Art Award, National Capital Art Prize, Environmental Art & Design Award (Awarded Highly Commended 2022), North Sydney Art Prize, Australian Fibre Arts Award, Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize, Northern Beaches Art Prize Emerging Artist of the Year Craft NSW and Mosman Art Gallery.

Her artwork is profiled across major art and design media and is featured nationally in galleries, high end design spaces and private collections. Watch her talk about her art at ABC TV and Gardening Australia and read in the feature in Good Weekend, SMH/The Age.  She is profiled in the Book: Woven Together: Weavers and Their Stories (Gingko Press). See the news section for more talks and media.

As a dedicated professional educator, she holds sold out sculptural basketry weaving workshops in Australia and internationally and teaches for design and craft centres. She holds demonstrations for organisations including Museums, and gives artist talks at galleries and community groups. She also established the online SchoolofBasketryArt.com with students from around the world. Read more about at www.theartofweaving.com.au/about

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Cancellations: 100% refund if you cancel 30 days before (less CC fee).  You are welcome to transfer your ticket to someone else after that date. All refunds are less the 0.026% processing fee. 100% refund if I have to cancel for an unforeseen circumstance.

Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 September 2024 10am – 3pm daily. This is a non residential.

Venue:  Gosford Regional Art Gallery, Studio 2, 36 Webb Street East Gosford NSW 2304 – Free all day parking

Cost: EARLY BIRD $440. Book by 21 August to get the early bird pricing. After the price will be $460 including materials and personalised tuition

 

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Catriona Pollard’s unique sculptural work offers glimpses of shapeshifting natural forms, from unnoticed branches, leaves and vines into stunning works that celebrate the abundance of nature. She uses foraged and discarded plant material with traditional basketry techniques.

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