In 2019 I am offering 1, 2 and 3-day workshops!
ONE DAY WORKSHOPS
In the 1-day introductory class students will start a pine needle basket around a polished stone cabochon. The swirling stitch is taught with a unique method that lines up stitches on both sides of the basket, making the vessel attractive on the inside as well as the outside. Students also learn how to shape their basket and how to taper down and finish the final coil. The coiling method can later be used to weave other plant materials including sweetgrass, palm inflorescence and leaves from a wide variety of common plants. Repeat students are invited to attend to learn more advanced techniques as time permits. Instructional fees vary according to facility.
I offer monthly 1-Day workshops out of my home in Olivenhain (Southern California). To enroll call (760) 533-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ALL levels welcome. Class size kept small and everyone receives lots of attention. In addition to the techniques listed above, many repeat students attend to learn more advanced techniques such as sculptural work, lids, footed bases, fancy stitches, and MUCH MORE! I also welcome gourd artists who want to learn how to coil on gourds.
10 am - 4 pm • $60
Basket Kits (if needed) $40.00 inc. tax
February 23, 2019
10 am - 4 pm
Carlsbad Flower Fields
Choose from April 6, April 27, April 28
TWO DAY WORKSHOPS
BORREGO SPRINGS ART INSTITUTE (1 hour from San Diego)
April 13 & 14
Students will learn how to coil a basket using a stone as a beautiful and unique center and using the swirling basic stitch that lines up on both sides of the basket. Students provided with all materials including a mounted stone (plenty to choose from!), a large spool of Irish waxed linen thread and washed/prepared pine needles. Depending on time, some students may also learn how to make handles, using beads and much more. All levels welcome. Repeat students invited to attend to learn more advanced techniques. To register or for more information see http://www.borregoartinstitute.org/Workshops or contact me personally if you have any questions email@example.com
A trip to Borrego Springs can be much more than taking a workshop! There are endless miles of trails throughout the 600,000 acre state park, the second largest state park in the U.S.! Borrego Springs is home to very rare Bighorn sheep, 130 amazing, larger-than-life metal sculptures scattered about the desert, take a hike in a Palm Canyon where a stream flows from melted snow from craggy mountain tops and ancient palm trees line the banks, sunrises and sunsets that defy imagination as the sun paints the desert with colors of pink, lavender, yellow, reds and more. Nothing brings out the magic of a sunrise/sunset more than the desert! There are several hotels and 2 campgrounds all within two miles of the Art Institute.
March 23 & 24
Julian, California (1 hour from San Diego)
Students will learn how to coil a basket using a stone as a beautiful and unique center and using the swirling basic stitch that lines up on both sides of the basket. Students provided with all materials including a mounted stone (plenty to choose from!), a large spool of Irish waxed linen thread and washed/prepared pine needles. Depending on time, some students may also learn how to make handles, using beads and much more. All levels welcome. Repeat students invited to attend to learn more advanced techniques.
This workshop is held at the amazing home of James Hubbell, world-renown environmental artist. Students have the special opportunity to roam the property, explore the various buildings and art installations while enjoying the breath-taking mountain views. For accommodations, students can make reservations at the various inns in nearby Julian.
THREE DAY WORKSHOP
Nov 1-3, 2019
Pacific Northwest School of the Arts
Whidbey Island, Washington
In this 3-day workshop students will learn an amazing variety of techniques – I contact my students prior to class to inquire what they want to learn, and I tailor my instruction to each student’s interest. This workshop is perfect for both beginners and experienced coilers. Some of the techniques students can learn include how to coil a symmetrical basket around a stone, fancy stitches, how to create free-flowing sculptural pieces, how to coil around antlers or branches, how to coil on a gourd, Teneriffe, lids, footed bases, handles, beads between coils, and MUCH more!!!
The location is the Pacific Northwest School of Art in the darling town of Coupeville on Whidbey Island. https://pacificnorthwestartschool.org/product/spier-nadine-the-art-of-coiling-baskets-and-sculptural-forms-november-1st-3rd-2019/