2017 Classes at Nadine's Olivenhain home (Encinitas area) California

To enroll (760) 944-9369 or

info@nadinespier.com

May 27

July 1

​August 12

​October 28

10 am - 4 pm • $55.00
Basket Kits (if needed) $37.00

​​​​​​HOME STUDIO WORKSHOPS 
The home workshops are kept small to provide a generous amount of individual instruction tailored to each student’s skill level and interest such as:  For beginners, learning how to coil a basket, or for more experienced students, shaping of vessels, novel starts such as walnut slices or other objects with holes, fancy stitches (wheat stitch, diamond stitch, fern stitch, inserting beads between coils using the mariposa stitch) handles, teneriffe, lidded vessels, sculptural techniques, and much more!

MULTIPLE-DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS


I'm thrilled to announce I will be teaching multiple-day workshops in 2017 at two incredible locations:

 
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee
June 4-10

Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville on Whidbey Island, Washington

October 20-22

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN -

I will individualize my instruction to each student's interest and skill level.  So if you're a beginner - you're welcome!  And if you already know how to coil, these workshop are for you too!  I even invite gourd artists who want to learn how to coil on gourds (you must bring cleaned gourds and an awl). Every student will receive lots of personal attention so they will learn what they  came to learn.....AND MORE!

Students will start their basket around a polished stone, then each student can go in their own desired direction. Whether you're a beginner or experienced coiler, you're certain to learn lots of exciting basketry skills.  The workshop will be several days of fun, exploration, discovery, and a mastering of basketry skills. 

Some examples of what you can learn are:

How to start a basket around a stone center
A variety of other innovative ways to start a basket
How to line up stitches using the Swirling Basic Stitch
Lots of other fancy stitches
How to master shaping
Freeform sculptural work
Beadwork
Handles
Lids
and MUCH MUCH MORE ! ! ! ! !


​PHOTOS OF COUPEVILLE......

WORKSHOPS

Fiber Artist

Nadine Spier

Both beginning and experienced basket weavers are welcome at the home workshops. Show ‘n Share is a fun part of the workshop, so please bring any baskets you’ve made to share with the group.

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.


​Art Lounge on 101

July 8    10am - 4 pm

​http://artloungeon101.com/events/the-art-of-basket-weaving-5

August 5   10am - 4 pm

http://artloungeon101.com/events/the-art-of-basket-weaving-7


Golden West Community College

​July 29  10am - 3 pm

http://www.gwccommunityservices.com


​San Diego Botanical Gardens

August 19  10am - 4 pm www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm