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Melon Willow Basketmaking with Shiela Alexandrovich

Basket Weaving

We will make a small 6 to 8 inch willow basket over a 3 hour time-frame (can be 2 classes). Students will explore how to gather willow and learn to use the basic tools needed.

Grade Suitability8-12
Maximum Class Size15 students
Time Required3 hours
Material RequiredArtist will supply
Material Cost$5/student
Language of InstructionEnglish, French
CommunitiesCarcross, Carmacks, Haines Junction, Teslin, Whitehorse
AvailabilityAll months except October

Shiela Alexandrovich

Shiela Alexandrovich has been working in the traditional arts for well over 20 years. The last ten have been focused on beadwork and basketry, experimenting with techniques and materials. She has been teaching both adults and young people in the contemporary use of traditional methods with the focus on learning the techniques rather than making a certain object. The land inspires her and it provides her with many of the materials she uses. She exhibits and teaches locally, as well as teaching numerous workshops throughout the Pacific Northwest. Recently Shiela has worked in England; learning and building random weave sculptures.

Contact the artist

  • 867-668-5964