Over and Under: Beginning Basket Weaving
**EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $119 before
August 8, 2014
Instructor: Becky Walker
Six Sessions: Saturday and Sunday, September 13 & 14 --12:00-5:00 PM
Price: $129—Class limited to 10 students.
When you see a beautiful hand-woven basket, do you find yourself thinking, "how could anyone do that?" Do you yearn to hand weave a basket of your own? Are you looking for a new and unique outlet for your creative energies?
"Over and Under" will teach you the basic techniques of basket weaving--an old and gratifying art. You will learn how to lay out a base, weave in a "locking" row, weave with different colors of dyed reed, rim and lash a basket, and even add decorative curls. At the end of the class, you will go proudly home with a usable and attractive market-style basket. If you can imagine it, you can probably weave it!
Discussions and examples presented in class will include weaving materials, techniques, and basket styles. Basket weaving supplies are included in the price of the class.
Becky Walker was taught her first basket several years ago by a close friend. Since then, she has studied under several nationally-renowned masters, including John McGuire, Flo Hoppe, and JoAnne Kelly Catsos. To keep her techniques innovative and updated, she attends weaving conferences across the U.S., and is an active member in the Basket Weavers Guild of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Native American Basket Weavers Association, and the Texas Basket Weavers Association.
Freedom of Print: Silkscreen for the Beginner
**EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $169 before
August 6, 2014
Instructor: Kelly Foshee
Six Sessions: Wednesdays, September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8 and 15--6:00-8:00 PM
Price: $189—Class limited to 10 students.
Silkscreen is an extremely accessible, easy-to-learn printmaking process, but also a very versatile art form. In this class, you will learn to create your own designs on cards, posters, and clothing--but you can use this technique on nearly any surface! Class will feature lessons in water-based, non-toxic silkscreen printing, both single color and reductive (multi-)color. Most supplies are included in the price of the class--please contact your instructor about any further materials.
Expand your creative possibilities--no prior experience necessary!
Kelly Foshee, a native Tulsa, is a Teaching Artist. Kelly received her BFA in painting and printmaking, and a MFA in printmaking from The University of Tulsa, and promotes art education throughout the Tulsa area. Currently, Kelly serves as the Fine and Performing Arts Chair at the Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences, and has taught young artists for the last ten years. She has taught Studio Art and Art History at TSAS since 2006. Her work has been showcased in exhibitions around the country, and in London.
Introduction to Traditional Music: Celtic Lands to Appalachia
**EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $145 before
August 15, 2014
Instructor: Dana Fitzgerald Maher
Six Sessions: Tuesdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7 and 14--6:00-8:00 PM
Price: $165—Class limited to 20 students.
Traditional music is art intimately woven into the everyday life of a people. It is both historical artifact and living, evolving art form. This class offers an overview of traditional music in the Celtic tradition through its transformation into the music of Appalachia. You will learn about the historical, cultural, geographical, political and religious elements that formed and shaped this music. You will be immersed in its sound and energy through live performances and will hear from the musicians who've become its current caretakers. The final class period will be an evening of music and fun at the Zarrow Center for Art and Education in Downtown Tulsa's Brady Arts District, featuring a live performance by Tulsa-based acoustic music trio Vintage Wildflowers.
Dana Fitzgerald Maher is a performer, teacher, composer and arranger. She has been a member of the music faculty at the University of Tulsa since 2006 and was the Artistic Director of Tulsa's Amadeus Piano Festival for 11 years. She is currently the Music Ministry Director at Tulsa's Christ Presbyterian Church. As a Celtic harpist, singer and pianist, Dana performs and tours with the nationally recognized, award-winning traditional music trio, Vintage Wildflowers. They have appeared onstage at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, North Texas Irish Festival, Champagne Urbana Folk and Roots Festival, American Heritage Music Festival and have been featured on the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour. Their third album was released in the summer of 2014.