Textile Arts: “Folded Bark Baskets”

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Textile Arts: “Folded Bark Baskets”

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Deadline to Register: June 16th at 5:00pm

Title: Textile Arts: “Folded Bark Baskets”

Description: In this class, each student will begin with a four foot section of poplar log. They will be instructed in how to remove, fold and begin to dry a piece of bark. They will take this unfinished basket and other supplies home to complete on their own later after drying. Next, students will be provided a preform basket and construct a basket (attach handle, rim supports, etc.), and have the opportunity to add various embellishments. Each student will take home both their completed basket and the folded/drying bark to complete at home.

Instructor: Andrew Lee is a professional educator with over two decades of teaching experience. His fascination with history began by finding Native American artifacts in Northwest Georgia as a young boy. He credits this time in his life as crucial in developing a deep interest in understanding past cultures. While at the University of Georgia, Andrew met master primitive skills instructor Scott Jones. After taking Jones’ flintknapping class, the fuse was officially lit. More than twenty years later, through teaching in elementary and middle schools as well as in the correctional setting, the constant passion in Andrew’s educational life has been pursuing history, including learning more about primitive skills. His hands-on workshops and the bark baskets & stone-bladed knives that he creates are ways that he expresses this love of history and nature. He teaches workshops at various locations around the southeast including John C. Campbell Folk School in western North Carolina and Foxfire in Northeast Georgia.

 Supplies and Attire: All materials and supplies will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes.

Time: Sunday, June 23rd (10:00am-5:00pm)

Tuition: $105.00

Supply Fee: $25.00

Level: Beginner


Important Information: Registering for a workshop indicates that the student is 19 years of age or older and understands that photographs/video may be taken during the event and their image may be used on Burritt on the Mountain’s website and social media outlets or other promotional materials. Registration also indicates that the student releases Burritt on the Mountain and the City of Huntsville, all their directors, employees, volunteers, and any persons associated with Burritt on the Mountain, from any liability for any bodily injury and/or property damage suffered by the attendee as a result of actives during the educational program.

Cancelation Policy:  Our workshops take a great deal of advance planning and purchasing of supplies. 25% of all ticket purchases are a non-refundable deposit. Students that cancel 30 days or more prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a refund, minus the non-refundable deposit. No refunds will be issued less than 30 days from the start date of a class.*  To be fair and consistent, there can be no exceptions to this policy, regardless for the reason a cancelation is requested.

Thank you for understanding that this policy is in place to protect our artist instructors who spend time, energy, and money to create an amazing learning experience. 

*We require a minimum number of students to hold a class. If this minimum is not met, the class may be canceled or rescheduled. In this case, a full refund will be offered.



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June 23
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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