"Melon Basket" with Caroline Hawkins | ADULTS | Four-week fortnightly workshop series | 1-4pm Saturdays commencing 3rd August 2019

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"Melon Basket" with Caroline Hawkins | ADULTS | Four-week fortnightly workshop series | 1-4pm Saturdays commencing 3rd August 2019

240.00

A melon basket is a ‘constructed frame’ basket. This course will take you through each stage in four sessions over 6 weeks, providing you time to work at home to complete each stage. There is immense satisfaction in turning plant fibres into a useful and attractive basket. It is an opportunity to learn how to harvest and utilise a variety of plant materials which are commonly available in many gardens, if not yours then perhaps your neighbour’s.

Caroline Hawkins is a local artist whose practice encompasses creating sculptural fibre art, basketweaving, researching, learning and developing global cultural weaving practices and techniques.

This four-week workshop series will be held at Bluebird House (cnr Carr and Swanston Sts, South Geelong):

  • 1-4pm Saturday 3rd August

  • 1-4pm Saturday 17th August

  • 1-4pm Saturday 31st August

  • 1-4pm Saturday 14th September

Subject to minimum numbers.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Gather suitable plant materials for your basket

  • Prepare the materials

  • Construct the frame for your basket

  • Use the twining technique  

Some plant materials will be provided by Caroline, however contributions from students will be gratefully received. Information will be provided in the first class, however students are welcome to contact Caroline before the course commences  with any questions or suggestions regarding materials.

NB Students will need to bring the following equipment to workshops (and for use at home in between sessions):

  • Scissors

  • Secateurs

  • Clothes pegs

  • Old towels

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Caroline Hawkins
Originally trained at Ravensbourne Art College, London in 3D design, Caroline has been working in arts and crafts for the last 25 years, creating art work, holding workshops and working as a community artist. A Diploma in Sustainability has further informed the integration of sustainability practices within her art, not only in materials and methods chosen, but in developing themes such as awareness raising of endangered species.