6243
West Virginia

Basketry

Inspired by the idyllic setting of the Appalachian foothills, explore the art of basketry as you enjoy expert instruction on flat reed weaving while making baskets of your own design.
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Program No. 6243RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
799

At a Glance

Learn hands-on techniques from a professional artist, and spend hours in the studio perfecting your craft.Enjoy evening entertainment as a group, including a covered bridges field trip, or take advantage of free studio time. Be inspired by the picturesque and tranquil backdrop of the Appalachian foothills and four peaceful lakes, and explore the area’s historic covered bridges, a two-story log cabin and a one-room schoolhouse.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking and standing on this program.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn hands-on techniques from a professional artist, and spend hours in the studio perfecting your craft.
  • Enjoy evening entertainment as a group, including a covered bridges field trip, or take advantage of free studio time.
  • Be inspired by the picturesque and tranquil backdrop of the Appalachian foothills and four peaceful lakes, and explore the area’s historic covered bridges, a two-story log cabin and a one-room schoolhouse.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a single room to yourself for only $100 more (for many programs). Please note that there may be additional fees for supplies required. Please call for additional information. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Debbie Martzall
Debbie Martzall earned her BS Degree in Art Education taught Art in Pennsylvania for 25 years. She took an early retirement and moved to Tanner, West Virginia, and changed her media from tempera, watercolor, crayons, pencils and clay to fiber and baskets! She is a self-taught basket maker and fiber artist. She teaches needle felting, ribbed basketry and continues to work with children in assorted media! Her second career has achieved ribbons in her needle felting, fleeces, home canning, coiled baskets and ribbed baskets.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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