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
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6 days
5 nights
15 meals
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DAY
1
Hotel and Program Registration/Dinner/Orientation
Ripley, WV
D
Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Activity note: Hotel and Program Registration begins at 3:00 p.m.. Dinner from 5:00-6:00 p.m.. Orientation at 6:30 p.m..

Afternoon: Hotel and program registration begins at 3:00 p.m..

Dinner: Served in the Lakeview dining hall 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Evening: 6:30 p.m. We will gather in the Holt Lodge first floor meeting room for orientation. Introductions will be led by Group Leader with light refreshments served.

DAY
2
Class/Evening Entertainment
Ripley, WV
B,L,D
Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Breakfast: Served in Lakeview dining hall from 7:30-8:15 a.m.

Morning: With class beginning at 8:30 a.m., the instructor will lead introductions and introduce the projects for the week. Demonstration of the first project will be given and we will gather our materials and begin our first basket.

Lunch: Served at Lakeview dining hall from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Afternoon: As we come back together as a class the instructor will work one-on-one with each of our projects.

Dinner: Served in Lakeview dining hall from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Evening: Evening entertainment will be a trip into Ripley for a classic movie at the historically restored Alpine Theater. We will meet in Holt Lodge meeting room at 6:30 p.m. to board a bus for the short trip and will return by 8:30 p.m..

DAY
3
Class/Open Studio
Ripley, WV
B,L,D
Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Breakfast: Served in Lakeview dining hall from 7:30-8:15 a.m.

Morning: The instructor will begin with a demonstration of a new pattern. We will gather supplies and start the new project.

Lunch: Served in Lakeview dining hall from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Afternoon: Coming together for the afternoon we will continue the basket project from the morning. The Instructor will work with each student to encourage individual design touches.

Dinner: Served in Lakeview dining hall from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Evening: Starting at 6:30 p.m. all classroom studios will be open for instruction.

DAY
4
Class/Evening Entertainment
Ripley, WV
B,L,D
Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Breakfast: Served in Lakeview dining hall from 7:15-8:30 a.m.

Morning: This morning we will work to complete the basket started yesterday.

Lunch: Served in Lakeview dining hall from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Afternoon: The afternoon will be spent with the instructor demonstrating a new basket pattern. We will choose our materials and begin a new basket.

Dinner: Dinner will be served in Lakeview dining hall from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Evening: At 6:30 p.m. bus for a short 2 mile trip to an authentic Appalachian Moonshine Distiller where we will enjoy the history, tour and tastings of West Virginia Moonshine.

DAY
5
Class/Group Dinner/Evening Class Studio Tour
Ripley, WV
B,L,D
Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Activity note: 5:00 p.m. dinner as a class. 6:30 p.m. the group will do a tour of the individual classrooms.

Breakfast: Served in Lakeview dining hall from 7:15-8:30 a.m.

Morning: As a class we will work to complete yesterday's basket project. The instructor will then demonstrate the final project and we will gather materials and begin that project.

Lunch: Served in Lakeview dining hall from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Afternoon: We will continue to work on the morning basket project and prepare our classroom display for the evening tour.

Dinner: At 5:00 p.m. we will come together as a class with dinner served in the side dining room of the Lakeview dining hall.

Evening: At 6:30 p.m. together we will do a walk through the classrooms to view the projects completed during the week. We will then gather in the Holt Lodge meeting room for refreshments.

DAY
6
Final Class/Departures
Ripley, WV
B,L

Breakfast: Served in Lakeview dining hall from 7:15-8:30 a.m.

Morning: This final day of class the instructor will review all the patterns and techniques we have learned throughout the week and work to complete the final project. We will share ideas and patterns to take home and continue our basketry.

Lunch: Served in Lakeview dining hall from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The program ends after lunch.

Afternoon: We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!






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