6243
Ripley
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
5 B 5 L 5 D
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DAY
1
Hotel and class registration 3:00pm at Administration Office
Ripley, WV
D
Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Activity note: After settling in, enjoy a leisurely stroll around the lake to the dining hall for a buffet style meal. Get to know each other through orientation and introduction of the instructors and participants in the Holt Lodge meeting room. Then retire to your comfortable accommodations and enjoy a quite nights rest as you prepare for an exciting learning experience.

Afternoon: Stop at administration building for hotel and program registration after 3:00 PM

Dinner: Buffet style. Served 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Evening: Program orientation at 7:00 p.m. In Holt Lodge meeting room. Enjoy meeting fellow students and instructors and learning about the activities for the week.

DAY
2
Class will begin at 8:30 AM in the Craft House Studio B
Ripley, WV
B,L,D
Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Activity note: The instructor will introduce the technique of ribbed basketry, outline the projects of the week and work with each student to determine their level of expertise. 4 baskets will be completed starting with Mini Egg Basket – a good beginning basket for new students but a great little basket for all. We will learn the basics of a ribbed basket and the “God’s Eye”.

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

Morning: Class starts at 8:45 a.m. in the Craft Building Studio B.

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

Afternoon: Class continues until 4:30 p.m.

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

Evening: Evening entertainment begins at 6:30 pm we will gather in Holt Lodge first floor meeting room for a 2 mile bus trip to The Appalachian Distillery for a history lesson on Moonshine in West Virginia and a tour of the distillery. Standing a 15 minutes and walking less than a 100 yards is required.

DAY
3
Class will begin at 8:30 AM in the Craft House Studio B
Ripley, WV
B,L,D
Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Activity note: Students that did not complete the Mini Egg Basket will do so while others may begin on their second ribbed basket. Melon Basket – The size will be a challenge for beginners but will reinforce the “God’s Eye” technique taught in the first basket. This basket reinforces the basic weaving in a ribbed basket. The instructor will hold an Open Studio following dinner for students wishing to continue their work.

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

Morning: Class begins at 8:45 a.m.

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

Afternoon: Class continues until 4:30 p.m.

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

Evening: Free time with open studios begin at 6:30 p.m.

DAY
4
Class will begin at 8:30 AM in the Craft House Studio B
Ripley, WV
B,L,D
Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Activity note: Continuing with the ribbed weaving the third basket will be the Potato Basket – This basket offers new skills and may be a bit of a challenge. The instructor will do a demonstration of technique and then students will work with a partner to help hold and tie the beginning ribs.

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

Morning: Class begins at 8:45 a.m.

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

Afternoon: Class continues until 4:30 p.m.

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

Evening: We will gather in the Holt Lodge first floor meeting room to get on a bus for a 5 mile ride into downtown Ripley. Once there we will be dropped off at the historic Alpine Theatre where we will have a tour and then watch a classic movie with popcorn and a drink!

DAY
5
Class will begin at 8:30 AM in the Craft House Studio B
Ripley, WV
B,L,D
Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Activity note: The fourth basket is the one most often associated with the ribbed weaving technique. the Egg Basket – also known as a “butt basket”. This basket is unique in that all ribs are cut to the same length and yet no two baskets are identical.

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

Morning: Class begins at 8:45 a.m.

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

Afternoon: Class continues until 4:30 p.m.

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

Evening: At 6:30 p.m. we will do a walk through all the classrooms to see the accomplishments of all the students during the week. Light refreshments will be served.

DAY
6
Final day in Craft House Studio B/class ends at 11:30 am.
Ripley, WV
B,L

Activity note: A review of all techniques learn during the week and the instructor will work with students to complete all basket projects.

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

Morning: Class begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m.

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