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Nordic Handcraft Workshop: Russian Birch Bark Baskets

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

This class meets Thursday, May 7 & Friday, May 8, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day

Join internationally recognized birch bark artist Vladimir Yarish at ASI! This intermediate to advanced course will explore birch bark technique through two small baskets, one traditional and contemporary. Students will practice both straight and diagonal weave, as well as embellishments and attaching a root rim. Throughout the course, the instructor will address historical and contemporary use of the white paper birch tree in northwestern Russia and the Baltic region. This visit is co-sponsored by The Russian Museum of Art in South Minneapolis.

An additional $150-225 (dependent on basket style) materials fee is payable to the instructor.

Registration recommended by April 30.
$155 ASI and TMORA members / $175 non-members


For information, call 612-871-4907

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