Nov 1 - Nov 8, 2023


Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive, Newport, OR 97365



This class is full

Weave a functional fanciful basket exploring the strength and flexibility of seagrass; thin rope (cordage) made from tall grass. You will begin your basket with a solid base, twine the body, and finish off with a decorative and functional rim. See for yourself how the materials, base and rim design, weaving technique and tension influence the finished creation. Basketry is possibly the oldest of human crafts, come explore this ancient art where we are only limited by our imaginations. Materials List: Apron, old bath towel, pruning shears (if you have them). 

Wednesdays, 12pm-4pm
November 1 & 8
Newport Visual Arts Center
Ages 17+
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Susan Jones is local basketmaker and paper artist. Susan enjoys exploring the ancient art of basketry while creating one-of-a-kind sculptural weavings. Living near the ocean most of her life, she realized just how much water has influenced her work. The fluidity of water, its free and unpredictable movement, and ever-evolving new shapes all inspire the organic feel of her weavings.


Newport Visual Arts Center

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