Saturday 4 December, 10am-2pm - Basket-weaving for beginners

This class with Diana Duncan takes place in our workshop at the Arts Centre, which is located upstairs in the Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard.

This course will give you a resourceful skill that you'll be able to use in so many ways for the rest of your life!  We will teach you how to weave a basket using the stake and strand technique, which originated in the UK/Europe.

You can use this method for basket-weaving with many different materials.

We will teach you this technique using tī kōuka / cabbage tree leaves as these are abundantly available, though the tutor will share ideas and tips with you for other plant fibres you can use.

If you have access to fallen tī kōuka / cabbage tree leaves, do bring in as big a bundle as you can! We would be most appreciative as we always need more of this valuable resource. 

Tangata whenua have been weaving with tī kōuka for hundreds of years here in Aotearoa. If you are interested learning traditional Māori weaving techniques, we can recommend contacting the wonderful team at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa who teach these locally. We also recommend the amazing mahi and workshops of the Kahu Collective.
 
To learn more about tī kōuka and how we work with it, click HERE.

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There are 8 places available in this workshop. This class is suitable for adults.

Minimum numbers are required for the class to run.

Bookings are essential, non-refundable and non-transferable.

If attending the workshop does not feel right for you at this time (level 2), we will refund you (minus 15% for booking/wesbite costs/refund processing) or defer your booking to a later date. Refunds will not be given if participants arrive to the workshop unwell on the day, and they will be asked to leave.

We do, however, understand that things come up and try and accommodate people to the best of our ability. This can include moving people to another class or a refund - but please be aware that this is reliant on us filling the original spot. This will incur a $5 admin fee.

This is because all of our pricing, and our efforts to keep costs as low as possible while still paying the tutors a fee commensurate with their experience and allowing them to cover the costs of living, is based on running these classes with a certain number of participants.

Management of COVID-19 risk:

Please be assured this workshop will be managed with the utmost care in terms of risk management in relation to COVID-19. This will include: at least 1m distancing between people; hand sanitiser being provided and its regular use required (please bring your own if you have an allergy); hand washing facilities nearby; regular disinfection of shared surfaces and tools.

All participants are required to wear a face mask, unless they have medical exemption.

Participants who are unwell, or who are required to self-isolate, must not attend the workshop. Refunds will be given if participants need to miss the workshop in order to manage the risk of COVID-19, however we need to be advised of this as soon as possible, so that we can fill the space. Refunds will not be given if participants arrive to the workshop unwell on the day, and they will be asked to leave.

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We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop in a partially subsidised manner because of support from Creative New Zealand, and from Te Matatiki Toi Ora the Arts Centre.


 





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