Calendar of Events

Throughout the year Dots ‘N Doodles hosts various events. We also support our local community partners such as The Astoria Art Loft by listing their classes on our calendar as well as other local community events.

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Sep
9
Thu
Twining Texture: A Natural Fiber Basket @ Hoffman Center for the Arts – Manzanita, Oregon
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Visual Arts Workshop

Twining Texture: A Natural Fiber Basket

with Kathleen Kanas

September 9-10 | 10:00am-2:00pm

Tuition $125 | Materials fee $25

Hoffman Center for the Arts – Manzanita, Oregon

Twining Texture: A Natural Fiber Basket

Twining Participants will use the technique of twining to weave a basket using a variety of
highly textural natural materials. Start to finish, guided by visual samples and
instructor tips, twining fibers with design in mind will be emphasized. Completed
baskets will measure approximately 7” high, with a 7” base and circumference of
28”- 30”. Weaving with natural materials that have irregularities can be challenging
but results are exciting. The first day will cover the basics of twining, understanding
the first steps to construction, and completing the base and starting the upturned
sides. Day two is a continuation of the sides developing the patterns and finishing
off with a fringed rim. Embellishing the basket with special touches such as pods,
beads, or other special objects can be applied as a final step.

About the Artist

It began when a grade school art activity turned out to be a life-long creative
experience. I have been weaving baskets for over fifty-five years and still find great
satisfaction in the process and outcome. There was an earlier time when few
references related to basket weaving existed, and I relied on trial and error as I
explored which types of plant materials could be woven, coiled, or twined. In later
years, when I needed further instruction, I found myself in workshops led by
notables such as Frances James, Anna Jefferson, Bruce Miller and Margaret
Matthewson. From rattan to roots to bark to kelp, nature has provided an amazing
number of fibers that I incorporate in my work to create utilitarian containers with
specific uses to some that are purely sculptural forms.
Follow this link for more information or to register:
https://hoffmanarts.org/events/twining-texture-a-naturalfiberbasket/
Sep
10
Fri
Twining Texture: A Natural Fiber Basket @ Hoffman Center for the Arts – Manzanita, Oregon
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Visual Arts Workshop

Twining Texture: A Natural Fiber Basket

with Kathleen Kanas

September 9-10 | 10:00am-2:00pm

Tuition $125 | Materials fee $25

Hoffman Center for the Arts – Manzanita, Oregon

Twining Texture: A Natural Fiber Basket

Twining Participants will use the technique of twining to weave a basket using a variety of
highly textural natural materials. Start to finish, guided by visual samples and
instructor tips, twining fibers with design in mind will be emphasized. Completed
baskets will measure approximately 7” high, with a 7” base and circumference of
28”- 30”. Weaving with natural materials that have irregularities can be challenging
but results are exciting. The first day will cover the basics of twining, understanding
the first steps to construction, and completing the base and starting the upturned
sides. Day two is a continuation of the sides developing the patterns and finishing
off with a fringed rim. Embellishing the basket with special touches such as pods,
beads, or other special objects can be applied as a final step.

About the Artist

It began when a grade school art activity turned out to be a life-long creative
experience. I have been weaving baskets for over fifty-five years and still find great
satisfaction in the process and outcome. There was an earlier time when few
references related to basket weaving existed, and I relied on trial and error as I
explored which types of plant materials could be woven, coiled, or twined. In later
years, when I needed further instruction, I found myself in workshops led by
notables such as Frances James, Anna Jefferson, Bruce Miller and Margaret
Matthewson. From rattan to roots to bark to kelp, nature has provided an amazing
number of fibers that I incorporate in my work to create utilitarian containers with
specific uses to some that are purely sculptural forms.
Follow this link for more information or to register:
https://hoffmanarts.org/events/twining-texture-a-naturalfiberbasket/

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