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Schools Offering Basketry Instruction

Schools and Craft Centers that offer basketry and fiber instruction in the form of seminars, conferences, workshops, classes, internships, Artists-in-residence and fiber degree programs.

Gatlinburg, TN. One of the best craft schools in the country offers year round workshops and conferences on subjects including basketry.

Art League School, Fiber
Alexandria, VA. Full term weaving and surface design classes and shorter workshops in a wide variety of fiber techniques are offered.

Brookfield Craft Center
Arts and crafts school in Brookfield, CT offers a varied hands on workshop program providing high quality education for all ages and interest levels. Visiting faculty provide instruction in a variety of media, including basketry.

California State University Long Beach
Undergraduate and Graduate majors in the field of fibers. Program Head: Carol Shaw-Sutton

Canberra School of Arts Textiles
Institute of the Arts, Canberra School at The Australian National University. Undergraduate, graduate and workshops in fiber.

Centre des Metiers d'art en Construction Textile
Located in Montreal, Canada, this school offers individual programs or a college degree.

Common Threads
Fiber Arts Store and Learning Center located in Solano Beach, CA that offers classes on basketry.

Coupeville Art Center
Located on Whidby Island, WA, they offer a Fiber Forum event for fiber enthusiasts the third week of each September and individual workshops throughout the year.

CraftSummer Miami University
Oxford, OH. CraftSummer is a series of week long, hands on, workshops taught at Miami University by local, regional and nationally known artists.

Cranbrook Academy of Art
Bloomfield Hills, MI. A graduate school. The Academy accepts only full-time students who have earned a bachelors degree. Fiber is one of the areas of concentration.

Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts
Community based school based in Jamaica Plain, MA offers basketry and seatweaving instruction among its choices of workshops.

Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts
Situated among the picturesque Green Mountains of Vermont, Fletcher Farm not only provides you with quality professionals for teaching crafts, it also has dining and lodging on site!

Frog Hollow
Middlebury, Manchester and Burlington, VT. A private, non-profit visual arts organization dedicated to advancing appreciation of fine Vermont craft through education and exhibitions.

Haliburton School of The Arts
Haliburton, ON. A branch of Sir Sandford Fleming College in the heart of Ontario, Canada.

Handweavers Guild of America
Tutorials, slide shows, video library and other educational support for members. Certificate of Excellence program is available for basketry.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
School of Arts and Crafts located in mid-coast Maine on Deer Isle. Offers workshops and intensive sessions in a variety of crafts, including fiber/basketry.

Mendocino Art Center
An educational, exhibition and resource center for the visual and performing arts located 150 miles north of San Francisco in the quiet coastal village of Mendocino, California. Teaching opportunities are available in addition to the chance to learn basketweaving or other fiber arts.

Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland, OR. This school offers undergraduate and graduate programs and a Joint MFA in Applied Craft and Design with the Oregon College of Art and Craft.

Roots School
Traditional and ancient skills school based in Central VT offers periodic workshops, camps and events in primitive skills including basketry, natural materials processing and cordage making for basket making. Nick Neddo is a recurrent instructor.

San Diego Botanic Garden
San Diego, CA. Home of a large collection of bamboo species along with a large variety of other plants used in basketry. Their calendar of events regularly offers workshops in pine needle, gourd and seaweed basketry. Host to Misti Washington Gourd and Basket Guild's Weekend In the Garden.

Savannah School of Art and Design (SCAD)
The fibers program offers a comprehensive, balanced curriculum of fine arts, studio production and design for industry, supplemented by partnerships with artists, designers, industry and the local community.

Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI. A degree granting school of design. The Department of Textiles offers a broad-based education in many aspects of design, fiber and pattern.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Department of Fiber and Materials Studies in this Chicago, IL school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in fibers along with continuing education events, summer camps, adult and children's workshops.

Sievers School of Fiber Art
Fiber school in Washington Island, Wisconsin regularly offers basketry workshops.

Southwestern Community College
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) unveiled November 13, 2006 that an Associate in Fine Arts program focusing on Native American art is to be offered in collaboration with Southwestern Community College The program is to be offered at the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts (OICA) in Cherokee. The studio arts curriculum offerings will include both contemporary and traditional Cherokee arts such as basketry/weaving, pottery, beadwork, mask making, sculpture, woodcarving, and stone carving.

Thousand Islands Craft School
Adult, children, young adult and Elderhostel classes and programs in basketry are offered at this Clayton, NY craft center.

University of Alaska Southeast
Northwest Coast Art Certificate Program includes a Basketry emphasis option on its Sitka, Ketchikan or Juneau campuses.

University of Washington Seattle - Certificate in Fiber Arts
Nine month program will help you explore your creative process in the fiber arts and build your proficiency and professionalism. Several prominent basketmakers have been involved as students or are presently on the advisory board for this program.

An international centre of willow-work and basketry in Jutland, Denmark. Offers courses in different types of baskets with international teachers. Annual May Market/Big Willow and Basketry Day.

Willow Winds Primitive Skills Workshops
Mikado, MI. Workshops will include topics such as: willow basketry, cordage & natural fibre twining, birch bark baskets, split ash baskets and quillwork. Often taught by Ne Mook Na Na.

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