Basketry: Commemorating Cultural Craft
Friday, December 01, 2017
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Grades 2nd – 5th
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce American Indian Day and link it to the applied art of basketry. Students will learn about the basket’s globally historical significance and importance to the Native American cultures of the United States with a focus on the Miccosukee tribe and their arts.
This lesson will teach students how to create a textural woven basket. Students will learn about this millennia-old universal and important craft, as well as the specific designs of the Miccosukee Indians of Florida. They will become familiar with the fundamental media and components of a basket: border, base, sides, weavers, and spokes/stakes/staves, and some techniques: coiling, plaiting, and twining.
To register for the session please visit BECON’s website or call 754-321-1111. For more information about Distance Learning programming, call 954. 921. 3274, ext. 223.