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Studio open weekend and basket weaving workshop!



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Shelley Krycer is participating in the Dandenong Ranges Open Studios! As part of the weekend Shelley will be offering a short workshop in basket weaving. How great that this timeless craft can be back in our own hands using natural materials to bring the outside in. This workshop will give you the opportunity to start with the basics and develop your skills with guidance. It's suitable for the total beginner and also the more experienced weaver.

Shelley works from an incredible three levelled studio in Ferny Creek that she shares with painter Emma Jennings and ceramicist Eva Glac. Each artist has their own level. Shelley's studio is beautiful, wooden and up on the top floor with windows out to the treetops! The studio will be open from 10am - 5pm both days of the weekend. While the workshop is ticketed, the Open Studios day is free event! See openstudios.org.au for more details on the Open Studios program.

ABOUT YOUR TEACHER:

Shelley Krycer is a visual artist with a diverse practice ranging from painting and drawing to installation based and interactive work. She often works with natural materials and has a deep love for the handmade. She loves craft as a wonderful and supportive way to engage with creative process and a rich way to share space and connect with others. After studying permaculture, Shelley's love for natural materials and connection with natural cycles has deepend even further. Shelley has been spending the last years learning different basket weaving techniques and how to work with various foraged materials. She is very excited to be sharing this process with others.

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Class Schedule

What you will learn
  • How to gather and prepare weaving materials
  • How to weave a twined basket
  • Enhance your creativity!
What you will get
  • Explore the studio of three creatives to soak up some inspiration
  • All the materials you need for the workshop
  • An understanding of how to create your own woven creations on your own
  • Delicious cups of herbal tea
  • A beautiful atmosphere!

What to bring
  • Scissors or a pocket knife
  • Gardening gloves
  • Your interest to learn
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

Anyone interested to learn


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Shelley Krycer

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Visual artist Shelley Krycer is deeply inspired by cycles. Cycles observed in nature and cycles seen within. Traces left of time passed and hints of what's to come. Her practice explores the delicate dynamics at play between self, other and environment. Watching this interconnectedness as a single ecosystem, Shelley considers a movement towards balance.

Shelley’s practice includes painting, drawing, installation, collaboration, design and object making including basket weaving and jewellery. Shelley holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) with first class honours from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching from Melbourne University. She teaches workshops and her work has won awards, has been exhibited locally and interstate and is held in private collections.

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marissa

21 April 2016 • Studio open weekend and basket weaving workshop!

Shelley is a fantastic teacher, the class was only a 1hr workshop however in that short time I learned enough skills to go home and be confident to further my skills and complete my small basket

Ruth

21 April 2016 • Studio open weekend and basket weaving workshop!

Being able to learn all the elements of a simple basket in one lesson was fantastic. I walked away with a complete basket that I'm very proud of. Shelley is a great teacher - patient and encouraging.

Natalie

20 April 2016 • Studio open weekend and basket weaving workshop!

Shelley is a lovely teacher who created a wonderful atmosphere for the class. I loved that, even though the class was only a 1-hour taster, she still managed to give us the skills to start and complete a small basket to take home. I would highly recommend this class to anyone considering trying their hand at basket-making.