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Weaving on a Picture Frame
Weaving can be simple and easy. We’ll learn basic vocabulary and simple methods using only a small picture frame and some yarn. Anyone can do this as there is no such thing as perfection. All levels of ability, beginner to expert, are encouraged to attend. You’ll end up with a picture sized weaving or perhaps a coaster for your hot cocoa mugs! This workshop is lead by Mary Baker and Cindy Wilson.
This is a FREE event presented by ArtCentral Spearfish. All materials are included. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Younger children may attend but must be accompanied by an adult.
The workshop takes place in the ArtCentral RE:create makerspace in The Matthews’ art gallery.
Sign-up is preferred
Even though the workshop is free, sign-up would be preferred in order for the instructor to be prepared with the correct amount of materials and supplies. Either call the art gallery at 605.642.7973 ext.0 — OR email [email protected] to add your name to the class list. If emailing, be sure to provide a phone number.
About the Artists
Mary Baker was born and raised 20 minutes north of San Francisco. She was raised by a family immersed in the liberal arts. Her mother was an art appreciator and her father was a lover of art and history.
At the time Mary went to school, as a baby boomer, many new schools were built and there was great stock set in schooling children well and fully. Mary always enjoyed the many field trips to museums, zoos, historical sites, and beaches.
Even as a young child Mary immersed herself in trying many different fields of arts and crafts. She especially, to the frustration of her mother, loved picking up objects and using them in “found object art.” At that time she received a rock tumbler as a gift, which sparked a focused interest in rocks.
In a brand new high school, in an art department stocked with anything and everything, Mary was introduced to ceramics, printmaking, spinning fiber, painting, and weaving. This was where she developed the sense that three-dimensional arts and crafts were her forte.
Since school, Mary and her husband have raised two men in Spearfish. Once the children were old enough to fend more for themselves Mary was able to continue her dabbling in whatever crafts found their way to her. At this time she focuses on fiber, spinning, and knitting, and polishing local rocks to use in jewelry and home decoration.
Mary can be found most Saturday mornings in the summer at the Spearfish Farmers Market where she sells her polished rocks and jewelry.
Cindy Wilson bio not available at the time of this article.