Creative Joy: Gathering Basket Workshop

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Saturday, May 14th, 9:30am-4:30pm

TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center

Spend a glorious day creating a colorful basket for gathering your summer treasures. Have fun learning to  create a unique basket of your own using a variety of weaving materials and techniques. Leave with your new basket over your arm ready to collect flowers or veggies from your garden, shells from the shore, eggs from your hens or to store whatever your heart desires.

Come discover the joy of basketry. No experience necessary!  Beginners welcome.

$45.00 workshop fee plus $20.00 materials fee for three wooden base rings, a variety of different sized pre-dyed reed, cordage, jute, rope.

Online Registration, click here.

Questions?  Contact Brecia at 805.896.3287, or email,

Brecia’s love affair with basketry began over 50 years ago when she made her first basket. Since then she has joyfully explored many different basketry techniques and is still fascinated by baskets of all sorts.  Working with plant materials to create a vessel is like a collaboration and Brecia has so much fun with the process. As a teacher her mantra is “Play. Explore. Discover”.  For the past 30 years, she has been a professional artist working in fiber and absolutely loves to share her enthusiasm and creative joy with her students.

“Creativity is an expression of our true self and our creative work is essential for creating connection, community and wholeness.”

Learn a little bit more about Brecia and her basket making from past class & store video spots:


Silk Painters International (spin) Conference:

Festival 2016 – Silk in Transition”

October 7, 2016 – October 15, 2016

Silk Painters International has conducted a biennial silk painter’s conference since 1997. Every festival year there are classes, lectures, workshops and art exhibits.

This year’s festival will be held at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee!



Two day Workshop –

Layers to Landscapes: Collaged Silk on Canvas

Intuitively play with color and layers to create a completely new kind of silk design on canvas. On the first day, students will learn how to dye silk fabric using fiber reactive dyes and a variety of techniques to create a delicious spectrum of unique pieces to create collages with.  On the second day, students will cut, design and collage the silk onto canvas using a gel medium to create vario

us layered effects.  Emphasis is on exploring abstract combinations that are evocative of scenes or landscapes.

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Claiming Your Creative Courage – Seminar

This seminar will help you answer the questions: Are you ready to step into the next phase of your creative genius? Do you have a clear vision of where your creative journey is headed? Could you use some support for cracking through the limiting thoughts that are holding you back?

Claiming your creativity can be scary and uncomfortable at times. Come discover practical tools for building your curiosity, connection and confidence to explore and express your individual creative spirit. In this interactive seminar, you will explore playful activities to help you clarify your creative purpose, tap into your passionate energy and intuitive resources, claim your authority as a unique individual, and move past the inevitable challenges that are inherent in the creative process.  Open up your awareness in an atmosphere of acceptance and claim the courage to be a happy, productive and expressive artist.

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