April 27, 2010
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will present two “Discover Arts and Crafts” workshops at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston, with basket-maker Joyce Cain of Tanner, W.Va. Seating in both workshops is limited.
On Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., visitors can make a nine-inch by nine-inch-square-base basket that measures 11 inches deep. The basket will have a one-inch-wide oak handle that extends seven inches above the top of the basket.
Students also can take a split-bottom woven stool workshop on Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The stools also are made of white oak and are pre-sanded and finished in a clear varnish. Participants will weave a herringbone pattern for the seat with one-half inch reed.
There is a $20 fee for each workshop and an additional materials fee that is paid directly to Cain. Class size for both workshops is limited to 15 participants, and registration is required.
For more information about the workshops or to register for a workshop, contact Pat Cowdery, festival events coordinator for the Division, at (304) 558-0220, ext. 130.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Culture Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Culture Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.