The stunning white paper bark from the birch tree can create many wonderful things, including an ornamental star. Careful folding, a bit of string and lots of patience will be rewarded with a unique north woods adornment. Explore the joys of working with birch bark while learning about the harvest and process of the materials; each student will have materials for 2 ornaments, one will be made during class. This easy project can be made with lots of non-birch materials as well. Students should have a pair of scissors handy.
***walnut oil used in the process
This course will be held over Zoom. It is limited to 10 people in order to offer more interaction with peers and instructor. The zoom link will be emailed to students after signing up for the course.
This course has 2 free seats for the BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) community to take this course at cost for the materials fee of $15. Fireweed believes in wealth re-distribution while our nation has still not offered proper reparations to marginalized communities. The course registration will be waived for individuals who identify as BIPOC.
Course materials include: freshly harvested birch bark strips. Materials can be picked up AND dropped off for local students at East Lake Library in in Minneapolis: GOOGLE MAP Out of state students will be given the option of requesting shipping and a return shipment envelope for an additional $9. (covers priority shipping).
Taught by Beth (@birchbarkbeth) (http://birchbarkbeth.squarespace.com)
Beth Homa Kraus is a basket weaver, artist and teacher working with sustainable harvested and hand-processed bark from the white paper birch tree.
Cost breakdown for $55 class:
Instructor receives $50/hr
Admin receives $5
Website/zoom subscription $10
Cost of materials: $15
What's this new thing? We are exercising better transparency and want folks to know what goes into a class and why they cost what they do.
Now offering sliding scale pricing! We know the pandemic has effected people in different ways and want to keep woodworking accessible. Suggested admission is $55, but we now have a $30 admission option and a pay it forward option.