Tohono O'odham Connections:
Basket Weaving Workshop with Lisa Ortega
Saturday, Oct 21st, from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Made possible by the Arizona Commission on the Arts Lifelong Arts Engagement Award
We will respectfully gather native grasses from the Land and learn beginner basket weaving skills. As we experience being in the high desert grassland, we recognize it as a place that continues to teach us about plants that are woven into stories. Our teacher, Lisa Ortega, brings this art form to us through traditions passed to her from her relatives. We will discuss Tohono O’odham history, culture, and current issues. We look forward to seeing you at the land! Kate will provide additional refreshments of Prickly Pear juice and Mesquite chocolate chip cookies.
Transportation: We will meet at Kestrel Kafe and caravan out to the Land from there. Roads can be rough, high-clearance vehicles are preferable, carpooling is encouraged
What to bring: a bag lunch and payment
$125 per person: includes all materials and tools, which will be yours to keep!
to be paid on site with cash, Venmo, or check
(please make checks payable to Land With No Name Sanctuary)
There are a limited number of scholarships available. If you feel the cost of this workshop is inaccessible to you, please inquire using the RSVP information below.
Workshop costs $125, which is the total cost of all materials and tools needed to learn the beginnings of a basket. We purchase everything locally, we do not order them in bulk from conglomerate purveyors. Since you are purchasing the tools and materials, you will get to bring everything home to continue exploring the making process. Includes:
Bear Grass bundle
Other specialized plant fibers
10:00 AM - Meet at Kestrel Kafe: 70390 S Sierrita Mountain Road, Tucson AZ 85736
10:15 - Caravan to The LWNN Sanctuary, 8 miles from Kestrel Kafe
11 AM - Basket weaving instruction: first portion
1:00 PM - Lunch - please come prepared with your own bag lunch, Kate will provide additional refreshments of Prickly Pear juice and Mesquite chocolate chip cookies
1:30 - Basket weaving instruction: second portion
3:00 PM - Caravan leading cars out to go home
Please RSVP with Kate Hodges at: 520.975.1965 or email@example.com