Tohono O'odham Connections:
Basket Weaving Workshop with Nacho Flores
Friday April 19th 2024 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, Nacho Flores, brings this art form to us through traditions passed to them from their 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 water bottle
$60 per person: includes all materials and tools needed, which will be yours to keep at the end of the workshop!
There are scholarships available. If you feel the cost of this workshop is inaccessible to you, please inquire with Kate using the contact info listed below.
If paying online is challenging, please contact us. Checks or cash must be paid ahead of time.
We purchase all tools and materials from small purveyors as locally as possible. Workshop includes:
Bundle of Bear grass
Bundle of Yucca fiber
10:00 AM - Meet at Kestrel Kafe: 10390 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
Any questions please contact Kate Hodges at: 520.975.1965 or email@example.com