Discover basketry!

The museum features basket-making demonstrations, workshops in the loft and hands-on fun for people of all ages.

 

2019 Basketry Museum Workshops


Welcome to 2019!

After a long snowy and icy winter our thoughts turn to sitting under the big maple tree drinking lemonade and making baskets and fences and sculptures and bee skeps!

The museum will reopen for another exiting year on the long weekend May25th.


Flights of Fantasy at the Basketry Museum - May 25, 2019

The Lanark Highlands Basketry Museum will open on May 25, 2019, with an exciting new exhibition called Flights of Fantasy.

A large flying dragon will be outside waiting to greet visitors, while inside in the loft there will be many different types of birds on display. Some, like the indigenous decoys, are traditional forms, while others are complete flights of fantasy. Many of these birds have been made by Ankaret, while others are from countries such as South America or Japan.

Ankaret Dean, curator of the museum, explains, "Basketry can be a very sculptural medium, although most people do not realize this potential."

Visitors will be invited to make a small floating duck out of cat tails. Children especially might like to try their hand at a flight of fancy. 

The museum will be open from 11 AM to 3 PM. The address is 5596 McDonald Corners Rd., McDonald’s Corners, and admission is by donation.  

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In June We will make fences and sculptures and some other materials

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June 1st and 8th 11am-1pm

Willow garden fences and structures

Workshop fee 20$ +material fee will vary according to the size of your project (5-25$)

Please register ahead by email ankaretd@gmail.com


June 15th

Willow birds, trees and other inspirations

Workshop fee 20$ +material fee will vary according to the size of your project (5-25$)

Please register ahead by email ankaretd@gmail.com


June 22 the museum will be closed.


June 28 & July 6

First aid for baskets! Do you have a precious basket that needs to see the doctor?

Advice and materials will be available!


Basketry Focus August 2019: Four Workshops

MERA Schoolhouse and Lanark Basketry Museum collaboration


August 24 & 25 9am – 4pm

Workshop #1: Willow Rope Coil Basket with Lene Rasmussen

Course fee $155/student due at time of registration, material fee $65/student due to the instructor on day 1 of the workshop.

Workshop #2: Weaving with Natural Materials of the Pacific Northwest with Joan Carrigan

Course fee $155/student due at time of registration, material fee $50/student due to the instructor on day 1 of the workshop.


**To register E-mail meraschoolhouse@gmail.com

For more information E-mail Ankaret Dean at ankaretd@gmail.com


August 26 9am-4pm & August 27 9am-12pm


Workshop #3: Frame Tray & Simple Tray with Lene Rasmussen

Course fee $120/student due at time of registration, material fee $35 per student due to the instructor on day 1 of the workshop.


Workshop #4: Cedar Bark Pouch with Joan Carrigan

Course fee $120/student due at time of registration, material fee $65/student due to the instructor on day 1 of the workshop.


**To register E-mail meraschoolhouse@gmail.com

For more information E-mail Ankaret Dean at ankaretd@gmail.com