Jodie Goldring is a notorious gleaner, Sculptor and Art Teacher who has a broad range of creative experiences to share.
With burgeoning interest in beekeeping this workshop revives the ancient tradition of skep making. We will start by learning about the traditional materials and methods of skep making. Coiling will be used to construct a strong skep that can be used for collecting bees or educational purposes. This basketry technique involves wrapping or stitching an active element (cane) around a passive core (straw). Skeps cannot be used as functional hives in Australia as internal parts of hives must be removable by law so that their health can be inspected.
The ticket price for this class includes the cost of materials.
Image credit: Jodie Goldring. The Beekeepers Club in Melbourne
Dates07/01/2021 10:00 am - 08/01/2021 4:00 pm
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- 07/01/2021 - 08/01/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
What to bringBring your lunch, snack and drinks.
What you getA beautiful bee skep to take home. Straw and split cane will be provided, as well as information about how to collect, dry and prepare your own materials.
Important informationThis class runs over two days.
Membership is optional for workshops. Please sign up for membership here if you would like to become a member.
Venue: The Chandler Room