Josephine Art Center
Union Springs, Alabama
Mike Thurman (Our Instructor)
Retired U S Air Force (20 years). Originally from Arkansas but have lived in Montgomery, Alabama for 40 years. I first started learning pine straw baskets about 10 years ago. Jean Kerr was my teacher. When she moved to Utah about 5 years ago, she asked me to take over her basket classes. I’ve been doing it sine. I teach out of the Pioneer Museum in Loachapoka. I’ve taught some classes at the Bradshaw Library in Valley.
COMING SOON OTHER CLASSES
Artist at Josephine Art Center EVERY FRIDAY 11a til 4pm
come down and share a cup of coffee & talk about your creative ideas!
Pine Needle Basket Classes
This is a regular class, suitable for adults or young adults wanting to learn a growing lost art. Pine Needle art in used not only in making baskets but completing other forms of art such as gourds and fabric art.
Participants will create a small basket using pine needles. All Material are included.
Ages 18 & up (call if interested and under 18)
Friday February 17 2023 - 11am til 4pm
Saturday February 18, 2023 - 11am til 4pm
The pictures below are of previous students completed baskets. You will be provided with ALL the tools and supplies needed to make your own baskets. You will have ample time to ask questions and receive hands-on assistance during the classes.
You will have your very own basket made by the end of day 2 and the basket and tools will be yours to take home and share with your friends and family.
(This is an 8 hours class
held is two - 4 hour sessions)
LIMITED CLASS SIZE
Class Fee: $100
Registration required - you can register at below
Your registration & payment must be received by
18 January in order to prepare space and supplies.
Every 3rd Friday / Saturday
Feb / 17 & 18
Mar / 17 & 18
"The Lost ART
of Fine Crafts"
Basket Weaving, Caning, Gourds, Pottery, Woodworking, Paper Mache, Fabrics, Garden Art, and More
Some Mixed Media Classes involving "Repurposing" & Holiday Crafts
We are open to programs to fit your needs
New Gourd Group forming Sat. Jan 28
Chair Caning (limited space) Feb. 4
Pine Needle Basket Feb 17/18
Starts Feb 4, 2023 - Limited Space
from 11am til 2pm
MUST BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR -
Let us know if you need an old chair and
we will see if we can locate one for you!
126 Prairie St North, Union Springs, Al 36089
REGISTER NOW only $60.00
STARTING A GOURD GROUP
come joint us for ideas, fellowship and plans to bring many of the facets of Gourd Art to our Region
Eastern Black Belt Gourd Patch
HELP US BRING THIS BACK!
FREE - ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
SATURDAY JAN 28, 2023 AT The
Josephine Art Coffee/Cafe
Union Springs, Al
See you at 11am!