Wrapping Wild: Making Animals Out of Recycled Materials

October 20, 2019 – October 26, 2019

Bryant Holsenbeck

Using coiling, wrapping, sewing and binding during this workshop students learn to make animals or other sculptural forms using found materials that they see in the world around them. The instructor will share techniques she has developed to create skeletons, bodies, fur and skin and encourage participants to develop their own methods. Bring to class your bits and pieces of fabric, the yarn on the top shelf, and all the great stuff you’ve been saving for a rainy day. Open to all skill levels.


Bryant Holsenbeck is a sculptor and environmental artist with roots in basketry. She is also an installation artist who utilizes the “stuff” our society has used once and thrown away. Holsenbeck has taught at Arrowmont, Penland, Haystack and in Australia. In 2018, her book The Last Straw: A Continuing Quest for life Without Disposable Plastic was published chronicling her work and environmental concerns.

Bryant Holsenbeck

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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