Bark Basket Workshop with Jennifer Lee

june, 2022

05jun11:00 am4:00 pmFeaturedBark Basket Workshop with Jennifer LeeInstitute for American Indian Studies11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Details

Spend the day in a woodland environment making a bark basket using traditional materials, guided by artist and educator Jennifer Lee

Baskets have long been an integral part of Native American culture as storage containers, carrying baskets, cradleboards and in burial practices. Bark from pine, ash, or birch was often used to make the baskets and sewn together with spruce root. Join Jennifer Lee, Narragansett descent, who will guide participants in making a traditional bark basket using pine bark, spruce root and willow. Choose from several basket designs and enjoy!


Please choose your basket type on the order form when you complete registration. Pictured below are the three basket options to choose from:
White Pine bark wall pocket, curved bottom (7H x 7W x 4D)
White Pine Bark mokok with collar (4 ½H x 7W x 3D)
White Pine Bark mokok with collar (7H x 4W x 3D)

Note: Due to the length of this workshop, participants are encouraged to bring a lunch and non-alcoholic beverages. Restrooms and water are available onsite. Depending on the weather, this workshop may be held indoors or outside.

Space is limited. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by June 2nd. Questions? Please call (860) 868-0518 or email [email protected]


(Sunday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm