Swedish Traditions of Hemslöjd: Birch Bark Boxes
Welcome Swedish craft consultant and Sätergläntan Folk School instructor, Ramon Persson, to campus as our featured International Guest. This course is a great development opportunity for art and craft educators, although it welcomes the participation of those hoping to explore more in-depth use of birch bark in general. Students in this course explore the techniques and historical traditions of working with birch bark in the Swedish craft tradition. Each student will craft their own boxes, decorating them with antler stamped motifs, carved wooden handles, bottoms and lids and painted with linseed oils and color pigments. Design and form will be influenced by folk patterns. No trips to Ikea here, just innovative designs following the folk art traditions of Sweden.
Length: 2½ Days