Date & Time
Thursday, July 19, 2018 5:30 pm
to 8:00 pm
Venue
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Address
4848 Main St.

Join HCCC for our summer Craft Social to explore the art of basketry, inspired by our summer exhibition, Rooted, Revived, Reinvented:  Basketry in America.

This month, we’ll learn how to make baskets using plaiting and coiling methods.  In plaiting, two elements are woven over and under each other at right angles, while coiling uses spiral rounds of fibers to build a basket.

The evening will also include brief tours by HCCC Curator Kathryn Hall, who will point out some highlights of the basketry exhibition in the galleries, and HCCC Volunteer Sandi Elsik, who will give an overview of some of the plants currently growing in the Craft Garden that are often used in basketry.

New Schedule for Craft Social Events
Craft Social events have moved to a new quarterly schedule.  Attendees can expect the same level of creativity, experimentation, and fun to which they’ve become accustomed, and events will include a more robust menu of experiences, including hands-on making, talks and presentations from community experts, and in-depth looks at current exhibitions.  Future events will take place in October, January, April, and July, and the hours will be 5:30 – 8:00 PM for each event.

Craft Socials are casual evening events designed to emphasize experimentation, curiosity, and innovation. Visitors are encouraged to drop by and participate. All events are free and on a first-come first-served basis. Capacity is limited. Craft beer is generously provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co., and materials are sponsored by Art Supply on Main Street.

Craft beer is generously provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.
Materials are sponsored by Art Supply on Main Street.

 

More Events

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Learn framing basics using a pre-made frame in this workshop with the Menil Collection’s framer, Mina Gaber. 

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Join HCCC as we honor Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio.

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Join former resident Molly Koehn and volunteers to create beautifully patterned handkerchiefs.

4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located in the Houston Museum District, two blocks south of Highway 59, near Rosedale St. Visitors should park in the free parking lot located directly behind the building, off Rosedale and Travis Streets, and enter through the back entrance. 

Free Admission

OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10 AM – 5 PM

4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located in the Houston Museum District, two blocks south of Highway 59, near Rosedale St. Visitors should park in the free parking lot located directly behind the building, off Rosedale and Travis Streets, and enter through the back entrance. 

Free Admission

OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10 AM – 5 PM

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