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Paper Peony Workshop with Lucia Balcazar

Boston bases artist Lucia Balcazar will be joining us again to teach her paper flower workshops. Her classes sold out quickly last time, so we're excited that she'll be able to teach again in May.

Paper Peony Workshop
Saturday, May 21st
Time: 1PM to 3:30PM

Cost: $40 per class

All materials are included. Students go home with a finished flower and a tutorial to make more on their own.

*Seats are limited. Please register as soon as possible to ensure placement in the class.
*The finished product may vary.

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Special Class: 5" Candy Basket

Class: 5" Nantucket Candy Basket in Oak

Date: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Time: 10AM to 1PM

Cost: $157.00 (All materials are included.)

Join us for this 3 hour class in which students will be able to go home with a completed 5" round candy basket. This type of basket is called a candy basket because of its distinctive wooden lid, which turns it into a perfect vessel for candy or small treats.

For this class, we will be using oak for the base, rim, and lid. We think that oak is a beautiful complement to the sides of the basket, which are woven with cane.

This class is designed for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced.

*The finished product may vary.

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CraftBoston Demonstration - April 29, 2016

We are honored to be demonstrating our basket weaving techniques at CraftBoston this year.

Join us from 1PM to 4PM in front of the Cyclorama to view a demonstration of Nantucket basket weaving.

Date: Friday, April 29, 2016

Time: 1PM to 4PM

Place: CraftBoston Spring Show at the Cyclorama
539 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

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*Since the demonstration is taking place outside, there is a rain date of Saturday, April 30th, 2016.

Candy Art Demonstration - April 23, 2016

On Saturday, April 23rd, traditional Japanese candy artist, Candy5 will be joining us to demonstrate her craft.

Candy Miyuki studied traditional Japanese candy art under Master Kimura Takeo in 1994 and became the world’s first female candy artist in 300 years. In 1996, she moved to Orlando, Florida to perform at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center. Since then, she has entertained and mesmerized many guests for 17 years with her amazing techniques at the Japan Pavilion. Now as a freelance artist, she hopes to expand her vision and share the Japanese art tradition by starting a world tour.

We will be taking orders ($10.00 per candy) on a first come, first serve basis from 4PM to 6PM. You can choose from her selection of designs. Make sure to get there early to place your order!

Miyuki will also be demonstrating her art on Sunday, April 24th at Japan Festival Boston. Lines at the Japan Festival are often very long for her work, so we're thrilled for her to join us on the 23rd!

View examples of Candy5’s work on her Facebook Page.

Special Class: 8" Round Nantucket Basket

Special Class: 8" Round Nantucket Basket

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

*This basket takes 3 class sessions to complete. The first day is 4/13/15, and students are allowed to pick any of the regular basket classes (Monday through Friday) for their second and third sessions.

Class fee:

$223.00 for Oak and Cherry

$237.00 for Maple and Walnut

(All materials are included)

Enrollment: 4 seats

*The choice of materials depends on what we have in stock.
*If you want to use a particular material, please contact us for its availability.
*Seats are limited. Please register as soon as possible to ensure placement in the classes.
*The finished product may vary.

Register Online!