Build a Willow Chair

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Learn how to transform willow logs, limbs, and willow weavers into a classic, sturdy and beautiful chair alongside Artist-in-Residence Mary Kopecky. Participants will experience willow “bending” and construction techniques, as they make their own comfy bent back chair. The finished chair will be approximately 40″ high, 32″ wide and 30″ deep. Participants need to have patience, endurance, good arm and hand strength, and be able to bend, kneel squat, sit on the floor and gently wrestle willow into place. This class will meet Friday evening and Saturday all day, with the option to finish (if needed) on Sunday, January 19th from 9am-12PM. Please bring your own lunch, a cordless drill, a hammer, a sharp utility or woodworking knife, loppers, and sharp hand pruners. This class will be held at the Indian Creek Nature Center Barn. Register by December 31, 2019. Fee $200

Build a Willow Chair
  • 6665 Otis Road SE
  • Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
  • January 17, 2020
  • Indian Creek Nature Center
  • $200