Learn a wide variety of basketry techniques such as stake and strand, plaiting, twining and coiling in willow, cane, rush and other traditional and experimental materials. You will cover elements of design, leading to in-depth visual research and an illustrated study to inform your practice.The course incorporates a city and guilds qualification and culminates in an exhibition of work. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Most materials used in class included. Fees shown are for the full two years. This course covers a wide range of basketry techniques and will enable you to achieve a City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate qualification. The course is taught one day a week over two years and will introduce you to a broad range of basketry techniques in a wide variety of materials. You will cover the Elements of Design in the first year and in the second year will work towards an in-depth Research for Design and an Illustrated Study, for which you will choose the subjects. The course is designed to be suitable for beginners, and students with some experience may like to use it to refresh or extend their existing skills. The City & Guilds require that you will be able to talk and/or write a little about your work and ideas, research basketry in general and the work of established basketmakers from books and other written sources. There will be handouts to read and follow instructions from, these will include Health & Safety information. There will be occasions when it is necessary to measure and count.