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Weaving Water: Monthly Fiber & Indigo Workshop
Saturday, February 26 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Weaving Water welcomes guest artist Beverly Cottman, aka Auntie Beverly Storyteller. Listen to traditional cultural tales about water and learn how to craft your own from experience and imagination. Let your voice be heard in a story sharing circle. Hand-bind a simple saddle-stitch booklet to capture your words and drawings with guidance from MWMO artist-in-residence Sarah Nassif of Weaving Water: Free Fiber Workshops for All.
Registration is still open for this Zoom craft-along and story share session, but those not registered by Feb. 15 will need to arrange kit pick up. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to register after Feb. 15 and before Feb. 24.Register
Beverly Cottman, also known as Auntie Beverly Storyteller, believes in and values the inherent ability of every person to be creative and to experience joy in that creation. As a storytelling teaching artist, she shares her love for the oral tradition by presenting activities and experiences that are engaging, affirming, and supportive.
African proverb: “After I learn, I teach – as I teach, I learn.”
Learn more about Beverly’s at her COMPAS teaching artist page
About Weaving Water
Weaving Water is a project that seeks to engage the public in community building through craft and connection with water. Artist and botanist Sarah Nassif will connect community members with the Mississippi River watershed through a series of hands-on fiber art workshops that will pose the question, “Where am I within the system?” Nassif facilitates creatives experiences that allow people to connect and consider complex systems while working with their hands.
About Sarah Nassif
Sarah Nassif is a self-taught social-practice artist living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her B.S. in Botany from the University of Washington in 1997 and worked in environmental education, urban forestry, and data analysis before becoming an artist. In her community-engaged art projects, Sarah Nassif connects people, plants, and place through sensory exploration of natural and human-built environments, hands-on skills practice, and person-to-person sharing.