Making Baskets with Julia Parker and Family

Julia Parker, Lucy Parker, Ursula Min-ne-ah Jones, and Naomi Kashaya Jones

Sunday, June 14, 2015 • 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., ongoing observation

Fisher Bay Observatory, Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street)

Included with museum admission.

Note: Demonstration only.

“Our baskets are living things. They start as tiny seeds and grow into something beautiful.” ­– Julia Parker

Coast Miwok–Kashaya Pomo master basket maker Julia Parker demonstrated the weaving process, from the selection of materials to the crafting of a variety of baskets. She was joined by her daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter—all artists—as well as a number of local Bay Area educators.

These two programs, copresented by the Exploratorium’s Center for Art & Inquiry and the Fisher Bay Observatory, were part of a two-year project called Begin Here: Instructions, Prompts, and Cues from the Artists’ Classroom, which explores exemplary approaches in art and interdisciplinary learning.