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“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.