Basket Making at the Smoky Mountain Visitors Center

ArtWalk_4853_t607Townsend is a place that visitors come throughout the year for a number of reasons whether it be to visit and explore Cades Cove, swim at the “Wye” during the summer months or attend one of the many festivals like the town’s Spring Festival & Old Timers Day. One thing that Townsend offers throughout the year are a number of classes. One of the more popular ones is the basket making classes held every February and April in town.

For anyone interested in learning more about the skill of basket making, join renowned basket maker Karen Kenst for a series of basket making classes at the Smoky Mountain Visitors Center during the upcoming months of February and April.

If her name sounds familiar, it’s because Kenst has been a regular at Townsend festivals, as well as events throughout the Smokies. Her basket making skills have drawn in people from all over the country who come to the Great Smoky Mountains and her work has been featured at events and in the Great Smoky Mountains Arts & Crafts Community.

Please call Karen at 865-983-3352 for registration information.

Dates and times for basket making classes with Karen Kenst:

 

February
14 Beginner Market Basket — 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
16 Beginner Market Basket — 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
21 Advanced Easter Williamsburg Basket — 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
23 Advanced American Celebration Basket — 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
April
4 Intermediate Tree Note Basket — 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
6 Intermediate Tree Note Basket — 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
11 Advanced Lake Cattail Basket — 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
27 Advanced Christmas Tree Carry All Basket — 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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