Making Cornhusk Dolls
Fall 2022 Handworks Festival Making Cornhusk Dolls ARTWAVES 1345A Hwy 102 Town Hill Bar Harbor 207-266-0010to register: https://artwavesmdi.org/event-4992001 12:00-4:00pm on Sunday, November 13th Special Festival Registration Fee: $30Create a traditional corn husk doll with art teacher Kathie Pratt. Making dolls from corn husks is a centuries-old tradition. The history of the corn husk doll dates back to Native American craftsmanship. Corn husk dolls were later made by European settlers, and enslaved African Americans. With an abundance of corn grown on the region's farms, Appalachian people developed a particular fondness for the material, especially for the making of dolls. About the Instructor: Kathie Pratt Kathie Pratt happily lives and works in Tremont. She's been making art all her life, with a special fondness for sculpture. She studied at New England School of Art and Design and the Museum of Fine Arts School, Boston. Pratt has been directing an art and nature camp for children at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library for the last 13 years.