Bamboo Art “Okeanos”, 2016, bamboo, steel, glass, waxed linen thread. 35″ x 82″ x 6″, Private Collection, Photo by Dan Kvitka

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Below you will find listed bamboo or glass classes in my studio and other places, shows, lectures, and other events I am a part of. If you would like to know more about any of these events or register please follow the link provided or feel free to email my through my contact page if the class takes place in the Beaverton/Aloha studio.

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Bamboo and glass basket, a decorative technique sampler

November 17 @ 9:00 am - November 20 @ 2:00 pm PST

In this four day class we will learn how to construct a square bamboo vessel from pre-made bamboo strips. Students will learn various decorative techniques using bamboo, glass, and thread with which to make their vessel unique and their own. Students can copy the instructors piece or come up with their own design. Basic bamboo knowledge is included in this course including a demonstration in bamboo strip making. Students will learn step by step. Materials are included in the price of the class.

bamboo class project


November 17 @ 9:00 am PST
November 20 @ 2:00 pm PST


Bamboo Sculpture Studio


Charissa’s Studio
Portland, OR 97219 United States + Google Map

Studio classes

September 28-30, Bamboo craft TBA
October 4-5, Bamboo Craft TBA
November 3, 2018, 12-3 pm Fused glass menorah
November 9, 2018, 6-9 pm Fused glass menorah
November 30, 2018, 6-9 pm Fused glass Christmas ornaments
December 8, 2018, 12-3 pm Fused glass Christmas ornaments
To register please email me

Private lessons

If you are interested in taking private lessons feel free to contact me. I would be happy to talk about what you want to learn, create a lesson plan, and schedule a class for us. Classes are $40 per hour with a minimum of three hours. Additional students can be added for a fee. I can teach school age children, teens and adults basketry, bamboo, and glass techniques. Classes can be tailored to Homeschool students.