Discovering The Zen And Creativity Of Building With Bamboo

The Westport Cultural Council is pleased to announce its third of three summer Artists in Residence Program Workshops. On August 14th and August 15th, artist in residence Andy Moerlein will host Discovering The Zen And Creativity Of Building With Bamboo.

In this workshop, participants will experience the strength and versatility of bamboo first hand, and practice tools and techniques (even secrets!) used by Westport Artist in Residence Andy Moerlein to make monumental sculptures.
Using ancient skills taught to Moerlein by an octogenarian Taiwanese bamboo master, participants will take bamboo poles and split them into flexible strips. Then using this split bamboo, and the unique tools and materials provided, participants will make a modest trellis of their own design to take home. No experience required and all ages 12 and above can probably accomplish the skills needed to have a delightful experience. Younger children can work with their parents to create a family project. This workshop is an opportunity to build with bamboo and create something both useful and lovely.

You must sign up in advance to participate. Space is limited. Reserve your space here:


Aug 14 2021


09:00 AM - 12:00 PM




Westport Woods Conservation Park
573 Adamsville Road, Westport, MA


Westport Cultural Council