Monday, December 12th | 6:30pm-8:30pm | Yule Lore: Siberian Shapeshifting Witches


In this class, hosted at CRISP Rochester, explore the symbolism of the traditional red-and-white-themed Christmas against the backdrop of traditional Siberian lore. Early myth surrounding the Yule season involved use of the amanita mushroom, with its iconic red and white cap as a tool for female shamans around the time of Yule to engage in "flight.” This also set the foundation for the now familiar red and white garb of Father Christmas, following a shift in the narrative from female-associated shapeshifting to paternal male associations.

Please note: Students are encouraged to make dining reservations before or after class time. Reservations can be made via CRISP Rochester’s website. Food, drink, and gratuity are not included in the ticket cost.

This class is appropriate for ages 18+.

This class will take place indoors at CRISP Rochester, located at 819 S Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14620.

Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).

About the teacher:
Tami Fuller is a modern fiber artist and educator, working out of East Aurora. Her studio work integrates the traditional foundations of hand-constructed processes with modern technique, using foreign objects and metal as she explores provocative concepts related to female life and experiences. Tami is passionate about inspiring and empowering a new generation of creators by teaching the fiber arts in new, modern contexts which are still strongly rooted in traditional technique. She teaches retreats and workshops throughout the Northeast and Pacific Northwest, where her family has a large sheep farm that specializes in breeding rare breeds of sheep. She has shown in several group shows, and her work has received awards from NY Sheep and Wool and the Carnegie Arts Center.

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