In this after school arts enrichment class we will combine craft and nature awareness. Nature awareness and games will keep us outside part time. When inside we create birds, nests, and eggs as part of an exploration in learning more about each student's favorite bird. Love of the outdoors and a desire to learn handcrafts encouraged. The arts of needle felting, weaving, and wet felting will be explored in this series. ($5 materials fee)
In this after school arts enrichment class we will combine craft and myths of magical beasts. Be prepared to felt dragon jewels, needle felt fairies and do other magical art projects. Myths and folklore will be read while the children craft. Outdoor games of magic and mischief will be played. Love of mythology, story, and a desire to learn handcrafts encouraged.
In this after school arts enrichment class we will combine craft and learn fairy lore. Be prepared to craft geodes, gnomes, caves and animals in preparation for winter fun. Outdoor games of magic and mischief will be played. Gnome and fairy stories will be shared while the children craft. Love of fairy myths, story, and a desire to learn handcrafts encouraged. The arts of wet felting and needle felting will be explored in this series. ($5 materials fee)
Working with water, soap, and hands, we sculpt wool. This is one of the oldest forms of utilitarian art. It is forgiving, unique, and calms the senses. In this art enrichment program, students will learn the basics of working with wool. Some potential projects are felted beads, felted soap, and needle felt animal portraits. No experience needed.
Some felting experience is needed for this class. Students will work with water and soap to sculpt wool. Potential projects for this art enrichment program are felt inlayed trivets, felted vessels, felted bags, and needle felted animals.
Students will explore the basics of crochet using yarn, hooks, and imagination, and will practice through a variety of craft projects. Potential projects include finger-crocheted rope, an octopus, flowers, wristbands, and headbands. No experience needed.
Students will advance their basic crochet knowledge using yarn, hooks, and imagination, and will practice through a variety of craft projects. Potential projects include crochet flowers, crowns, jar cozies, and hats. Prior experience needed.
Students will explore the basics of knitting. They will learn how to do finger knitting, use proper yarn tension, cast on, cast off and the garter stitch. Potential projects include finger knit snakes, tube knit finger puppets, belts, and a knit rabbit.
Students will advance their basic knitting knowledge. They will learn to develop consistent yarn tension, cast on, and cast off. Garter, purl and stockinette stitches will be taught. Potential projects include a dishcloth scrubby, infinity cowl and hat.
Students will learn the basics of how to weave with simple and fun projects. Potential projects include woven rocks, stick loom weaving, belts, pouches and rugs.
Natural Dyeing I
Plants were once our only source of color for cloth and paints! In this class, students will learn the process of preparing wool for dyeing and then experiment with colors from the natural world. Each child will complete this enrichment program with naturally dyed fibers and yarn.