| FiberArts activities provide a wealth of color and texture
in an experiential, playful learning process. Children have the opportunity
to spend time with nature, making art and visiting with the sheep. See how
a sheep's "blanket" ends up on your bed. Or the colors of nature transfer
from berries, barks, & flowers to your scarf or hat. Come and enjoy
the new lambs.
Not hobby-art, I offer traditional crafts using some authentic natural materials. Whether I go to you for a classroom visit, or you come to me for a field trip, kids will enjoy the fiber process.
|Your visit begins with a general demo for the group, then moves to visiting the sheep. See the whole weaving process, including the spinning wheel, loom, raw fibers, dye materials and finished items. Or see the paper-making process with varied materials for sight, texture, color, and scent. Additional, optional projects from the list below are available for individuals to take home. Age-appropriate guides are included. All my activities are held outdoors, predominantly under tents or covered deck. Or if your travel is limited or you have a large group, I can come to you, bringing all equipment, projected slides, and possibly a lamb, if small enough to travel. An optional newsletter(samples) can document your visit with a colorful photo/memento for both kids and parents.|
to your curriculum! Fiberarts add a heightened experience by
relating to other activities in your theme or program. Link to storytelling
by focusing on spinning in Sleeping Beauty or Rumplestiltskin.
Link to weaving and dyeing with the story of Woolbur, the lamb.
Link to drawing and painting with textures, patterns, and nature's colors.
Relate to science with dye formulas or mechanical equipment. Relate
to math with measurements. Link to clay by sculpting and molding the
form of a real sheep. Or link to digital imagery by photographing the
antics of a live lamb.
And use dyes & handmade paper for club logos or medallions. The
demos are an educational and fun experience, and I welcome field trips
from After Schools, Camps, Homeschools, Daycare, private groups or parties, as well as art classes during the school year.
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Note: "Dyed 'N Wool" demos take part bi-annually in Tallahassee's Farm Tour. See various demos and activities in a Prezi
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