Fiber Arts (Mon/Thu) Grades 4-12

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Fiber Arts (Mon/Thu) Grades 4-12

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$475 Tuition for 28 weeks of 75-minute classes with Kathryn Beifuss

Sep 6-May 23

In Fiber Arts Intro (Thursday), students will be introduced to a number of processes involved in creating fabric and coil basketry and how to execute them. These will include several off and on-loom weaving techniques using potholder, rigid-heddle, pin, backstrap, and tapestry looms; coil-basketry; embellishing fabric; wet and needle-felting; kumihimo and other simple braiding; single-crochet; and dyeing wool yarn with Kool-aid.

Students will also learn about the different types of fiber and their characteristics, tools used in processing fiber, and the history of fiber arts and its crucial role in creating and maintaining civilization.

Advanced Fiber Arts (Monday) expands on the skills learned in Fiber Arts Intro. Assigned projects will be more complex or on a larger scale, and students should expect to invest more time in completing them. However, most projects are very portable and can be worked on while traveling, visiting, or in front of the TV.

New skills will include learning to warp and weave on a 4-harness loom; how to wash, card, and spin wool on a drop spindle; how to use a blending board to create unique rolags for custom-spun yarns; making cordage from plant material; constructing a plain-weave basket; loom-beading; and dyeing with plant material.

NOTE: A field trip to Esther's Place to meet and cuddle new-born lambs and do a small fiber project is a popular end-of-the-year highlight for both of these courses!

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Fiber Arts Intro

Intended for students in grades 4-12, Fiber Arts Intro will meet once a week for 28 weeks for 75-minute classes. Students should expect to spend 60-90 minutes a week on homework. This high school level course is worth a 1/2 credit.

Advanced Fiber Arts

Intended for students in grades 6-12 who have already completed at least one year of Fiber Arts Intro, Advanced Fiber Arts will meet once a week for 28 weeks for 75-minute classes. Students should expect to spend 1-2 hours a week on homework. This high school level course is worth a 1/2 credit.