Katy O'Gorman Rhodebeck, Sue Huppi, Barbara Morrison, Lois Sans, Linda Johanson
FIBER ARTS WORKSHOP MEMBERS WORKSHOP
Liz MacBride presenter
Christa MacAuliffe Elementary School
Region 2 Fiber Arts Workshop
The history of Fiber Arts goes back at least 5,000 years to when the nomadic Mongolians of central Asia made both clothing and dwellings from wool felt. The yurt (a Russian word) is a dwelling made by covering branches with wool felt, is still used today. The making of felt fabric predates spinning and weaving wool in most societies.
Our instructor, Liz MacBride, has adapted ancient felt techniques for making felt wool in the elementary Art room. Our goal was to create felt paintings from colorful wool fiber.
Thirteen teachers attended the workshop. Fiber arts can be a natural art form for tactile learners.
GREEN / Southwest District (formerly Regions 5 and 8) V.P. Jessica Bouchard, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com