Kids just love to make things. Give them a box of scraps of anything, and they will create a piece of art. With this in mind, In Sheep’s Clothing is accepting registrations for several unique fiber arts workshops that are being offered.
Fiber Arts are Fun, for children ages four to six, is a great way to introduce little ones to using their creativity by making a simple, yet fun project. This could be a perfect avenue for homeschoolers as well.
Intro to Fiber Arts for children is for ages seven and up. In this workshop, children will create miniature works of art, using natural fibers. In each one-hour session, students will explore a new technique, and take home a finished or mostly finished project. Each project will be a jumping-off point for personal exploration at home.
Weaving without a loom, is an introduction to weaving, for ages seven and up. Students will discover weaving, using unconventional looms, made from hand made, and recycled objects. Students will learn the basics of weaving, while using their creativity to experiment with fibers, color and textures.
The Weaving without a loom workshop will prepare students for a weaving workshop that I am very excited about.
Last summer, I received a very generous grant that would provide looms, for a weaving workshop I wanted to offer. This workshop will be offered free of charge to students who show a desire to continue to weave. More advanced weaving techniques will be taught, which students will implement in their projects. The workshop will culminate in a showing of the students work in a gallery setting.
These are just a sampling of the fiber arts classes that will be offered this summer.
I highly encourage parents to stop by the shop so they can see the wonderful artwork that can be made using materials that we often take for granted.
Virginia (Ginger) Balch knits, weaves and spins in all things “fibery” at her shop In Sheep’s Clothing at 10 Water St. Torrington www.in-sheeps-clothing.com or phone 860-482-3979.