Girl Scouts - Textile Art SeniorsDate: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - and July 31
Time: 1:00 PM
Course Length: 3 hours on each of the 2 days
Experience Required: none
Class Size: up to 10
Price: $60 - $15 materials fee is payable at the first day
Summary: Students will be introduced to the world of textile art, its unlimited possibilities and variety of genres. Once seen as simply crafting, textile skills such as sewing, knitting, embroidery are now viewed, as deserved, more seriously in the art world. Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice some of the skills required to pursue these very creative art forms. The goal of this workshop is to instill a love of textile craft so students can pursue their art at home for years to come. This workshop will meet all the necessary requirements for the Textile Art badge.
Day One: The course will begin with a general introduction into the wide variety of textile arts and also learn about the history of the art and the roles it has played over the years in a variety of cultures. Instruction will cover the tools and materials used for different projects, as well as how these very practical skills have evolved into an expressive form of art.
Day Two: Students will begin to learn the specific skills required for a thread-based project. The emphasis will be on perfecting the stitches and learning how to work through a project including fixing mistakes and creating their own designs.
Day Three: Together the class will work on a specific project of their choice that they may choose to keep, give as a gift or donate to charity.
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Artist Bio - Ruth Gaer
Ruth has been a teacher for 16 years. She currently teaches Spanish and Needlecraft to junior high students in the Fullerton School District. She is also the advisor of a community service club where she teaches her club members (junior high students) how to crochet and knit blankets and loom baby hats for the needy in Fullerton.
She has been an avid crocheter and knitter since childhood. She also has a passion for up-cycling (repurposing jeans, t-shirts, newspapers, magazines, plastic bags, and pop tabs).
In July 2012, she showcased a panel in a Fullerton shop and gallery which depicted an underwater scene entirely made of crochet. Ruth looks forward to share her love and passion for fiber arts.