Summer 2010 is going to be super crafty as I’m ramping up my teaching schedule. I’m available to teach craft and creativity workshops for small groups of adults and children, so feel free to contact me if you’re interested in having me come out and work with your group. I’m really looking forward to teaching craft camps for budding artists and crafters at Grand Rapids Community College here in lovely West Michigan. These camps are perfect for kids looking to experiment with a variety of artistic mediums. Read on for the details and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Green Crafting: Making Art and Crafts with Recycled Goods (ages 9-12) Location: GRCC’s Applied Tech Center Dates: July 12 – 15, 2010 (Mon. – Thu., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) Learn how to transform items from the recycle bin and cast-off clothing into works of art. Weave with recycled cotton fabric and handmade loopers cut from recycled T-shirts, turn bottle caps into mini-pincushions, create stuffed monsters out of repurposed fabric and make paper beads and banners out newspaper and magazine pages. Cost $85. Includes all supplies and an oak CraftSanity peg weaving loom. Click this link to register your child.
Art Journaling: A Creative Path to Self-Discovery / 12-14 year olds Location: GRCC Applied Tech Center Dates:July 19 – 22, 2010 (Mon. – Thu., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Learn to unleash your creative spirit and document your life using a combination of art and the written word. A series of creative prompts will aim to inspire confidence and help you focus on life goals. Have fun embellishing journal pages with ink, paint, collage, and doodles while incorporating artifacts from daily life to create an illustrated personal record that captures those everyday moments that are often fleeting. This course will help celebrate who you are, and teach you how to find inspiration in the world around you. Cost $75. Click this link to register your child. If you have questions about registration, please call 616-234-3400 for assistance.