You Want Me to Weave What?
There is more to weaving than potholders and scarves! We'll explore one of the oldest and most practical art forms using a variety of different materials--paper, straws, clay and reeds. We will experiment without looms and assess how each material responds to weaving techniques. Culminating projects will include a woven clay bowl and a small basket.
Lisa Kaija received her BA in Art History at Dartmouth College and her K-6 General Education/Visual Arts teaching certification through the Upper Valley Teacher Institute. During the last thirty years, she taught all subjects in grades K-4 and some subjects in grade 5-6 in various Upper Valley public and private schools. She has trained mid-life career changers to become teachers and raised five children with her husband, Kevin. Lisa revels in teaching art. The question she dodges most often is “Are you an artist?,” since she considers herself a teacher first and an artist second, and elementary art teachers need to know a little about a lot of different art forms. She thrives on challenges and enjoys being creative with people of any age.