2009 Childrens program:

 8yr old - Teens


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Children's Program

8 & UP

 

Thursday, November 12th   

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - 8-12 yr olds

Basket Making

Instructor: Ronnie Chameau

Ronnie Chameau, famous for her banana doll ornaments and dolls, will be passing on a traditional Caribbean basket weaving technique. For centuries islanders have been creating beautiful baskets made from native leaves. Students will learn this simple method of weaving with leaves to create a small basket of their own!

Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $15 

 

 8 & up WORKSHOPS

Using Fabrics in a Painting – 2 Sessions

Thursdays Nov 12th & 19th

Instructor: Bermuda Artist Trevor Todd 

Bermudian Artist Trevor Todd will be guiding students through one of his painting techniques using fabrics and acrylic paints to create abstract and geometrical surface design paintings: a most unique fibre art! Students will be inspired by Trevor’s easy manner and creative mind. Do not miss this rare opportunity to study with this up and coming artist!

 

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm, 2 Sessions  Wait List

Thursdays Nov 12th & 19th  (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $40 ( for both days)

 

12 & up WORKSHOPS

Building with Natural Materials 

 

 2 Sessions: Thursdays Nov 12th & 19th

Instructor: Ronnie Lopes 

Fibre Fest brings you a fun and unusual workshop! Ronnie Lopes is known for his original and creative Rustic furniture designs created with local natural and recycled wood materials. Students will spend a total of four hours over two sessions working beside Ronnie to create a rustic stool of their own to take home! Material selection, cutting, sanding, assembling & finishing will be covered during this two session workshop.

 

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $40 

 

Friday, November 13th

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  8 & up

Felted Snakes

 

 

 

 

Instructor: Marianne Dubois

Creepy crawly creatures always intrigue the young as well as the young at heart! Children will be able to create their own slithery creatures using soft colorful wool, soap, and warm water in this beginning wet felting workshop. After this class, students will know how to create snakes at home on their own!

 

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $20 

 

TEEN WORKSHOPS

Using Fabrics in a Painting – 2 Sessions 

Fridays Nov 13th & 20th

Instructor: Trevor Todd

Bermudian Artist Trevor Todd will be guiding students through one of his painting techniques using fabrics and acrylic paints to create abstract and geometrical surface design paintings; a most unique fibre art! Students will be inspired by Trevor’s easy manner and creative mind. Do not miss this rare opportunity to study with this up and coming artist! 

 

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm – 2 Sessions  Wait List

Fridays Nov 13th & 20th  (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $40 

 

Saturday, November 14th

 For Groups of 4, Family & Friends: All Ages

Weaving on the KAF Communtiy EarthLoom™

Instructor: Susan Barrett Merrill

The Bermuda Community EarthLoom™ is installed outdoors in the KAF gardens. Usually based on the seven-stick loom designed by Weaving a Life, and conceived by Susan Barrett Merrill as a community activity, the KAF loom has been created using a recycled arched door frame made from local wood called. “EarthLooms™ and their weavings are a gift of friendship and an inspiration for action.”   “Weaving together is so powerful-- it is a literal act of weaving together the community. In this simple and ancient art, we connect with others whose fingers have touched the same threads to create the same fabric with the same purpose. It is a deep-rooted bond in the heart that can change the way we define our neighborhood.”

Join Susan Barrett Merrill as she helps bond our community through the act of weaving together, as a community.

Reservations are being taken for groups of four. There must be at least one adult with children 5 or under. Families are encouraged to participate.

Times: 9:00 – 9:45am – (4 spaces)
            10:00 – 10:45am – (4 spaces)
            11:00 – 11:45am – (4 spaces)
            1:00 – 1:45pm – (4 spaces)
            2:00 – 2:45pm – (4 spaces)
            3:00 – 3:45pm (4 spaces)

Fee: $10 ea ($35 for a group of 4)

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - 8-12 yr olds

Felt Bird Ornaments

 

Instructor: Jenni Kenney 

Children will create whimsical birds made from wet felted wool balls. This workshop will give them basic felting skills that they can use to create other projects later, at home. Using soft colorful wool, feathers, beads and warm soapy water, students will create an ornament that they will be proud to display.

 

Time: 10:00 – 12:00am– (8 spaces)

Fee: $20 

 

Monday, November 16th   

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  8-12 yr olds

 

Cross Stitch Bookmarks  -

2 Sessions - Monday Nov 16th & 23rd

 

Instructor: Gail Graham

 Gail has taught cross stitch in the schools of Bermuda and will be joining us this year to share her passion with our students. Basic cross stitch stitches will be covered as children create their very own monogrammed bookmark. This offering is two sessions of two hours each.

 Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm (8 spaces) 

Fee: $40 (for both days) 

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  10 & up

 

Bring Polar Bears to Bermuda!

 

 

Instructor: Marianne Dubois 

 You will learn how to use felting needles and sheep's wool to create a cool polar bear.  This is a fast and fun workshop, not only will you leave with a completed bear, but you will learn the basic skills to explore even more projects on your own!

 

Time: 4:30 – 7:30 pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $25

 

Tuesday, November 17th   

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  8-12 yr olds

Felt Balls & Geodes

Instructor: Marianne Dubois

 

Children in this class will learn the basics of wet felting with wool as they create small balls and colorful geodes that when split in half will reveal colorful designs! This is a good basic beginner class that all children seem to enjoy!

Time:   5:15 – 6:45pm       (8 spaces) 

Fee: $15  

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  8 & up

Go – Felt – a - 3D Fish!

Instructor: Sharon Costello

 

What a fun way for Sharon to teach and share a wide variety of her wet felting techniques including seamless, 3-D felt, resists, fabric inlay and more. Children will create these delightful creatures while learning felting techniques that they can use in a variety of creative ways in future projects!

 

Time: 4:00 – 7:00 pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $25

 

Needle Point Magnets

 

 

Instructor: Shina Lyons

 

 Needlepoint is a wonderful folk art that many people enjoy doing throughout life! Create a fun and colorful magnet as you learn the basics of needlepoint stitchery. Students will practice four different stitches using colorful yarns to create their finished piece.

 

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $20

 

Wednesday, November 18th 

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - 8-12 yr olds

Felted Snakes

 

Instructor: Marianne Dubois

Creepy crawly creatures always intrigue the young as well as the young at heart! Children will be able to create their own slithery creatures using soft colorful wool, soap, and warm water in this beginning wet felting workshop. After this class, students will know how to create snakes at home on their own!

Time: 5:15 – 6:45pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $15 


 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - 10 & UP

Paint With Wool

 

 Instructor: Sharon Costello

Create an impressionistic landscape, still life or portrait in wool. Work with your favorite painting or photo and translate your image in fiber. Starting with a canvas of "pre-felt" we use a palette of colored wool to build a colorful background . Then we will learn to add imagery, line, shade, highlights and texture by applying assorted fibers with a felting needle. Wet felt the final design to create a  durable work of art that can be hung on the wall, made into a throw pillow or adorn a tote bag. Find out how fun and spontaneous feltmaking can be as an artistic medium

 

Time: 4:00 – 7:00 pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $30 

Thursday, November 19th 

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - 8-12 yr olds

Felt Balls & Geodes

 

Instructor: Marianne Dubois & Jenni Kinney

Children in this class will learn the basics of wet felting with wool as they create small balls and colorful geodes that when split in half will reveal colorful designs! This is a good basic beginner class that all children seem to enjoy!

Time: 8-12 yr olds: 4:00 - 5:15 pm ( 8 spaces)

Fee: $10

 

Using Fabrics in a Painting – Session 2 

Thursdays Nov 12th & 19th

Instructor: Bermuda Artist Trevor Todd

 

Bermudian Artist Trevor Todd will be guiding students through one of his painting techniques using fabrics and acrylic paints to create abstract and geometrical surface design paintings: a most unique fibre art! Students will be inspired by Trevor’s easy manner and creative mind. Do not miss this rare opportunity to study with this up and coming artist!

 

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm – Session 2  Wait List

Thursdays Nov 12th & 19th  (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $40 (for both days)

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - 8 & up

Painting Pictures with Wool

 Instructor: Marianne Dubois

 

Every child loves to draw and paint! In this class, students will create paintings using soft and colorful wool to wet felt and needle felt their creations. The basics of both techniques will be used to help complete their paintings.

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm ( 8 spaces)

Fee: $20

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - 12 & up

Building with Natural Materials – Session 2 

Thursdays Nov 12th & 19th

Instructor: Ronnie Lopes

 

Fibre Fest brings you a fun and unusual workshop! Ronnie Lopes is known for his original and creative Rustic furniture designs created with local natural and recycled wood materials. Students will spend a total of four hours over two sessions working beside Ronnie to create a rustic stool of their own to take home! Material selection, cutting, sanding, assembling & finishing will be covered during this two session workshop.

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $40 (for both days)

 

Friday, November 20th 

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  10 & UP

Painting Pictures with Wool

Instructor: Marianne Dubois

 

Every child loves to draw and paint! In this class, students will create paintings using soft and colorful wool to wet felt and needle felt their creations. The basics of both techniques will be used to help complete their paintings. 

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $20

 

TEEN WORKSHOPS

Using Fabrics in a Painting – Session 2 

Fridays Nov 13th & 20th

Instructor: Trevor Todd

 

Bermudian Artist Trevor Todd will be guiding students through one of his painting techniques using fabrics and acrylic paints to create abstract and geometrical surface design paintings; a most unique fibre art! Students will be inspired by Trevor’s easy manner and creative mind. Do not miss this rare opportunity to study with this up and coming artist!

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm – 2 Sessions Wait List

Fridays Nov 13th & 20th  (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $40 (for both days)


Saturday, November 21st

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP'S -  8 & UP

Belt of Power

 

 

Instructor: Susan Barrett Merrill

 Susan Barrett Merrill will only be offering two workshops for children while in Bermuda. Take advantage of this special opportunity to experience her gentle style as she guides students through the basics of weaving to create a belt which Susan sees as a way to help you make positive choices in your life. The Belt of Power helps children to see that the choices they make come from their own point of view.

Time: 9:00 – 12:00 pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $25

 

African Friendship Bracelets

 

Instructor: Susan Barrett Merrill

 

The Friendship Bracelet is a wonderful project for children of all ages to introduce weaving and the meaning of friendship in a fun social way. The first half of the bracelet consists of an introduction to the basics of weaving. The second half of the bracelet involves 4 people working together to complete each other’s bracelets. A little friendship song consisting of four Swahili words goes along with it, and a dance. Each bracelet is imbued with the maker’s commitment to friendship.

 

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $25

 

Teen & Adult Workshop

 Hip to  be Square!

 

 

Instructor: Marianne Dubois

Come learn how to take a pretty but conventional square silk scarf and transform it into a long spiral of lightweight, and beautiful fabric and color!  You will use the technique of nuno felting to embellish the silk with soft merino wool, and you will come away with a flowing, colorful scarf that will show off your unique style.

Time: 9:00-5:00pm (8 spaces)

Fee: $90


 

Monday, November 23rd 

 

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS -  8-12 yr olds 

Cross Stitch Bookmarks  -  Session 2 – Mondays Nov 16th & 23rd

Instructor: Gail Graham

Gail has taught cross stitch in the schools of Bermuda and will be joining us this year to share her passion with our students. Basic cross stitch stitches will be covered as children create their very own monogrammed bookmark. This offering is two sessions of two hours each.  

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm (8 spaces) Mondays Nov 16th & 23rd

Fee: $40 (for both days)

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2010 Fibre Workshops

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January - March 2010

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Children 8 – 10 yrs

Fibre Frenzy Returns!

Instructor: Gale Bellew

Winter Term at KAF will bring back the Fiber Program offering Children 5-7 yrs, and 8 -10 yrs an opportunity to be exposed to or to continue their experiences with fiber art!  Students will practice a variety of techniques to create projects that they can cherish. Each age group will learn how to make their own yarns and change their colors, turn wool hairs into solid fabrics and dimensional shapes, weave flat or dimensional works to create a variety of end products. The creation possibilities are endless once students learn these techniques using basic and often inexpensive or recycled materials and tools.

 Age group will determine the complexity and depth of the art projects to include the level of enhancement and embellishment, and how they are achieved.

 Age: 8 – 10 yrs: (primary 4, 5 & 6)

Time: January 11th,  Mondays 4:00 – 5:30pm (8 Sessions) Cost: $216m / $236nm

 

11 yrs & up

Wearable Fiber Art!

Instructor: Gale Bellew

Fun ‘wearables’ will come from this class as students create things to adorn the body! Wire and Fibre Jewelry, clothing, felt hats, slippers, scarves, bags and accessories are some of the many possibilities using Fiber Art techniques in this class. Students will be exposed to several felting techniques, weaving, dyeing stitching and fabric surface design.

 
Age:11 yrs & up

Time: January 13th, Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:30pm (8 sessions)

Cost: $288 m / $308nm

 

Saturday, February 6th

 

Teens & Adults

 Needle Felted Pillow Covers

Instructor: Gale Bellew

 In this workshop, Gale will share her technique of Sumi-e painting with wool! Using Wool Fabric as your backing, you will create original, simple designs which you will needle felt onto wool fabric to create unique home decorator pillows. You will learn how to achieve tonal variations to create depth of designs using either natural or colored wool fibers.

 

Time: 9:00 – 3:00pm

Saturday, March 13th

 

Teens & Adults

 Sumi-e: A la Nuno!

Instructor: Gale Bellew

 Using luxurious silk as your canvas, students will create an original simple design as in Asian Sumi-e painting which is the basis for Gale’s Hairlock Paintings ™. Students can choose to create surface designs on silk which can then be used to create delicate, boutique and designer tops, scarves or decorator pillow covers! 

 

Time: 9:00 – 4:00pm

Fee: $90 (includes all materials)

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2008 Program

Friday, December 5th  

FELT INSPIRATIONS
Instructor: Susan Mills

Mixed media and fiber artist, Susan Mills of Bowdoin, Maine, will teach you the fine art of felting in a 2 hour workshop that features a step-by-step process for creating a magically unique felt art piece.  Learn how to select wool, and with soap and water create an original felted piece all your own. Learn how to design your piece, resulting in an artful wall hanging.  Incorporate colored yarn and exotic fibers, sticks and bones, and feathers or beads to make your piece special. Beginners are welcome, but experienced felters will appreciate Susan's creative approach to the medium and find much to expand their knowledge, as well as a fun and meaningful workshop experience.
Teacher Notes:                                                                               Students are encouraged to bring any fiber they may have and cool things to attach to their piece (like feathers, bones, sticks, leaves, beads, yarns threads.  I would help them through these decisions.
Age: 8-12 yr olds
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm (8 spaces)
Class Fee: $20

 

Monday December 8th 

FELT A SNAKE EGG & BABY SNAKE
Instructor: Ellen Kalman
Using soft wool and rocks children will wet felt vessels to use as “eggs”. With their hands, bamboo mats and soft colorful wool they will wet felt their snakes which will live in the eggs!
Age: 8-12 yr olds
Time: 4:30-6:30pm (8 spaces)
Class Fee: $20


SAMURAI ROPES                                                                       Instructor: Mike Patterson  

Children will have a great time creating their very own braids just as the Samurai who used them to decorate their swords and costumes. This braiding method is called Kumihimo  and is created on Japanese Kumi cards. Braids can be round, flat or square and multi colorful yarns are used to create them.                                                                            Age: 8-12 yr olds       

Time: 4:00 – 6:30pm (12 spaces)                                                        Class Fee: $25

 

PRODDED HOOKING: Hair Accessories

Instructor: Shina Lyons

Make fun colorful 3D flowers to decorate a headband, hair elastic or barrette while learning Proddy hooking, one of the most basic of hooking techniques. By simply poking of pieces of fabric through a loosely woven cloth with a special tool, children will create beautiful flowers to adorn their hair! Popular in Great Britain and Wales, prodding uses virtually every snip of fabric as you work with individual short pieces, and does not require any frame so permits unlimited design and texture possibilities. One of the original recycling efforts, prodding was often used to make very functional rugs.

Age: 8-12 yr olds    

Time: 4-6pm – (8 spaces)

Class Fee: $20


Tuesday December 9th 

VIKING BANDS
Instructor: Mike Patterson

Card weaving is used to create these fancy patterned flat bands. With the use of multiple colored yarns and special weaving cards, Mike will guide students through the process of choosing colors to make belts, book marks or handles for bags
Age: 8-12 yr olds
Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm (15 spaces)
Class Fee: $25

SPIRIT PUPPETS: Three day Intensive – Day One
Instructor: Susan Mills
Fiber Festival 2008 brings Susan Mills back to teach a NEW three day intensive workshop for 8-12 yr old children. Each class will be 3 hours long allowing students to learn the basics of wet felting techniques to create an expression of their personality and spirit. Students will be allowed time to explore themselves and  imagine their puppets as self expressions, sketch them and describe them in as much detail as possible. Then, using soft colorful wool, they will be guided through the wet felting process of building their forms. By the end of the three days each student will have wet felted their puppets and embellished them with beads, feathers and other found items so as to best represent their interests and personalities. Susan encourages students to progress through their creations allowing evolution of their forms to take place as they achieve a greater sense of themselves during this exploration and creation process.
Age: 8-12 yr olds
Time: 4:00 – 7:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday ( 8 spaces)
Class Fee: $75 (for the three days)

 

Wednesday December 10th 

SPIRIT PUPPETS – Three day Intensive – Day Two
Instructor: Susan Mills
Age: 8-12 yr olds
Time: 4:00 – 7:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday ( 8 spaces)
Class Fee: $75 (for the three days)
 

PIN WEAVING

Instructor: Mike Patterson

Using, cardboard or foam core board and long straight pins, students will learn how to free form weave to create a necklace or amulet. Pin weaving is both versatile and portable. The warp threads are held in place with straight pins and Weaving can be done in any direction, using thread, yarn, fabric strips, beads, feathers or other fibers. Pin weaving can offer kids a good introduction to the creativity of weaving.

 

Time: 4:30-6:30pm (12 spaces)

Class Fee: $20

 

CROCHETED NECKLACES & WRISTBANDS

Instructor: Esther Zuill

Students will learn the basics of beginner crocheting including the proper way to hold the hook, chain stiching, and single crocheting. With this technique and assorted textured yarns, students will learn to make colorful necklaces and wrist bands while practicing their stitches.

 

Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm (6 spaces)

Class Fee: $15

 

 

Thursday, December 11th 

SPIRIT PUPPETS – Three day Intensive – Day Three
Instructor: Susan Mills

Age: 8-12 yr olds
Time: 4:00 – 7:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday ( 8 spaces)
Class Fee: $75 (for the three days)

 

SOUMAK KNOTTING   
Instructor: Mike Patterson 

Children will enjoy learning this easy weaving technique to create colourful designs.  This method of tapestry weaving is done on a frame loom using half hitch knottingstitches.  Students will create a 'cartoon'/pattern and weave a flat piece which can be used as a wall hanging, bookmark or ornament.

Age: 8 - 12 yr olds

Time: 4:00-6:00pm (12 spaces)  
Class Fee: $20 

Friday, December 12th 

FELT FLOWERS 
Instructor: Ellen Kalman

Using soft colorful wools, rocks and bamboo mats we will create sweet two toned flowers. They can be used singly as a brooch or in bunches for a bouquet or by adding long stems they can be worn as bracelets or chokers. If children can handle it, needle felting can be introduced and decorations of beads and such can also be added.
Age: 8-12 yr olds
time: 4:00 – 6:00pm (6 spaces)
Class Fee: $20