“Hex Block Fiber Arts Residency,” Mixed Media Art Canvas, 12in by 12in; PCCA Arts in Education Program; Molly Knisley, host Teacher; West Perry Middle School, October 18 – November 2, 2021
The two-week residency with the 8th grade art students of West Perry Middle School focused on the Pa folk history of Hex Symbols as well as the general properties of quilts. Six groups of students were led by the artist in applying symbolism, symmetry, collagraphy and hand-stitching techniques to create a unique quilt block of self-expression. Skills in the class consisted of design basics, color theory, life skills, appliqué and basic hand stitching techniques.
Read more about the residency at the blog post: Hex Block Fiber Arts Residency.
“Hex Block Workshop,” Mixed Media Art Canvas, 12in by 12in; PCCA Arts in Education Program; Shelby Liebegott, host Teacher; Tuscarora Intermediate Unit/ Project Yes, June 21- July 2, 2021
The two-week residency with students from Project Yes and the TIU focused on the PA folk history of Hex Symbols. Two groups of middle school students were led by artist in applying symbolism and color expression to create unique faux quilt blocks full of self-expression. Skills included in the class consisted of design basics, color theory, and basic hand stitching techniques.
“Superpower Art Quilt,” Mixed Media Art Canvas, 12in by 12in; CAIU Arts in Education Program; CAIU Summer Camp Program; Capital Area Intermediate Unit, July 12-15, 2021
The one-week summer camp residency with the CAIU focused on the use of color and weaving techniques to create an original fiber self-portrait. The group of elementary-aged students were led by artist in the creation of their self-portrait panels using color blocking, background design, and weaving techniques to create their design. Skills included in the class consisted of the rule of thirds design principle, color as expression, warp and weft weaving, and basic hand stitching techniques.
“Ink on Canvas Mini Envelope Pouch,” 2 sessions, Wellness Day Event, Juniata School District, March 18, 2022
The class focused on creating a small canvas pouch with hand sewing, ink details and snap closure. The Artist Instructor demonstrated how to fold the shape of the envelope pouch, as well as described how to stamp and stitch the pouch closed. All stamping materials, including high-quality dye inks, polymer stamps, embroidery floss, needles, and snaps were provided to complete the project. Artist Janice Bailor provided stitch and stamp instruction, demonstration, troubleshooting, and encouragement throughout each session. Students who had rarely/never done sewing or fabric stamping were able to enjoy and complete a cute project during their 50min session. Read more about the project in this blog post: Hand Sewn Pouches for Wellness Day – laruedefleurs.com.
“Mini Modern Embroidery Sampler,” 3 sessions, Wellness Day Event, Juniata School District, February 14, 2020
The class focused on creating a small embroidery project using four basic stitches with a stamped image provided as a jumping-off point. Stitch explanation and diagram handouts, all needles, embroidery thread, scissors, fabrics and rings provided to create the project. Artist Janice Bailor provided stitch instruction, demonstration, troubleshooting and encouragement throughout each session. Students who had rarely/never done embroidery were able to enjoy and complete a cute project during their 60min session.
“Drop-In Art” Remote Video Content, Perry County Council of the Arts and La Rue de Fleurs’ YouTube Channel, monthly
- “Gee’s Bend Quilters Inspired Paper Collage,” June 2020
- “Ojo de Dios (God’s Eye) Craft,” August 2020
- “Clementine Hunter Inspired Folk Art Landscape,” November 2020
- “Alma Woodsey Thomas Inspired Valentine,” February 2021
- “Thom Kulp Inspired Grid Art,” April 2021
- “Kandinsky Inspired Circle Tree,” October 2021
Videos in the Drop-In Art series for Perry County Council of the Arts focus on family and kid-friendly crafts using recycled household items and basic crafts supplies to inspire creativity. For more information visit PCCA: perrycountyarts.org/drop-in art.
“Drop-In Art,” Landis House Art Room, Perry County Council of the Arts, 1st Saturday of the month, 1-4p
Drop-In Art classes focus on fun, family friendly projects for kids ranging in age from pre-K to Elementary level. Provided through grants and the Perry County Council of the Arts, Drop-In Art is free program providing early access to the arts for the communities of Perry County, Pennsylvania. Each month the class focuses on 2-3 project stations featuring various techniques and tools. Kids are encouraged to explore the provided materials and their creativity, working at a self-guided pace to complete their project. Artist Janice Bailor develops the activities, and along with a rotating team of volunteers, provides instructions and aids young artists in completing their creations throughout the 3 hour session.
For more information on the PCCA Drop-In Art Program, including session activities and times, please visit the Perry County Council of the Arts website: http://www.perrycountyarts.org/drop-in-art/