“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 middle school students were lead 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; Capitol 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 lead by artist in the creation of their self-portrait panel 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.
“Mini Modern Embroidery Sampler,” 3 sessions, Wellness Day Event, Juniata School District, February 14, 2020
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
This video focuses on a paper collage project inspired by the African-American quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Through there ingenuity and creativity they created beautiful works of art in cloth that not only warmed their families but told their stories. Instructor Janice Bailor guides the audience through a brief lesson on the Gee’s Bend Quilters and how it can inspire a simple make-at-home collage.
“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/