Studio: Fibers

Fiber arts elicit a multitude of reactions from art teachers. Some love this medium while others tolerate or even avoid it. Visions of needles, scissors, and tumbleweeds of yarn can be exciting or overwhelming and downright scary! This course is designed to conquer your fears and boost your fiber arts curriculum, no matter how scant or extensive it may be. Take your lessons to the next level with hands-on assignments focused on 2D and 3D weaving, needle felting, wet felting, embroidery and more!

You will work, hands-on, through demonstrations and projects that are fresh and exciting. Led by experts in the field, this class will take “old-school” techniques and make them cool again. You will conquer organization and management specific to fiber arts in the art room and create useful tools that break skills down for your students at any age level.

Supplies Needed

To complete this course you will need some basic fiber arts supplies, many of which you most likely already own. View the materials list for this course.

3
Graduate Credits
135
Contact Hours Total
Graduate Credits / PD Hours 3 Graduate Credits / 135 PD Hours
Price Non-Graduate Credit $447.00 / Graduate Credit $897.00
Timeline
Fri Wed
Dec 1 Jan 31
Upcoming Course Run Dates
Dec 1 Jan 31
Jan 1 Feb 28
Feb 1 Mar 31
Mar 1 Apr 30
Course Code
EDUC500 AOE029
Accreditation
Morningside College
Higher Learning Commission

Takeaways

  • Experiment with a wide variety of 2D and 3D weaving, felting, and embroidery techniques.
  • Learn from art educators and fiber arts experts from around the country who understand the challenges of teaching fiber-infused lessons.
  • Create resources, tools, and hands-on fiber art examples to use directly in the classroom.
  • Research best practices in the management and organization of fiber arts.
  • Push your own personal practice to the next level while revamping your fiber art curriculum.

Course Breakdown

Week 1
History and Process
  1. Research the history and process of fiber arts.
  2. Create an instructional tool for direct use in your classroom.
Week 2
Technique: Weaving
  1. Explore 2D weaving techniques.
  2. Learn fresh and innovative ways to incorporate what you have learned into your art curriculum or personal work.
  3. Document your process.
Week 3
Technique: 3D Weaving Techniques
  1. Experiment with one 3D weaving technique.
  2. Create a process board as you document the process of creating your own finished piece.
Week 4
Technique: Embroidery and Felting
  1. Basic and advanced embroidery and felting techniques will be demonstrated.
  2. Create a finished product and fresh lesson plan to introduce your students to these techniques.
Week 5
Making Connections
  1. Explore a connections topic in fiber arts that interests you.
  2. Create a finished piece and document your learning to share with classmates.
  3. Create a lesson plan to utilize in your classroom.
Week 6
Management and Organization
  1. Explore ways to manage and organize your fiber arts supplies.
  2. Craft an action plan to help you better manage fiber arts instruction.
Week 7
Teacher Showcase Series and Reflection
  1. Create a body of personal work using new techniques and processes you learned in the course.
  2. Compile a final portfolio of work from the course, reflecting on your own work as you refine and improve your fibers curriculum.
Week 8
Teacher Showcase Series and Reflection
  1. Create a body of personal work using new techniques and processes you learned in the course.
  2. Compile a final portfolio of work from the course, reflecting on your own work as you refine and improve your fibers curriculum.

A sample assignment from Discussion Board 5: Embroidery and Felting

1. Research


Watch hands-on demonstrations of embroidery basics and advanced techniques and with Cassie Stephens!

2. Discussion


Describe your experience with embroidery or felting this week. Engage with other art teachers in the course to problem-solve lingering questions.

3. Creation


Choose one technique and create a finished product. Document your process through the creation of a Process Board. Create a lesson plan showcasing a felting or embroidery technique you can use directly in your classroom.

What do past course participants think?

Hundreds of art teachers have taken the course “Studio: Fibers”. Here’s what they actually think — without cherry-picking.
(12 month rolling average from all post-course survey respondents – Updated 6/1/17)

98%

"THE COURSE CONTENT WAS RELEVANT AND UP-TO-DATE"

92%

"MY INSTRUCTOR PROVIDED VALUE-ADDED CONTRIBUTIONS TO ENHANCE DISCUSSIONS AND ENGAGE STUDENTS."

98%

"I ACHIEVED THE GOALS I SET AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS COURSE."

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