Monday, July 22, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Friday, July 26, 2013 at 11:45 AM (CDT)
Oak Park, IL
Children will explore the use of fiber as a medium for creative expression. Each day a new technique will be taught from spinning your own yarns and dying them, to felting, and more.
Using fabric, paper, yarn, thread and textile art techniques, students will explore the creative possibilities of fiber art. Each day we will explore a new technique from spinning and dying yarns, felting, stitching, knitting, paper-making and fiber sculpture. Artist, Pamela Penney will use her experience from teaching for over 25 years to lead the students through a variety of fun and creative activities. At the end of the week the students will have some amazing pieces of fiber art to show and share.
Instructor: Pam Penney, Pamela Penney Textiles. Ages: 8 and above. Min/Max # students: 3/10. Tuition: $200. Materials fee: $20. (Fabric, fabric dye, wool roving, yarn, paper making supplies, fabric paint. )
When & Where
M.G. Bertulfo, OPAD Art Camp Assistant Director
Beginning life as the Harrison Street Business Alliance in 1993, the rebranded Oak Park Arts District captured the new reality of a growing artistic community on Harrison. Encompassing the half mile of Harrison Street from Austin Boulevard west to Elmwood, the area is home to a thriving artistic community as well as a diverse variety of small enterprises. In addition to galleries and workshops focusing on the visual and performing arts, visitors can find businesses offering personal care services, health care and wellness, clothing and jewelry, restaurants and cafés, pet services, social services, and building services.