Nature enthusiasts, do-it-yourselfers, parents and teachers, this section is for you. Below are some of my favorite plant fiber art making experiences with young people.
These are hands-on projects that immerse students into culture, science, and art. Most of these projects can be adapted to be less complex for 1st and 2nd graders, more complex for 3rd and 4th, and so on, right through to adults who are ready to expand their brains with hands-on learning experiences.
Small projects here include: Cordage Making, Bracelets, Nature Necklaces, Nature Bead Making, Woven Bracelets, Woven Pouch Treasure Necklace, Woven Cedar Bark Wall Hanging, Cattail Projects, Cattail and Cedar Roses, Weaving Salmon, Weaving Cattail Rattles, Clam Shell Rattle Necklace, Coiled Cordage Pendant, Whisk Broom Making, etc.
This March, through the support of IslandWood and it's generous donors, I will be editing and sketching away, to create a publication for you who love to make things with the gifts of the plants that grace this landscape. Keep in touch!
Feb 28, 2015, Community Day at Seattle Art Museum
Students learn about the generous nature of the Western Red Cedar tree.
This May as an Artist in Residence at IslandWood, I enjoyed sharing my appreciation of the Western Red Cedar tree with many students from the area. Young people ranging from fourth through sixth grades came from North Beach Elementary, Emerson K-12,The Evergreen School, Emerson Elementary, Adams Elementary, and The Brighton School. During their four day, […]
Clam Shell Rattle Necklaces with 1st + 2nd graders from Odyssey Program.
There is no language barrier when it comes to making art!
Cordage is an ancient universal technology still useful today.
Salmon Return Festival, Family-Friendly Free+Fun at Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, 10am to 3pm
Every person I’ve met at IslandWood has sweetened my life.