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152I am changing things up a bit this summer.  In partnership with Kirkwood Community College I will be holding three camps at West High School in Iowa City.  June 16th through 20th will be an evening knitting camp so kids ages 10-16 can get a jump start on a creative summer.  In the first two weeks of July are two Fiber Art Fun day camps – one for ages 8-10 and one for ages 10-16.  These will be lively, fun samplers of dyeing, knitting, weaving, hand sewing and embroidery.

I am also taking the show on the road this summer!  For several weeks I will be teaching at Saint Louis Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design. This is a good news/bad news situation as I am honored to be involved with such a notable arts and crafts organization in St Louis, but to do so, I had to scale back my Iowa City camps. I decided to concentrate on the subjects which I know best – the fiber arts.  I am sad to let go of the ceramics, studio arts, sewing and cooking.  I hope to bring back some new, fresh ideas from St Louis to benefit my Iowa City students.

I am excited to partner with Kirkwood.  This allows me to offer yearlong programming, as well as summer camps, which has been a dream of mine.  Stay tuned for fall classes and workshops!  Meanwhile I hope to see old friends, and meet some new ones, at West High this summer.

The details for the Iowa City camps are:

Knitting Boot Camp        Ages 10-16      June 16 – 20    6-8 PM      West High School Room 158

Fiber Art Fun Camp      Ages 8-10       June 30-July 3       9 AM-4 PM      West High School Room 158

Fiber Art Fun Camp     Ages 10-16      July 7 – 11     9 AM – 4 PM      West High School Room 158

For full descriptions and to register click here.