About This Program
Where do Clothes Come From?
Designed especially with the youngest learners in mind, this program offers a hands-on examination of plant and animal sources of fibers that become cloth. Students will learn two different techniques for making fabric: wet felting (a centuries-old technique for joining loose fibers using heat, water, and friction) and weaving. This highly engaging program will allow students to explore and consider where clothes and other cloth begin before they end up in a store.
Residencies range in price, from $2,000 and up, but we can use your available budget and ‘work backward’ to create a cost-effective residency for your school. We may be able to assist you in securing grant and funding opportunities.
Residencies are tailored to your needs but usually include:
• A kick-off assembly (performing arts only)
• A required orientation meeting and planning session
• A set of workshops for classes of up to 25 students each
• A student culminating or sharing event
• An evaluation meeting
"Katherine Dilworth is hands down, the best artist that I have ever worked with for our school’s residency program. She is not only impeccably organized and prepared, but her ability to collaborate with other teachers to provide the best program for our students speaks volumes about her professionalism. Katherine’s ability to reach the students was nothing short of extraordinary; every single student was engaged in the project at every step and eager to return for the following session. She was able to make connections from the students' current curriculum to the felting process. This was an outstanding program." —Leah Ellert, Art Teacher, Bannockburn Elementary School
"100% student engagement from start to finish." —Tyrese, Teacher, The Commodore John Rodgers School