Dean Zoch is a Fiber Artist, Lapidist, Naturalist, and Educator. He has spent the last 6 years advocating for the importance of the arts into our education system. Always connecting art, science, and history into his workshops and residencies, Dean encourages students to take a hands-on approach to Fiber Arts helping to make the understanding of the science and history behind the vast legacy of textiles from animal skins to automation come alive. Each workshop or residency will incorporate multimedia and tactile lecture and fun, hands-on activities. In addition, the students get bragging rights, as they each get to keep their creations.
8808 Driftwood Commons Ct
In this hands-on workshop, students will learn how yarn was made before the industrial revolution. This will be done through multi media instruction, discussing technique from the earliest spindles through the introduction of the spinning wheel, and how it was a game-changer in the Middle Ages. Students will get a basic understanding of protein and cellulose fibers and their structures to better understand how they can be made into yarn, and have the opportunity to feel different fibers from around the world. After a brief demo of drop spindle and wheel spinning students will have the opportunity to try their hand at drop spindle, and use the resulting yarn to create a simple friendship bracelet to take home.
Ongoing – please contact provider to book.
Flexible – please contact provider to book
Smartboard or Screen
Table to lay out fiber samples
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
Social Studies Essential Standards
3.H.2 Use historical thinking skills to understand the context of events, people and places.
6.H. Understand the political, economic and/or social significance of historical events,
issues, individuals and cultural groups.
6.E.1 Understand how the physical environment and human interaction affected the
economic activities of various civilizations, societies and regions.
WH.H.1 .1 Use Chronological Thinking to:
1. Identify the structure of a historical narrative or story: (its beginning, middle and end)
2. Interpret data presented in time lines and create time lines
Visual Arts Essential Standards
3.V.1 Use the language of visual arts to communicate effectively.
3.CX.1 Understand the global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts.
4.V.3 Create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes, safely and appropriately.
4.CX.1 Understand the global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts.
4.CX.2 Understand the interdisciplinary connections and life applications of the visual arts.
5.V Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression.
5.V.3 Create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes, safely and appropriately.
5.CX.1 Understand the global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts.
6.CX.1 Understand the global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts.
6.CX.2 Understand the interdisciplinary connections and life applications of the visual arts.
Rescheduling is preferable, but if you must cancel, there will be a $50 fee.