Dean Zoch, The Fiber Guy
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
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This introductory 3-day residency covers the basics of natural pigments found in plant material, and the most basic method of transferring these pigments to print on paper or fabric. We will also talk about mordants and why they let fabric grab hold of color, and how colors can be modified by incorporating acid, base, aluminum, and iron. Students will see color changes in base solutions and... View more
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Hot and cold running water, work tables that allow each student at least 3 feet of work space, access to screen or smart board. Fiber projects will be processed off site and delivered to the school once complete.
Classroom or other school provided location. Will need the ability to go outdoors on the day of the plant and flower pounding, both for foraging, and due to noise.
Optional additional $5 per student if you prefer t-shirts over bandannas.
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.
Physical Science Essential Standard
PSc.2.2 Understand chemical bonding and chemical interactions.
Visual Art Essential Standards
5-8.V.1 Use the language of visual arts to communicate effectively.
5-8.V.2 Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression.
5-8.V.3 Create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes, safely and appropriately.
Middle School Teacher, Pioneer Springs Community School
Program Director, Studio 345
S.T.E.A.M. Teacher – CMS
We will work to reschedule if necessary, however, if you must cancel there will be a $50 – $150 cancellation fee.