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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The History of Spinning
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... View more
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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.
Middle School Teacher, Pioneer Springs Community School
Program Director, Studio 345
S.T.E.A.M. Teacher – CMS
Rescheduling is preferable, but if you must cancel, there will be a $50 fee.