Join us as we listen to author and artist Amber Kane read The Weaving Book, where you’ll be introduced to how artists work using their creativity, along with the basic techniques that EVERY weaver uses.
We will then apply what you learned from The Weaving Book by creating a paper loom, and we’ll explore how different types of lines and colors impact your pattern.
You’ll leave with your own optical illusion paper weaving.
Workshop is best for children in grades 1-6, but all ages are welcome.
This workshop is being offered by the Center for Creative Exploration at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, in conjunction with the children’s book exhibition Inside the Cover, open to the public from April 1 – 30, 2023 at the Garden Spot Village Main Street Art Gallery.
Amber Kane’s Bio:
Amber is, at her core, an art teacher. She spent 8 years teaching 9-12 grade art in the public school system. Amber left art education to focus on her own business in weaving and fibers but quickly found herself teaching online and never stopped! She currently teaches AP Drawing, AP 2D Design, and AP Art History online. In addition, she is currently Director of Product Management for The Art of Education University. Well-designed instructional materials promote student learning and support teachers by saving them time and giving them confidence in what and how they’re teaching. In this role, Amber oversees the strategic vision of the curriculum and professional development products and supervises a team that creates lessons, resources, assessments, and videos. In 2021, she started creating books with her brother, Ashely Sollenberger.