This fall our 6th Graders will be learning pattern making in Handwork Class by making stuffed animals.
This is an introductory project towards our first major project of the year. Learning how to visualize and create an animal in 3D requires really using your grey matter! It also teaches some basic handsewing, stuffing and embroidery skills.
Want to learn how to make one too? We'll need some classroom volunteers to help our 6th Grade Students make these little cuties in late September and October. It would be MICE of you to volunteer by emailing Mrs. Albert or using Sign Up Genius.
Without knowing it, I was getting ready to teach Waldorf-Inspired Handwork and Woodwork for my entire life! I have been a lifelong maker and teacher. Growing up on the farm and prairies of Nebraska and raising three children gave me an appreciation for the power of hard willful work and real imaginative play. I hope that my passion for these subjects and love for my students will lead to caring people who find their own passion to make the world beautiful. I love to hear from students and parents. You may email me at email@example.com.
Mrs. Anderson Laura Anderson
Practical Arts Assistant Teacher
Laura brings with her a love of learning new things and a strong connection to her students. She spends hours working behind the scene to make sure each student has all that they need to be their best selves during class time. When she is not in the classroom, you'll find Laura knitting and designing sweater patterns, parenting her active family and having coffee with friends.
We Love Volunteers!
Parent and community volunteers are welcome to volunteer in our Handwork and Woodwork Classrooms. You can learn more about becoming a volunteer on our website.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Do you have any of these things gathering dust at your house? We could use them!
Cotton fabrics (solid or with small prints)
Pieces of basswood, fruit woods
Scrap lumber (1x6 and 1x8)
Yarn (we use natural yarns for knitting)
Carving gouges, chisels, and knives
Leather carving swivel knifes
Marble slabs (small for stamping leather against)
Brace and Bits
9 inch (ish) smoothing planes
5 inch (ish) block planes
Sliding Bevel Gauge/T Bevel
Rasps and Files (all shapes and sizes) for wood
Hand drills/Eggbeater drills and bits
Ratcheting band clamps for picture frames/boxes
Wedges and Mauls for splitting logs
Carving knives, all types
Wood Gouges and Chisels, all types
Coping Saw Blades
Router and bits
Treadle Sewing Machine
Combination wrench set
Crescent wrench set
An assortment of screws and nails.
A woodshed complete with solar panels, a woodstove, and workbenches and stools, and the foundation to put it on! Oh, and maybe five acres of woodlot to manage. A teacher has to dream!