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Chicken and Egg: A Collaborative Spring Art Project

Shiela Alexandrovich • Extended Projects, Multidisciplinary Art Projects

Note: This workshop is for classes that already participate in egg incubation.

Artists: 

  • Shiela Alexandrovich - felted, mixed media

Goal: This project will create a hand-crafted book aiming to deepen the students' connections with their food through art, reflection, and observation

The artist will work with classes that engage in hatching eggs and help students build a handmade accordion book to record their drawings, photos, and words, mounted with a needle-felted cover that expresses their observations and reactions to the hatching. Included is a session on natural dyed eggs.

Shiela will come into the classroom and do one class on natural dyes, and set eggs to dye (not the ones being hatched) with the kids. The next day is photos, drawing, and writing about the process (and about the hatching process). Shiela's third class is making an accordion book and mounting the creative work.

Shiela will come after the egg dying and do a needle felting class that will be the cover of the book.

This description is for a single class of 20-25 students. Artists can work with three classes in a school day

Grade SuitabilityK-2
Maximum Class Sizeclass size (Can also be done in larger groups in school gyms)
Time Required7.5 hrs (instructional and prep time) for each class. Ava (3x 1 hour classes), Shelia (2 x1 hour classes). Prep time is 2.5 hours.
Material RequiredArtist will supply
Material Cost$5 per student
Language of InstructionEnglish
CommunitiesAll

Shiela Alexandrovich

Shiela Alexandrovich has been working in the traditional arts for well over 35 years. She started with beadwork and basketry, experimenting with techniques and materials. Jewelry making has been a long time practice, and wet and needle felting have surfaced in the last 20 years. Shiela lives an off grid lifestyle, with small farm life that inspires color, design and materials that she uses. She exhibits and teaches locally, as well as teaching numerous workshops throughout the Pacific Northwest. 
Shiela likes teaching kids, and always learns something in the process. The goal is always to have students, both kids and adults, come away with something that they cannot believe that they made. 

Please contact via email as a primary means of communication.

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