I love the moment when someone in the room looks at what they are making and their face says:
"I like this. I get this. I can do this."
And suddenly they are excited. And they want to know and do more. And the art is no longer something they are being taught, but something that is theirs.
Katherine Dilworth brings the centuries-old art form of felting to your school. Comprised of sculpting loose wool into solid shapes and murals, felting is an ideal medium for broadening students’ perception of visual art. Katherine has been integrating fabrics and fibers into her art for more than 20 years. Her work is in galleries throughout the U.S. and was included in two books.
Katherine Dilworth is hands down, the best artist that I have ever worked with for our school’s residency program. She is not only impeccably organized and prepared, but her ability to collaborate with other teachers to provide the best program for our students speaks volumes about her professionalism. Katherine’s ability to reach the students was nothing short of extraordinary; every single student was engaged in the project at every step and eager to return for the following session. She was able to make connections from the students' current curriculum to the felting process. This was an outstanding program.
Leah Ellert, Art Teacher, Bannockburn Elementary School
My students were engaged and interested in the project. The children said that they were going to miss Katherine and wished that she wouldn't have to leave the school.
Chrissy, Teacher, Worthington Elementary
100% student engagement from start to finish.
Tyrese, Teacher, The Commodore John Rodgers School