About This Program
The Felted Mural Residency
In this visual arts residency, students working with both wet and needle-felting techniques develop individual elements of a larger, multi-paneled felted mural that can be hung in the school after completion. Students learn how take loose wool and use friction and water, as well as specially designed needles, to link the fibers, develop imagery, and add details.
Sample Common Core connection:
4.MD.A.1: Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit.
Typically, residencies range from $2,000 to $3,000, but we can use your available budget and ‘work backwards’ to create a cost-effective residency for your school. We may be able to assist you in securing grant and funding opportunities.
Residencies are tailored to your needs but usually include:
- A kick-off assembly
- A required orientation meeting and planning session
- A set of workshops for classes of up to 25 students each
- A student culminating or sharing event
- An evaluation meeting
For a rough estimate, residency prices include:
- Artist assembly (see artist’s page for pricing)
- A set of workshops ($100 each)
- A required orientation meeting and planning session ($100 each)
- An evaluation meeting ($100)
- Mileage and supply costs depend on artist location and the residency chosen.
"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
"100% student engagement from start to finish." —Tyrese, Teacher, The Commodore John Rodgers School