The Blühen Studio was asked to curate a weaving workshop for primary and SEN school teachers working in the London Borough of Lewisham.
During the workshop, the participants received personal demonstrations providing weaving techniques, exploring the many ways for children to experience weaving personally or collaboratively across all year groups. one-on-one guidance from myself to help inspire each teacher to create lesson plans to boost the arts for students, encouraging growth in fine motor skills and eye hand coordination.
The workshop focused on teaching techniques and ideas that were sufficiently easy for non-specialists, and included creating artworks with materials that could be easily found or cheap to purchase. In addition, I incorporated ideas that could be adapted for EYFS and up to Yr6 and secondary, and ways in which weaving techniques could be used across the curriculum.
“Weaving is a valuable activity full of rich learning potential for any age, With a little thought and innovation you can find a multitude of ways to get your students weaving.” – Amber Roper