Katherine Dilworth

  • About the Artist:

    Katherine Dilworth brings the centuries-old art forms of embroidery and 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. For more than 20 years, Katherine Dilworth has integrated fabrics and fibers into her artwork. Her work is in galleries throughout the U.S. and was included in two books.

    Category:

    • Visual

    Type of Programs Offered

    • residency
    • The Felted Mural Residency

      Description:

      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 to take loose wool and use friction and water, as well as specially designed needles, to link the fibers, develop imagery, and add details.

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      3-12

      Curriculum Connections

      SCIENCE
      LANGUAGE ARTS
      ENGINEERING
      SOCIAL STUDIES
      SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING

      This program is offered as:

      • residency
    • The Felted Story Square

      Description:

      After an examination of the narrative paintings of Jacob Lawrence’s Migration series, students will design and create their own needle-felted square depicting events in history or their own lives. Particularly suitable for older students, this felted story square residency focuses on how simple visuals can communicate complicated ideas and how art can allow viewers to examine subjects that can be difficult to confront directly. This residency was profiled in the Baltimore Sun.

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      4-12

      Curriculum Connections

      ANTI-BULLYING
      COMMON CORE-ALIGNED
      ENGINEERING
      ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
      LANGUAGE ARTS
      WORLD HISTORY

      This program is offered as:

      • residency
    • Handmade Artist's Book

      Description:

      In this multi-day residency, students will consider books as an art form, not just as a vehicle for content. Using felting techniques and stitching, students will create a book cover from sheep wool and then write and illustrate the pages. Information about different fibers and the plants and animals they came from are woven into the content of the Handmade Artist Book residency as well.

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      1-12

      Curriculum Connections

      ANTI-BULLYING
      SOCIAL STUDIES
      CREATIVE WRITING
      PHYSICAL SCIENCE

      This program is offered as:

      • residency
    • Booking Details

      Program Costs:

      All pricing information is available through Young Audiences of Maryland.

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  • Name or Art Agency:
    Young Audiences Arts For Learning, Maryland
    Email:
    [email protected]
    Phone:
    (410) 231-3497
    State / County:
    MD

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