Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education
As a result of the Creative Spirit Fiber Festival attendees will broaden their knowledge and understanding of fiber arts as medium through discussion of the process, implementation of techniques and use of materials and tools. Some activities will help introduce attendees to new skills with others provide building blocks for more advanced artists. There will be a focus on creating awareness of the vibrant textile and fiber arts community in the five county area while providing information and access to area resources. Progress will be documented with a survey to measure participants knowledge and understanding of fiber arts as medium, how it was impacted, if they increased their skills, what processes were most effective in learning (hands-on, demonstration, formal class w/instructor), did they feel they learned anything new or advance their skill in a specific medium, what medium are they be interested in exploring in the future, were the learning opportunities sufficient (enough time and materials).
2017 survey results indicated that half respondents believed their skill level was Beginner and half Intermediate. Most stated they improved their skills. A high number of respondents preferred learning in a formal class setting with a teacher but even more preferred hands on activities for learning. 2/3 of respondents tried new mediums and about half indicated what mediums and techniques they would like to see in the future. Details provided in the survey will help inform next year’s festival.
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