What’s bright yellow, spotted, slimy, and the lives on the forest floor instead of the grocery store? A banana slug!
In this needle felting class, students will have fun creating their own unique banana slug sculpture. Each slug will come with a magnet so it can stick to and crawl around on any metallic surface.
“Banana slugs have been called the clean-up crew for the forest floor. These detritovores speed decomposition, thus helping recycle nutrients and enriching soil. As they drift from one meal to the next, they help spread seeds and spores.”
Needle felting is the process of using specialized barbed needles to sculpt wool fiber. As the needle touches the wool, it grabs onto the fiber and compresses it together, turning it into a solid shape. Students do not need to have prior experience with felting as this is an entry level project. Come learn how to safely use the needle felting tools! All felting supplies will be provided to students, with take-home tools to continue needle felting on your own.
Appropriate for Beginner skill levels.
Open to students ages 8-12. Please plan to arrive 5-10 mins before each class to sign your student(s) in. Students also need to be signed out before leaving.
Class takes place at Arbutus Folk School, 610 4th Ave E, Olympia. Please enter through the door in the alley behind the building.
All necessary materials will be provided.
Masks are required for the duration of all classes.
For students enrolled with OASIS, this class may qualify as a CBI for your arts learning. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for your student.
All participants ages 13 and older must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to register for and attend any Arbutus Folk School class. Please bring proof of vaccination, such as your card or a photo of it, to your first day of class, and be prepared to present it for verification. Masks are required for the duration of all classes until further notice. Please do not attend classes if you are feeling ill or have had contact with Covid-19. Please notify Arbutus staff in the event that you test positive for Covid so that your fellow students can be notified of possible exposure.
Instructor: Amanda Hanson
Max Class Size: 7
Minimum Class Size: 3
Capacity Remaining: 7
Dates: 9/7/2022 - 9/7/2022
Times: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Building: Arbutus Folk School
Room: Front Classroom
Message phone: (360) 350-0187
120 State Avenue NE, #298
Olympia, WA 98501
Facility Physical Address (no mail please):
610 4th Ave E.
Olympia, WA 98501
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