CraftEd in 4th Class
In February 2015 Ms. Kelly's fourth class was lucky enough to be accepted onto the "CraftEd" programme run jointly by Kildare Education Centre and the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. The class was very lucky to have an expert in felting, Gabi McGrath, come into the class to show the children how to felt.
In the first lesson with Gabi the children got to 'draw, colour and write' with wool and yarn! This was an illuminating experience. The next step in the felting journey was actually drawing on paper. The children had to draw pictures inspired by the topic of transport. Then there was some class discussion before agreement was reached on what the wall-
The children were amazed at the final result of all their hard work. Each child also completed a small 3D piece and therefore gained experience in having to use a resist in felting. All the children agreed that it was an exciting, educational and enjoyable experience which would encourage them to wholeheartedly participate in other projects in the future.
Thanks of the children are extended to Gabi McGrath, the school's board of management, Kildare Education Centre and the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland for enabling them to have such a wonderful felting experience.
The felt wall-