Handmade with Miss Starbeck
(3rd-5th) at PCLC
Handmade with Miss Starbeck is suitable for 3rd-5th grade boys and girls.
- Cost: $360
- Wednesdays 1:15-2:45 (At the request of current students, this class is 90 minutes long. They wanted more time!)
- Think of this class as teaching practical life skills via a creative/artistic approach.
- Skill Development:
- Knots can make art projects. Additionally, the importance of being able to tie a secure knot can be a matter of safety.
- Knots teach puzzle-solving skills, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. No matter where the future leads them, all these skills will be important.
- Knotting and stitching develop eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills. Developing those elements can even help students have better handwriting.
- This class will allow students to use their brains in new ways. Projects invite creative choices and imagination.
- When we learn to master new skills, we strengthen our confidence in our ability to take on other new challenges. Communication and listening skills, following instructions and patience to create a quality project are other areas of development that this class will help further.
- Learning how to sew on a missing button, fix toys, connect two ropes securely into one longer rope or create gifts will help students have a “can do” attitude in meeting the challenges of everyday life.
- Students will learn to thread a needle, some basic and decorative stitches, how to sew on buttons. Students will even try their hand at making buttons and stamping designs into clay to create stich-able embellishments. We will also learn to tie some basic knots. A final list of projects is still being determined. I'm always finding or creating new projects.
- Projects may include:
- A travel Tic-Tac-Toe Game
- A drawstring treasure bag
- A pumpkin pin cushion
- A tissue holder
- Creature keyrings
- And so much more!
- To apply for enrollment through Pacific Coast Learning Center, click here.
- To explore plans and pricing, click here.
- To contact Rebecca Starbeck, click here.