Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
NOW ENROLLING SUMMER WORKSHOPS!
WE ARE APPROVED TO BEGIN CLASSES!
I am happy to announce that the Town of Harwich has reviewed our plan and we have been approved to begin in-person classes again at the Harwich Cultural Center. I’ve made changes for social distancing in the classroom and have new practices in place. Each student will have their own tool pack to use during their lessons and stations are cleaned after every class. I am excited to see your students again!
Add some STEAM to your child's SUMMER!
Summertime is a fun time! It is also an ideal time to add some creative learning opportunities to enhance your child’s development. STEAM, (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) covers the full spectrum of development that will help your child attain success.
STEAM learning with Sewing is lots of FUN! By exploring and learning a new skill your child will add valuable confidence and knowledge that complements classroom time.
Sewing is an ideal STEAM activity.
While creating a sewing project your child will visualize a finished product, plan ahead, and see how the individual steps of the process build to the completed work. These skills are applicable to many things like project management and engineering.
In sewing, your child will measure, cut, and use shapes. These are measurement and geometry skills. These skills also improve spatial awareness and develop eye-hand coordination and fine-motor skills.
There is so much more, but the most important thing is that your child will start with a few separate pieces and will create something tangible from the work of their hands. Children need to try something that is a skill stretch. They need to try new things. And, they need to see that their work has value. Sewing a project and making something they can use will bring a sense of accomplishment that is the most valuable benefit of all!
Stitchology Kids Summer workshops are enrolling now. Class size is limited to 8 students for a safe and fun experience.
WE DID IT TOGETHER!
In true Rosie the Riveter style, sewers across the country came together, dipped into our fabric stashes, and booted up our sewing machines to make fabric face masks. Homemade masks protected so many people across our country and they also freed up the surgical masks for the highest risk individuals and health workers. We are proud that Stitchology and Stitchology students contributed to meed the need.
If you’d like to learn how to sew your own face mask, here is a tutorial to get you started.
Learn more about Stitchology with Dinah Lane at Harwich Channel 18
SEND ME INFO ABOUT UPCOMING KIDS WORKSHOPS AND PROGRAMS!
We are always thinking up new projects and ways to introduce kids to the artful science of sewing! Sign up today to get info on upcoming Stitchology workshops and classes.