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Laura Strother - Visual Artist

Summer Camp Revisited: Lanyards, Braids, and Friendship Bracelets (on campus)

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer
Residency, Other, On Campus Program
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted, Special Ed


This workshop is a fun way to make handicrafts from yarn, embroidery thread, lanyard thread, beads, and finishing hooks. Working with thread increases hand/eye coordination, persistence, and the ability to follow instructions, and I can work with different grade levels at the same times. The program starts out with basic knotted style friendship bracelets and moves daily to harder projects to make more intricate designs. Instruction in the various styles depends on the amount of time available and pace of the students in the classroom. All work is started in class with instruction and students can take home projects to finish. This program is very flexible with time and attendance. New students can attend after the first class has started.

Students Will

  • Choose thread and yarn to make their project.
  • Get instruction on how to make various designs and how to place embellishments.
  • Watch demonstrations in class and work on their own projects.
  • Produce a product to take home;materials included..
  • Discuss patterns, and estimate materials needed
  • Follow directions, practice hand-eye coordination
  • understand that this is a cross-cultural, cross-continent craft


Dates: Available Fall 2016 and Spring/ Summer 2017, Mon-Fri
Times: In-school and afterschool classes.
Duration: There is a minimum of 2 hours per campus
School Fee: $125 for two hours, includes all materials for a max of 60 students. Additional students are $3 per student.
Minimum Attendance: 3
Maximum Attendance: 30
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: There are no special classroom requirements.
Other Information:

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: Please contact Laura Strother at 214-632-2882 or at [email protected] to book programs. Please be sure to include your name, school, and site coordinator's name along with a phone number. Please indicate the best way to get in touch with you during the school day.
Deadline: Program MUST be booked at least two weeks before
Cancellation Policy: A Program is considered booked after an email confirmation is received from Laura Strother. Any cancellation must be made two weeks prior to start date or risk paying the full fee of the class. Laura will work with you to reschedule dates based on her availability. Please check your desired dates with the district's master calendar for any possible conflicts or testing dates that might interfere with your program.
After School Policy: A teacher or school representative must remain in the classroom during afterschool program at all times to enforce attendance and/or school policies. Laura Strother is not responsible for signing students out, attendance, or discipline of any kind. Students who fail to show up for one or several dates, run the risk of not completing a project and may not have finished artwork to take home.

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