Kaitlyn Harper – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- “The program has grown tremendously over the years,” said LRHS fine craft studio art class teacher Elizabeth Henry.

Fine craft studio is one of the many art electives LRHS offers. This class teaches Mustangs basic crafting skills and techniques.

Some skills that Mustangs learn in this class include embroidery, fashion design, quilt making, jewelry making, needlepoint, basket weaving, sculpting, and metal stamping.

Henry said, “My favorite part of teaching is being able to see the creativity that the students bring to their projects.”

Mustangs in this class create four to six projects per quarter and spend class time working on these projects.

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So far this year Mustangs have made two projects, a hand sewn felt figure and a quilling picture.

The hand sewn felt figure project allowed Mustangs to create a small stuffed animal of a character, animal, or object of their choice.

This project took three to four weeks to complete and allowed Mustangs to get a basic understanding of hand sewing.

Mustangs are currently working on quilling, which is a type of paper craft. It involves using strips of paper that are rolled and made into shapes to create a larger design.

This project has allowed Mustangs to make 3D images out of paper and create some amazing designs.