Early Bird Session Leader: Steve Davis-Rosenbaum
Discussion: We will explore the history of Berea College and its Craft Program in relation to the Appalachian tradition of “Making.” We will use traditional Appalachian Craft to promote discussions of local history, family stories, and creative processes. A short presentation on Berea College’s Craft Education and Outreach Program will be presented. This will be a working session where participants will be asked to develop a proposal with the central focus of craft education to gain an understanding of our sense of place.
Hands-on workshop: Each participant will also learn about Weaving through Making on an Inkle Loom, Counter Balance Loom, and Cardboard Loom.
Tour: Participants will be given a tour of Berea College Student Crafts. This tour will include stops at wood working, broom making, and weaving studios as well as visits to the Log House Gallery and the Student Crafts on the Square Gallery.