Our Quilting For A Cause program participants exceeded all expectations in designing and creating a quilt honoring an American hero. The group, ages 9-11, worked diligently on their individual squares, expressing their understanding of the civil rights struggle that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought, utilizing civil disobedience as a weapon stronger than violence.
Our quilt hangs proudly in the East Lyme Youth Center. We are pleased to be able to display the lessons learned through creating art for youth to enjoy throughout the year!
Claudia Mathison has been a great addition to our programming possibilities! She holds degrees in art education and teaches at the Guilford Art Center, with Young Audiences of CT, and at libraries and museums throughout Connecticut. We are pleased to have her at ELYS as a course instructor.
If you are interested in introducing your child to sewing, consider enrolling them in one of our courses. Class meets Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sewing machines and materials are provided. We accept youth aged 8 and older.
Some upcoming classes:
Spring Sewing Sampler- creating a silky spring scarf and a handy draw-string overnight bag! 4-6 p.m. 2/20-3/13 The fee is $75 per section.
Let's Sew a Zoo II- Even if you missed our first animal themed class, join us for more sewn and stuffed animal creations. Design an adorable sock monkey and a menagerie of his friend! Machine, hand sewing, and embroidery techniques will taught. Wednesday evening 4-6 p.m. 3/20-4/10 The fee is $75 per section.