CRAFTS & DECOR

In the Crafts and Décor class, students will learn the fundamental areas of crafting techniques through theory and practice of hand-sewing, painting and exploring making crafts with different materials like fabric, felt, foam, yarn, face paint, plastic, ribbon, paper and more.  During the year, students will make a portfolio of crafts that will be presented during the Art Gala.

View the class Welcome Letter here.

All students are expected to participate in daily research and hands on activities. Students will learn the fundamental areas of crafting techniques, through theory and practice of hand-sewing, painting and exploring different materials like fabric, felt, foam, yarn, face paint, plastic and paper. The first quarter students will have a recycle unit to explore and reuse materials we will need some materials that you already have at home. Students are expected to help in all activities that involve the Crafts class. Sometime students will have to stay after school to help to decorate events or to finish incomplete projects. Students are also expected to take notes, keep a journal, have written tests, and present completed projects to the class.

During the auditions, students will be asked to make a craft. The craft must be completed using their best cutting skills and neat gluing. They must show their creativity and follow all the steps to complete the project during the allowed time. 

  • Come to the classroom prepared to craft.
  • Be worthy of trust in all endeavors.
  • You control your path to success – follow the right directions!
  • Actively participate each day.
  • Complete projects on time.

 

  • Respect yourself. Respect others. Respect classroom and materials
  • Treat each other with kindness.
  • Treat your teacher, leaders, administrators, and staff with respect and courtesy.
  • Follow directions.
  • Be fair in all activities.
  • Do not waste materials

 

  • Clean Up
  • Keep your work area clean
  • Put your materials away before the end of the class
  • Help clean the classroom

 

  • Seek assistance when needed.
  • Ask for help – you will be surprised how many people care about you.

 

  1. Take responsibility for your actions – both good and bad.
  2. Be a good citizen. You have a job to do – do it well and you will be rewarded with self-respect and good grades.

 

HALLWAY PASSING TIME

Students have few minutes to change classes. Students may not loiter in the hallways or in the bathroom and must report directly to the Crafts classroom. Students who are late for class will be given a warning by the classroom teacher on the first offense; thereafter the second offense student will be given detention. Students who are chronically late for class will face disciplinary action. Students are not permitted to leave the classroom for any reason, only if they have emergencies or are called from the office to go home.

Hello, I’m Mrs. Santamaria and I love to make crafts!

I cannot remember a time when I wasn’t creating or crafting. I inherited this love for crafts from my talented mother. As a young girl, I spent many hours making all kinds of crafts with recycled materials and designed doll clothing from scraps of fabric found around our house. As I grew older, I literally explored every craft, from flower arranging, hand sewing, foam crafts, sewing, making wreaths, hair bows, centerpieces, embroidery, party decorations and more. 

I love arts & crafts because I enjoy making things with my hands and being creative. This is an important part of my life. This joy can be shared with my students through the objects created across time. I love looking at drawings, paintings, sculptures, and all kinds of crafts. This inspires me to create more and participate in the things I love. I also love seeing my students’ creations. I like to see how they express themselves and share their personality trough their work. 

Contact: asantamaria@sallieb.net; 252-293-4150

Any type of crafts that work with fabric or yarn. Students learn to hand sew different types of fabrics, including felt.

Involves the use of paper to make crafts such as papier-mâché. Also includes papermaking, making large designs with paper and more.
Includes making crafts such as centerpieces, wreaths, mixed media, etc. Students will also learn how to use foam to create decorative pieces.
These crafts encompass all the elements of dressing the human body, from jewelry to hats, hair accessories and more. Students will also learn the basic techniques of face-painting and have numerous opportunities to practice throughout the year.
Most of the crafts studied in this course can be classified as functional crafts, or items that can be worn, used as decorations or serve a purpose in everyday life.

ARTS AND CRAFTS HAS MANY BENEFITS!

THE ANNUAL ART GALA

Each year, our students have an opportunity to showcase their work to the public in the Annual SBH Art Gala. During this event, students explain the process of making each piece of art, what their inspiration was, and the materials and techniques they learned about during the process. The Art Gala is free and open to the public and is our biggest event of the year!

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Making crafts is an expensive hobby! SBHS provides most of the materials and uses recycled materials to help the environment. We encourage parents to help with the cost of the materials by donating $25.00 toward the expense of everyday activities. Contact Mrs. Santamaria for more information: asantamaria@sallieb.net

INSTRUCTOR

Hello, I am Mrs. Santamaria and I love making crafts! I cannot remember a time when I wasn’t creating or crafting. I inherited this love of craft-making from my talented mother. As a young girl, I would spend many hours making all kinds of crafts with recycled materials.

I would design doll clothing from scraps of fabric found around our house. As I grew older, I began exploring numerous crafts such as flower arranging, hand sewing, foam crafts, wreath-making, hair bows, centerpieces, embroidery, party decorations and more.

I love Arts and Crafts because I enjoy making things with my hands and being creative. I share this joy with my students and love seeing their creations and how they express themselves through their work.

Mrs. Santamaria
1004 Herring Ave
Wilson NC 27896
Phone: (252) 293-4150
Email: asantamaria@sallieb.net

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