Special Event for Educators: ‘The Making Child’ with Elizabeth des Roches


Lion Brand Yarn Studio
is pleased to be working with the Institute for Therapeutic Craft and Creativity to bring Elizabeth des Roches to the Studio for an evening talk on Tuesday May 8 and workshop on Wednesday May 9 focused on “The Making Child.”

During the workshop, you’ll discover how a child’s brain grows, practice simple fiber crafts (knitting, finger-knitting, lucet, felting, spinning) which you can use to help children prepare for (or improve) academics, build self-confidence & flexible thinking as well as explore the role FLOW can play in our teaching spaces & their daily lives. The free talk on Tuesday evening will be an interactive overview of the concepts in the workshop.

Elizabeth’s Approach:

“We can design environments & lessons which give children a starting point and the tools they need to get to where they want to go… we just need to be their guides, go along with them and lend a helping hand when they need it.”

Elizabeth provides educators with a unique framework that can be used to create flexible, customized curricula to meet the needs of students and standards. It provides the skills and tools to recognize each child’s natural learning style and developmental readiness for academics, to know what to teach and when, and how it can be accomplished more effectively, enjoyably, meaningfully, and in much less time.

Children are enabled to deeply understand their lessons, deal with sensory issues, progress at their own pace, explore their natural sensibilities, and develop greater confidence and self-esteem as a result. Such resonance sets the tone for further academic advancement – now and throughout life.

Combining Neuroscience with Pedagogy and Handcrafts

Elizabeth’s foundational method weaves state-of-the art pedagogical techniques and current neuroscientific findings with timeless artistic handcraft practices that result in a modern curriculum very well suited to today’s children. She has been a homeschooler and global teacher for decades. In 2010, she founded Handwork Homeschool, a training resource for professional teachers – including public, private, and homeschooling parents. Handwork Homeschool offers workshops, hands-on project tutorials, private coaching services, and custom curriculum design. Thousands have taken her courses and participated in her workshops.

to join us Tuesday May 8 for a free interactive talk where Elizabeth will share an overview of her methods.

Click here to  for her Wednesday May 9 Master Class that will dive deeper into her techniques.

2 Responses

  1. Gigi
    Gigi
    May 3, 2018 at 1:55 pm |

    I noticed crochet is not mentioned as one of the crafts listed to help children. I always see that crochet always takes a back seat to knitting. I’m a crocheted and know there are a lot of benefits to this craft, besides being fun.

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