Seventh grade handwork class teaches students the art of felting wool, include the wet-felting and needling felting techniques. As a final project, students create a pair of slippers, utilizing the skills associated with carding, layering, and felting wool.
Students create a hand-made marionette puppet for a puppet play. Past presentations include “The Emperor’s New Suit,” a sensation in the local neighborhood that was eventually taken “on the road” to SIBSPlace in Hewlett, NY.
The major task of the seventh grade woodworking class is to make a mallet from roughly-split sections of green hickory or sycamore logs. After completing their mallets, students use them on bowls carved from blocks of green cherry from Glen Brook or, in some cases, kiln-dried poplar.