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Knitmaven and Author Visits Art Classes
Lisa Kartus, author of Knit Fix, visited our campus October 4-7. This internationally renowned author and knitter graciously donated materials as well as her time and expertise to Beth Woodallâ€™s art classes. She spent each day teaching students and staff members the â€œgentle art of knitting.â€
Mrs. Kartus visited Sun Valley High four years ago, and Beth Woodall, art teacher, was thrilled to have her return: â€œMrs. Kartus was incredible! She generously donated her experience to us! Her knitting book was on the New York Times Bestseller list, and people from all over come to her classes. She was warm, kind, and very funny! We were really lucky to have such a wonderful visiting artist.â€
Students were very appreciative and enjoyed learning a new craft. Several students shared that knitting was fun and relaxing at the same time. According to Erika Chester, â€œPeople are surprised when I pull out my knitting and start working on it during class. Itâ€™s not just for old people. Itâ€™s really cool!â€ Mrs. Kartus knitted with the students and was able to take time to work with each student individually. Students accepted the challenge and were pleased with their results. Sajel Massey stated, â€œKnitting makes me feel like I can conquer something difficult. At first it was really hard, but when you practice, you are proud of your finished piece.â€ These students were fortunate to have been part of such an exceptional and worthwhile experience.
Written by: Carrie Mabry
Posted: Oct 26, 2011 by Carrie Mabry