The art of crochet project
The Art Of Crochet Project uses an art-based approach, crocheting, to help enhance learning, alleviate stress and pain, strengthen mental acuity and focus and assist one on their journey to empowerment. Our focus encompasses from young people to seniors.
Young people engage with math concepts by designing their own crocheted projects, thus blending the art of crochet with traditional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) focused challenges. The STEM approach to education fosters creativity and divergent thinking alongside fundamental disciplines. It motivates and inspires young people to generate new technologies and ideas. With a focus on practice and innovation, students get to learn from inquiry-based assignments.
Seniors have a different set of interest, such as, maintaining mental acuity and focus, coping with pain and experiencing feeling good. Some studies show that counting stitches and following a pattern while crocheting engages both hemispheres of the brain, thus releasing neurotransmitters into the body. Two of the neurotransmitters are serotonin and dopamine, thus one "feels good" and has a higher threshold for pain, thus coping better with pain. This is of interest for those having chemo and experiencing chronic pain. Following pattern strengthens mental acuity and focus which is a factor of interest for those experiencing the onset of dementia. Finally, crocheting is a form of relaxation and relieves stress. Completing a project boots self-esteem and confidence.
The Art Of Crochet Project
Learning how to crochet is easy to do and fun to learn at The Art Of Crochet Project! We teach absolute beginners to advanced crocheters. Call today to book your classes at (702) 473-0796.
DONATION $40 Individual Classes
You'll receive 2 classes with 1 on 1 instruction with our volunteer, Ms. Merri Medley, a skein of yarn, a crochet hook and a booklet of favorite patterns. Each class lasts 90 minutes.
DONATION $50 Mom & Me / Nana & Me Classes
You'll receive 2 classes with 1 on 1 instruction with our volunteer, Ms. Merri Medley, each of you will receive a skein of yarn, a crochet hook and a booklet of the favorite patterns. Each class lasts 120 minutes.
DONATION $25 Specialty Class
You'll receive 1 class with 1 on 1 instruction with our volunteer, Ms. Merri Medley. Typically booked as a refresher class on how to crochet or if you're having pattern issues, blocking concerns, custom fitting or if you're stuck. The class lasts 90 minutes.