The REAL Program, Inc.

Payne Family Literacy House
17 Atlantic Street
Lynn, MA 01902


Director: Jan Plourde

978-993-4425

jan@therealprogram.org

 

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The REAL

Sewing Circle

2014

The Lynn Cultural Council funded The REAL Sewing Circle. The program was designed as an integrated approach to personal development and community-engagement.

 

The classes incorporated children’s picture books that focused on sewing and developing relationships with mentors. Children and their caregivers were taught basic hand sewing skills by Fiber Artist Susan Handler. The skills can be used in their everyday life, as well as in creating fiber art. Students displayed their projects in the Sewing Showcase.


2015

The Lynn Cultural Council funded Sewing REAL Puppets. The art program was inspired by the book Where the Wild Things Are. This book is a psychological parable about a child dealing with challenges of being in a world run by adults, learning that his anger can be safely expressed and conquered. The project provided opportunities for participants to process this together through art making and performance.

 

The REAL Sewing Circle was designed as an integrated approach to personal development and community-engagement. The classes incorporated children’s picture books that focused on sewing and developing relationships with mentors. Children and their caregivers were taught basic hand sewing skills by Fiber Artist Susan Handler. The skills can be used in their everyday life, as well as in creating fiber art. Students displayed their projects in the Sewing Showcase. 

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lynn Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.