A Tour Of Sue’s Art Room At Bishop Gibbons

Jon and I visited Sue Silverstein at Bishop Gibbons today.  I brought two more sewing machines that were donated by Dee and Judy along with fabric from Aldona.

Thank you to everyone who donated fabric and sewing machines.

We have so much fabric we’ll be able to make the lap quilt for the nursing home and maybe even costumes for some of the plays the school puts on every year and things we haven’t even thought of yet.

Now, as Sue explains in the video, she is collecting old silverware and other metal pieces like bells that would be good for making Found Object windchimes.  She’s also looking for broken ceramic tiles to make mosaics.

So if any of you have some windchime or mosaic materials, you can send them to Sue Silverstein at:

Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School
2600 Albany Street
Schenectady NY 12304

You can also email Sue at [email protected]

6 thoughts on “A Tour Of Sue’s Art Room At Bishop Gibbons

  1. What a wonderful place for everyone to explore their creative side with so many different mediums! I loved the art dept. at my high school (St. Catherine’s) . It was a safe exciting place to explore with teachers like Sue who really cared about each student! I still use techniques I learned 45 years ago. I’m so happy you will be teaching sewing and quilting. It will be a sweet experience for everyone!

    1. Ah, you get it on more than one level then Josie, as student and teacher. I do think it will be good for so many of the students. 🙂

  2. Have you given any thought to patterns for sewing classes? There are many free to low cost PDF patterns out in the world. ellieandmac.com has a variety of free patterns, tutorials, blogs and videos on YouTube along with a Facebook group.

    1. I did let the students know that I could teach them to use a pattern if they want. And now that we have so much fabric we can actually do that. Thaks for the link to the free patterns!

  3. Thank you for the lovely tour, Maria. I loved hearing Sue describe ALL the possibilities for her students to learn, create, bond and grow. I want to be there too!
    The seeds that you and Jon have planted will be a beautiful garden that will grow for many years !

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