The Ridgefield Library is pleased to have artist and weaver Susan Jackson as our latest Maker-in-Residence. She will teach classes, using rigid heddle looms, for children, teens, and adults as part of her Weaving History with Community initiative.
Each class will combine an age-appropriate history lesson woven into the practical use of a loom. The classes for adults are Monday, September 27 at 1:00 and 7:00. The children’s class is at 4:30 that day. There is also a teen class on Monday, October 4 at 4:30.
Susan Jackson is the owner of Georgetown School of the Arts, Paint, Draw & More! and Masters & Mixers. She lived in California for 12 years where she worked as an exhibit designer, a theatrical scenic designer, and a Walt Disney Imagineer. Upon returning to Connecticut, Susan has been arranging and teaching drawing and art classes throughout Fairfield County. In 1994, Susan opened the Paint, Draw & More! Studio and along with teaching children’s and adult classes, has been running training workshops for teachers to use drawing in the classrooms of public schools.
In 2012 Susan began working with local artists to create Georgetown School of the Arts. Located in an outbuilding behind a historic Greek Revival house, the studio is light and spacious, inspiring creativity for all. Susan's art form is weaving and she has been offering weaving classes since 2011 in this beautiful space.
ALL patrons must wear masks that cover nose and mouth at all times while in the Library, regardless of vaccination status, per the Town of Ridgefield. Masks must conform to current CDC recommendations.
Please register at ridgefieldlibrary.org for this program or call 203-438-2282.