Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Fiber Arts 

Description: Fiber Arts encompasses many disciplines. In this class we'll explore embroidery, felting, weaving, dyeing, beading and batik. This class is appropriate for all levels of experience, from those who have never threaded a needle or created a weaving to those who have already practiced hand stitching or have previous fiber arts experience. We'll spend time laying a foundation, practicing new techniques in class, looking at modern fiber artists for inspiration and designing artworks that will delight and surprise students. Students can anticipate creating wall hangings, needle felted animals, wearable art pieces, ornaments and more. Students will be expected to work on some projects outside of class and to bring them to class each week. Students must be able to use all materials, responsibly. All supplies are included.  


Copy/Supply fee: $60.00 (check written to Stephanie Barr due at Orientation or at the first class attended)


Tuition fee: $400 ($40.00/month for 10 months - August-May or $45/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan) 

Stephanie Barr
B.F.A., Art Education, VCU
Arts in Healthcare, University of Florida

Stephanie graduated from VCU with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Art Education and is certified K-12. She created a homeschool arts program at the Petersburg Area Art League while homeschooling her 3 boys. In 2015, Stephanie left the art league and started Pens, Paper & Paint LLC, a mobile arts education business, serving families throughout the Richmond region. In 2019, she completed a rigorous Arts in Healthcare program at UF and began delivering quality visual arts programming to senior living and dementia care residents in the area. Stephanie has two homeschool graduates (2019, 2021), a 9th grader currently attending Bridge Academy and is an active member of Second Branch. In her spare time, you can find Stephanie in her flower beds, creating mixed media art pieces and enjoying the area's arts and cultural events. 
Classes: Discovering Art (1st-2nd grade), Art Adventurers (3rd-4th), Art Explorers (4th-5th), Cell Phone Photography (6th-8th), Fine Arts & Crafts (7th-12th), Fiber Art (8th-12th), and Watercolor & Gouache
Contact at: penspaperpaint@gmail.com