We always say, “you never know what you’re going to find here at the re,” and often it’s just the thing you’re looking for! Like in the case of Lauren Stitchter, local art teacher and leader of the 3D art elective at The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. The school offers both 2D and 3D art classes, and each year the focus of the class is chosen by the students. This year the 3D class decided they wanted to explore fashion design, so Lauren taught skills that might be useful, like dying fabric. Lauren says, “I had seen dye around in stores but always hesitated to buy it because I needed so much for what the students wanted to do.” So naturally Lauren came to us to see what kinds of reclaimed and affordable supplies we might have.
“One day while browsing through The Resource Exchange I happened upon a whole box of a variety of dyes for just a few bucks! I grabbed the whole thing and brought it back to our students.” The class also used recycled shirts from Circle Thrift, so the class was able to create a whole line of dyed clothing to show at their Art and Fashion Show.
Lauren says, “thanks for being such a wonderful support to our school!” And thank you, Lauren, for being a creative and resourceful teacher, and for sharing the work your students were able to make. We look forward to seeing more work from the PA School for the Deaf in the future!