meet our volunteers: The Griffin School

photo courtesy of The Griffin School

Part three of “meet our volunteers,” a series highlighting the Austin community crafters who are making A Knitted Wonderland happen.

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This semester, Magda has been an adjunct teacher at The Griffin School, a private Austin-area high school. Every Wednesday, she meets with a class of teenagers to teach the art and craft of knitting and hang out with some cool kids along the way. The group of 13 students is contributing to a total of 4 trees for the Blanton project. When they’re not knitting, they’re doing other fun stuff: for example, Ceci is teaching Magda to play eukalale.

For more photos, visit the Griffin School’s flickr page.

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A Knitted Wonderland will be on exhibit March 5-18, 2011, in the Blanton’s Faulkner Plaza. The project is in collaboration with UT’s Blanton Museum of Art, coinciding with their latest exhibit Recovering Beauty and UT’s annual open house, Explore UT. Come out to see the installation and hear Magda Sayeg, founder of Knitta, speak on Saturday, March 5th.

In the meantime, visit the project’s Facebook page and read about it over here at the Statesman.

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