INDIVIDUAL - SCAD ID - #161
SCAC Verified Teaching Artist
Cecilia Ho of Greenville was born into a family of designers in Hong Kong. She is a self-taught fiber artist who has been experimenting and creating all kinds of 2D and 3D felt creations with Wool. During her last residence in Nova Scotia, Canada (2006), the local sheep farms influenced her passion and direction into felting and fiber arts. Since her 2013 relocation to the Upstate SC, Cecilia has been teaching private and group felting workshops to all age group in multiple local, regional and national organizations and schools. She has held felting demonstrations at museum, gallery and festival i.e. Artisphere, across the US and Canada. Cecilia has taken part in multiple juried art exhibitions i.e. Spartanburg Art Museum “Unnatural History” Dec 2017 – Mar 2018, Flat Out Under Pressure with MAC Committed Award in Jun 2018, and fashion shows like CONTEXTILE in 2016 & Couture for a Cause Recycled Runway charity events in 2017 and 2018. Since 2018, Cecilia has concentrated to offer fiber arts integration workshops at schools through SmartARTS as a teaching-artist. Cecilia also runs STEAM projects & presentations with art communities where both students & teachers have an opportunity to explore Felting Fiber Art while learning academic subjects related to Science, Social Studies, Mathematics and Language Arts. Through SmartARTS, Cecilia has run Arts classes up to 300 elementary students (k4-5th) or 200 middle students (6th – 8th and adaptive) at each unit. All units are based on the SC standards : Color, shapes and Line (K4) ; Wassily Kandinsky Circles (K5 & Adaptive) ;Animal Finger puppet (1st) ; Tall Tale Character and Felt Factory (2nd) ; Civil War Underground Railroad Quilt (3rd) ; Landscape (Westward Expansion and Grant Wood) (4th) ; World War 2 Badge and Georgia O’Keeffe Flower Abstract (5th) ; Heather Brown (6th) ; Vincent Van Gogh (7th) ; and Pablo Picasso cubism portrait (8th). Cecilia always opens to new ideas and creates new project plans based on the teacher’s teaching plan and subjects. Other collaboration like art event at school and art club, Cecilia designs and prepares creative felting hands-on activities based on time, age group, budget, individual or community projects. Demonstration and presentations covering fiber arts integration to teachers and parents are also conducted through SCAEA conference & Greenville Center for Creative Arts. Cecilia loves WOOL because she can “Felt lt. Love lt. Treasure lt.” FELTasticFashion is the business created in 2011 which Cecilia designs and packages all-inclusive felting Do-it-yourself kits for beginners. Cecilia runs private and group felting workshops weekly at various art centers and communities throughout SC, NC and GA. Cecilia also creates customized teaching plan & prepares workshop materials supplies based on the designed project.