South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

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Cecilia Ho

SCAD ID - #161

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Certified Teaching Artist

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Greenville SC

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  • Visual Art
  • Design

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Geographical Availability

  • Upstate
  • Midlands
  • PeeDee
  • Low Country


Cecilia Ho of Greenville, SC, was born into a family of designers in Hong Kong. She is a self-taught fiber artist who has been experimenting & creating all kinds of 2D & 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 & group felting workshops to all age group in multiple local, regional and national organizations & schools. She has held felting demonstrations at museum, gallery & festival ie Artisphere, across the US and Canada. Cecilia has taken part in multiple juried art exhibitions ie Spartanburg Art Museum "Unnatural History" Dec 2017 - Mar 2018, Flat Out Under Pressure with MAC Committed Award in Jun 2018, & fashion shows like CONTEXTILE in 2016 & Couture for a Cause Recycled Runway charity events in 2017 & 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 & Language Arts. Through SmartARTS, Cecilia has run Arts classes up to 300 elementary students (k4-5th) or 200 middle students (6th - 8th & adaptive) at each unit. All units are based on the SC standards : Color, shapes & Line (K4) ; Wassily Kandinsky Circles (K5 & Adaptive) ;Animal Finger puppet (1st) ; Tall Tale Character & Felt Factory (2nd) ; Civil War Underground Railroad Quilt (3rd) ; Landscape (Westward Expansion & Grant Wood) (4th) ; World War 2 Badge & Georgia O'Keeffe Flower Abstract (5th) ; Heather Brown (6th) ; Vincent Van Gogh (7th) ; & Pablo Picasso cubism portrait (8th). Cecilia always opens to new ideas & creates new project plans based on the teacher's teaching plan & subjects. Other collaboration like art event at school & art club, Cecilia designs and prepares creative felting hands-on activities based on time, age group, budget, individual or community projects. Demonstration & presentations covering fiber arts integration to teachers & 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 & packages all-inclusive felting Do-it-yourself kits for beginners. Cecilia runs private & group felting workshops weekly at various art centers & communities throughout SC, NC & GA. Cecilia also creates customized teaching plan & prepares workshop materials supplies based on the designed project.

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