Schools across the world are beginning to discover the academic benefits of knitting. Aside from reinforcing basic concepts of mathematics, knitting stimulates both sides of the brain simultaneously and, as a result, enables students to achieve a greater level of concentration when learning. Knitting also improves hand/eye coordination and small motor skills. Programs have been implemented in both the U.S. and Denmark in which students are encouraged to knit during class to improve their ability to retain information.
In 2006, Knitmagic founder Karen Zila Hayes started a new after-school programs division called The Brainwaves School of Creative Arts (click here for more on Brainwaves, click here for more on Karen). Over the last six years Brainwaves programs have been winning rave revues. Some of our past and current schools include:
~The York School
~Bishop Strachan School
Our roster of knitting classes include:
~Intro, Intermediate & Advanced Knitting
~Hand Puppet Theatre
In addition to our knitting classes, the Brainwaves school now offers after-school programs in:
~Intro to Songwriting
(please email us for full course descriptions)
Brainwaves is now booking schools for fall 2012. We offer programs for both junior and high school. We also offer programs for GTA summer camps.
Please call or email for more information.