Barbara Cade

Barbara Cade

Central Region
Hot Springs, Arkansas
501- 262-4065
[email protected]

In the classroom, Barbara designs projects that allow the student to make decisions, improvise, take risks and use his or her imagination. Barbara emphasizes the importance of education as she shows by example the many skills needed to make art. Each project is geared to the grade level involved and to a school subject. Examples of projects are: woven pillows, woven figures, hand-made felt designs, and prints. If it is appropriate, Barbara likes to help students work on a group project that will be permanently displayed at the school or site. Examples of group projects include the creation of a rain forest tapestry in which different classes make felted leaves, animal faces, tree trunks, vines, snakes, butterflies, and flowers. Another group project for math classes results in a colorful, large-scale quilt for the school. Available to conduct teacher workshops.

Participated in the webinar:" Building Communities Through Drama" on October 1, 2013.


Barbara Cade is a nationally known artist who creates one-of-a-kind tapestries and hand-felted sculptures especially for architectural interiors. Her work is nature-inspired. Over the years, she has taught herself weaving, felting, stitchery, other fabric constructions and hand-made paper techniques. She has taken classes in glassblowing and pottery. With her love of other cultures, she has studied Spanish, African-American history and Native American history. She has a B.A. in German from the University of Illinois and M.A. in German from the University of Washington, and has been listed on the Arkansas AIE artist roster since 1986.

AIE Program

Preferred Age Level: All ages
Geographic Availability: Statewide
Time Availability: Open
Special Needs: Warm water (coffee urn will work); flat tables or desks