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*FULL* Adult Studio: Visible Mending

Sunday, July 24, 2022
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$60 workshop (includes all materials); Museum Members receive 10% discount; 2 equity seats offered at $15 for BIPOC Students

Registration deadline: July 18

This 4 hour workshop is focused on learning sustainable (and fashionable) ways to repair well-loved clothes. Students will explore the history of mending and its radical meaning today, while working to create functional, beautiful repair work to their own garments. Together we’ll walk through each step of various techniques including darning and weaving on various types of fabric. This class is most closely aligned with American Perspectives and will focus on “making due” in an act of repair work.

Students are required to bring a garment that needs mending.

Instructor Kimberly English is an artist and educator living and working in Asheville, North Carolina. She earned her BFA in Fibers as a Distinguished Scholar from Savannah College of Art and Design, and her MFA in Studio Art from University of North Carolina subsequently. Kimberly’s practice seeks to recontextualize everyday cloth, exploring themes central to the history of the production of cloth, its labor force, and the local impact of a global economy. Her work has been exhibited widely, most recently through Slouch Gallery, Vox Populi, and the Ackland Museum at UNC Chapel Hill.

Please note:

  • This Adult Studio class is held indoors in the Museum’s John & Robyn Horn Education Center.
  • Two seats for this class will be offered as equity seats at a discounted cost of $15 for BIPOC students.
  • Space is limited to small groups of students.
  • Students follow the Museum’s temporary COVID-19 safety precautions; click here for more information.

Adult Studio

Local and visiting artists help students of all levels and abilities develop skills in media that reflect techniques and themes featured in the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions. Classes are designed for anyone interested in exploring specific media in depth or introduce new media and processes.

Refund policy for Adult Studio: Unless otherwise noted, refunds for ticketed/paid adult programs will be made if a request is submitted in writing at least two weeks before the scheduled program. The full cost of the ticket/registration, minus any credit card or other processing fees, will be issued via check within 30 days following the written request.

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