In this workshop you will learn how to sew and learn the US citizenship test materials with artist Aram Sifuentes. Come enjoy Korean snacks, refreshments and music.
Classes will take place on September 18, December 4, and February 12 from 1:00-3:45PM at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.
Participants can either keep their creations at the end of the workshop or contribute it to the exhibiting samplers. Each of the samplers are on sale for $680 - the cost of applying for citizenship. If sold, the full amount goes to the maker of the sampler.
Throughout the Fall, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will also have on view Aram Sifuentes’ on-going US Citizenship Test Samplers. This project was inspired by samplers that were used in Colonial America (18 to 19th century) to teach students as young as six years old the alphabet and how to sew. Sifuentes has organized workshops with other non-citizens, where participants learn the citizenship test material through the act of sewing the U.S. Citizenship Test Samplers.
The sampler workshops organically have become grassroots round table discussions addressing immigrant rights, labor politics, and everyday concerns of intergenerational and multiethnic people. These roundtables are ephemeral snapshots of the realities of immigrant life in the United States today.