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Visiting Artist: Attire + Autobiography = Art with Merill Comeau

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Contemporary Craft

5645 Butler Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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In this workshop we will mine clothing and apply surface design techniques to visually express our stories.

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1-Day Workshop

Saturday, May 16 – 10am-5pm

Description: We wear garments of utility, ritual, and style – evidence of lives lived. In this workshop we will mine clothing and apply surface design techniques to visually express our stories. Questions we may ask: is a shirt an opportunity for a social justice statement, do we express our flair by embellishing a dress, and/or do we highlight relationships by salvaging snippets of worn cloth? Activities will include a slide show of relevant artists’ work, short writing prompts, technique demonstrations, studio time, and opportunities for sharing. Demos will include methods of painting, stenciling, printing, and stitch. We will explore the expressive qualities of mark making with an emphasis on exploration and play. Participants will be free to work in 2-D or 3-D: works may take the form of altered garments, quilting yardage, and/or wall art. All levels welcome, no previous experience necessary.

Tuition: $105 + $5 materials fee

Materials: Students should bring the following:

• Garment: preferably of cotton or silk, no jersey (not stretchy)

• Apron

If you have the following, please bring:

• Fabric scissors

• Straight pins

• Needles of various sizes and thimble

• Embellishments: fabric scraps, thread, embroidery floss, etc.

Location: Contemporary Craft (5645 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201)

Cancellations and Refunds: Workshop cancellations are decided three business days before the start date. If workshops must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class fee will be refunded by check, to your credit card, or Contemporary Craft account for future workshops.

Refund Policy: Student refund requests must be made at least three business days before a class begins. There will be a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given without three-business days notice. Processing of refunds takes approximately three weeks.

If you require accessibility accommodations, please let us know by calling 412.261.7003 and we are happy to assist you.

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