Date - Wednesday, August 25, 2021
4:30 pm-6:00 pm
Online Workshop: Stitching Pictures with Christina Kingsbury
Wednesday, August 25 | 4:30 – 6:00 pm
For participants of all ages (child 4+ with caregiver)
$10 | Online (Zoom)
Following the tradition of passing down textiles as heirlooms from generation to generation, this hands-on virtual workshop invites families with participants of all ages to collaborate on a memorable embroidery project. Textile artist Anna Torma describes being inspired by the imaginative drawings created by her young children and incorporating those motifs into her artworks. This workshop explores similar collaborative approaches to making between kids and caregivers (or friends and family). Turn a child’s favourite drawing into a keepsake embroidery project using simple stitches. This workshop is best suited for a pair of participants – adult and child – working together to complete the project. Great for kids 4+ with an adult, whether beginners with no experience or avid sewers looking for creative play. Supplies are simple materials that can be found easily around home or in craft or discount stores. Registration is required as space is limited.
Christina Kingsbury’s multidisciplinary art practice is inspired by quilting and explores themes of place, ecology and care. Her work takes the form of performance, installation, sculpture and social practice. Christina collaborates regularly with poets, ecologists, artists, choreographers and the public to create relational works that offer a quiet and radical challenge to the commodification of life. Her solo and collaborative work has been shown as public interventions, in curated exhibitions including Cambridge Galleries, the Gladstone Grow Op, Art Gallery of Guelph’s Boarding House Gallery and at events including Kazoo Fest and ALT/Futures: Eco_Hack. Christina is also an experienced educator and community facilitator.