About the Workshop
In this workshop students will be guided through learning a handful of the basic embroidery stitches—when put together, these stitches can create beautiful and complex imagery. Students will be provided with a small piece of fabric, embroidery hoop, and a selection of embroidery thread. At the end of the workshop students will have a finished piece that can be framed as a work of art or sewn onto a piece of clothing like a patch.
Note: due to limited time it will be helpful if students come prepared with some simple design ideas.
About the Instructor
Anna Wallace is a current resident and native of Durham, North Carolina. She holds a B.F.A. in ceramics from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and an M.F.A. in studio art from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Teaching has become an integral part of Anna’s artistic practice. She teaches at UNC-Greensboro and High Point University, and is the lead visual arts instructor at the North Carolina Governor’s School West.
Much of Anna’s work infiltrates, as if the rugs, chairs, and vessels sprouted legs and marched out of the home and into the white box of the gallery. The colors, pattern density, and visual stimulation demand we pay attention. Her practice spans sculpture, installation, and performance. The way Anna handles each process is not dissimilar to the management of a home, bouncing from one thing to the next. Her work demonstrates an infatuation with female labor and the practices of women’s work.
In addition to Anna’s studio art practice, she designs and creates several collections of sustainably produced products. Her pottery collection is made to seamlessly integrate into any existing kitchen, yet has a unique whimsical quality. The garment collection embraces slow fashion. Each item is sewn entirely from locally sourced vintage and remnant textiles—down to the thread.
About the Location
This workshop meets in the Duke Arts Annex: get directions.