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Abstract Embroidery

4 Session Daytime Studio Arts Course

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 10:30 Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00LM
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$95 - Member
$115 - Non-Member
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Materials for this program

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By Heather Kerley

Learn to apply the principles of abstract art to making embroidery. Develop a free-flowing approach to embroidery that emphasizes form, color, line, texture, pattern, composition, and process. Use different stitches to create interesting marks, textures, and movement in the work, and explore a variety of materials including different found fabrics, beads, floss, and yarn. Take an entire project from beginning to end, finishing either in the hoop or stretched over a canvas for easy display. Some experience with embroidery or with abstract art making is strongly suggested.

This class will be recorded. Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.

Other Information

  • The instructor is Heather Kerley.
  • 4 sessions, 1.5 hours each
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.

Patron Information

  • All Studio Arts classes require a ticket for each participant so that the instructor can provide individual attention to every student listed on the roster.
  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
  • Unless otherwise noted, registration for online programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program.
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  • Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
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This online program is presented on Zoom.