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The Language of Textiles

3 Session Daytime Studio Arts Course

Monday, February 27, 2023 - 10:30 a.m.to Monday, March 13, 2023 - 1:30 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Monday, February 27, 2023 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00QB
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$175
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$195
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Materials for this program

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By Kate Lewis

From high fashion to traditional folk art, textiles have a language of their own that tells the story of who created them. Experimentation and innovation are emphasized as students learn how to express their own designer’s voice through textile designs. They are guided by Kate Lewis whose manipulated and embroidered designs have been featured on the runways and in the collections of the best fashion houses of New York, London, and Paris. 

Topics covered include translating a concept into a creation (along with risk taking) and exploring and subverting traditional techniques—such as pleating, hand and machine stitching, and applique—to create forms and embellishments from a unique perspective. The class is designed for those with previous experience working with textiles, including quilters, embroiderers, and mixed-media and garment makers and designers. Bring your favorite textile pieces or their images to the first class.

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

Other Information

  • The instructor is Kate Lewis.
  • 3 sessions, 3 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.
  • Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org.
  • 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.
  • View Common FAQs about our online programs presented on Zoom.
This online program is presented on Zoom.