on the Peristyle (weather permitting)
$25 / $20 for ArtMembers

Join us at this month’s adult workshop, where we’ll create felted jewelry with CAA student, Lucia Calderon. Felting is an age old craft where wool is transformed into felt using needles and repetitive movement. We’ll combine small felted shapes with beads to create necklaces, bracelets, or drop earrings. All experience levels are welcome and participants are welcome to experiment and create multiple pieces. Cost includes instruction time, all materials including jewelry clasps, and light refreshments.

Lucia Calderon is an artist who uses textiles, painting, and drawing to explore questions in relationship to her Peruvian-American heritage. She uses vibrant palettes of Andean textiles to stitch and draw layers of self-portraits. Drawing is a quick, instinctive way to record information, while hand-sewing is a laborious and repetitive process. The sewing process gives her time for self-reflection while also distancing the act of self-portraiture from the body its meant to represent. Lucia holds a BFA with an emphasis on Mixed Media and Printmaking, and is an MFA candidate in the Fiber Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art.