Occurs on Tuesday September 15 2020

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Toronto ON M6K 2B2


× Instructor: Khadija Aziz
September 15 to November 24
Tuesdays 12-2PM

If your textile collection was in a museum 100 years later, what would you want people to learn about you or the society you live in? Create autobiographical textile samples through embroidery techniques and story telling exercises. Through this course you will develop a collection of textile samples that will become your personal accounts of your experiences and knowledge.

With the subject matter being autobiography , participants will engage in storytelling exercises and respond through stitched self-portraits, maps, landscapes, objects, text, or abstract compositions onto fabric.

However, spontaneity is the main focus of this course; expect to incorporate embroidery techniques with found objects, basic shibori techniques with homemade dye, and more!

Participants will learn to use Google Drive features to create a digital sketchbook of their works-in-progress. No previous experience in embroidery or Google Drive is necessary.

Some essential materials we will be using: - Embroidery floss (or sewing thread) - Embroidery needle - Embroidery hoop - White or light-coloured fabrics, and patterned fabrics or textiles to repurpose - Tea/coffee

** Materials will be available for artists enrolled in this course. Please identify in your registration notes if you are in need of some or all of the above items and a kit will be available for pick up at Workman Arts the week before class.**

About the Instructor
Khadija Aziz is a textile artist and educator who makes glitch art using textile-making techniques and collaboration with digital technologies. She graduated from OCAD University’s Material Art & Design program in 2020 with a BFA, and she will be attending Concordia University to pursue a Master’s degree in the Studio Arts, Fibre and Material Practices program this fall. In recognition of her creative practice, Khadija received the 2020 Undergraduate Award for Creative Promise from the Surface Design Association and the Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee Scholarship for Undergraduates in 2019. Khadija has designed and facilitated unique craft workshops for the Textile Museum of Canada, Harbourfront Centre, and the Art Gallery of Mississauga. Khadija’s artwork was most recently exhibited in Toronto and Mississauga in Canada and Fitzroy in Australia.

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