This event is virtual and held on Zoom.

Advanced registration required and space is limited. Participants must supply their own materials.

This summer, join the ICA as we host bi-monthly digital workshops with a focus on individual and collective well being. During this time, we want to tune into our own well being through art making, movement, mindfulness, and creating space to connect with others. Workshops will alternate between fostering physical health and tuning into our creative making sides.

Threads of Connection is a wall-sized tapestry installation in the Bank of America Art Lab by local artist Merill Comeau that recognizes the building of community found within the age-old practice of gathering to assemble fabric pieces in quilting bees. In this workshop, Merill asks us to consider the historic symbolism of flowers as a way to visually depict our memories and current emotions.

Materials:

  • A variety of discarded fabric scraps, such as old clothes, linens, or past fiber-based art projects. The artist encourages the use of fabric scraps that hold a personal meaning or memory.
  • One piece of fabric approximately 12 x 12” as a base
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Needles and thread if you wish to hand-sew
  • A work surface that can be protected from glue

Are there access accommodations that would be useful to help you fully participate in this program (e.g. captioning, ASL, post-program transcript)? Let us know at accessibility@icaboston.org

For other questions, please email Interpretive Media and Adult Education Coordinator Sarah Hachey: shachey@icaboston.org.

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