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Friday: 10am-9pm

Drawing with Thread: Embroidery Workshop with artist Samantha Fields

Please note: all programs and events will not be held during the Museum’s closure. Print Page
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 11:00am
Workshops at 11am, 12:15pm, and 2pm.
6 and up
Art Studio

In this workshop we will use embroidery as a drawing tool and participate in a large collaborative embroidery artwork using beads, colorful thread, and fabric. Visitors will be introduced to both traditional embroidery stitches as well as a free form approach demonstrated by the artist.


Samantha FieldsAbout Samantha Fields: Growing up in Brockton, MA, Samantha is drawn to the materials and processes that have historically lived outside of an “Art” context, she strives to make work that can live in and speak to the different worlds of 'high' and 'low.' “I make--slowly--with/through craft.  Making slowly is a personal act of resistance against the fast-paced, multi-tasking, product-driven world in which I find myself.”
As a multimedia artist, Samantha engages with these processes as a survival mechanism, aesthetic, and a conceptual strategy.  Through these modes of making, she is able to explore different social constructs associated with the decorative:  gender, class, professional/hobbyist, and the hierarchical categories of taste and morality. Sam received her MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and her undergraduate degree from Massachusetts College of Art; and is currently adjunct faculty at both institutions.


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