Storytelling Fabric Art Workshop Series

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Storytelling Fabric Art Workshop Series

Join us for a Bi-weekly Fabric Art class. We will be working on a group public art exhibit that will be telling stories through fabric art.

By Village Square Leisure Centre- Hubs Initiative

When and where

Date and time

Thu, Jan 19, 2023 6:00 PM - Thu, May 25, 2023 7:30 PM MST


Village Square Leisure Centre 2623 56 Street Northeast Calgary, AB T1Y 5J1 Canada

About this event

Join us for a Bi-weekly Fabric Art class. We will be working on a group public art project that will be telling stories through fabric art.

Village Square will be working with local artist, Stephanie Banszky, on a project based around storytelling, connection, identity and intersectional feminism through fabric. Come learn the rich historical role fabric has taken in storytelling, activism, and sharing the voices of marginalized groups. Contribute your story and share your voice through fibre art.

Bi-Weekly Fabric Circles will begin January 2023 - May 2023, Thursday evenings from 6-7:30pm at Village Square. This group will work on a large scale art project around storytelling, connection, itentity and intersectional feminism.

This group will collaborate together these themes to create a public art project that will be showcased in Calgary. Participants will be planning together how the piece will look, working on their individual components and then installing together!

This project will be influenced and guided by the community and we welcome folks of all skill levels and backgrounds to participate. You may come as an absolute beginner or as someone who has worked with fabric art or public art before. We will meet you where you are at in your skill level and journey to ensure that you learn new skills and are able to contribute to the nest of your ability to this project.

Volunteer opportunities are also available and we welcome folks who are skilled in fiber arts or want to gain more community based/facilitation experience.

Final fibre pieces will be showcased through 2023 and 2024.

Bi-Weekly Fabric Art Circle

Thursdays from 6:00-7:30

8 Week series (Jan 19, Feb 2, 16, Mar 2, 16, 30, April 13, 27, May 11, 25)

Class will run every second Thursday but participants are encouraged work on their pieces from home in the meantime. Participants can sign up for as much or as little responsibility as they can manage during this time.

This workshop group series is Free and supplies will be provided. Ideally participants are committing to the 8 week series and public art showcase, even if they work on their part of the project from home.

Please Register on Eventbrite or email Jenna Pothier ( )so we have enough supplies.

Message us here or email for additional information.

This group is for folks 14+ (14-100 years old). Folks under 18 will need to receive parental permission so you will need to email for the waiver to bring to your first class. While childcare is not provided, children are welcome to come with their parents or older siblings. If a parent/guardian is not present with the small human, (example: accompanying an older sibling) then we will need waivers before hand for them as well. If you plan on bringing a child with you, please let us know and the age of this child.

*Fabric Art supply donations may also be dropped off at Village Square for Jenna Pothier.

This project is supported by: Calgary Community Hubs Initiative, Trico Changemakers Studio from Mount Royal University and Calgary Arts Development.

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