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Olive's Workshops

Text, Texture, Textiles

Regular price $65.00
Regular price Sale price $65.00

Text, Texture, Textiles

Instructor: M Kobe

Day & Date: Friday, August 16

Time: 12:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuition: $65.00

Ages: Adults (18 and up)

All levels are welcome. No experience required.

Students Please Bring:

  • A sample of your own writing (preferably handwritten). Examples include:
    • Letters, post-it notes, grocery lists, poetry, diary entries or journal notes.
  • Note taking materials.
  • (Optional) your own non-stretchy, preferably cotton fabrics.
  • (Optional) A snack and/or water bottle. Filtered water is available in the classroom.

The words text, texture, and textile all have the same Latin root, texo, which means to weave or construct. Using our own writing (diary entries, letters, post-it notes, etc.), we will take our written word and transform it into beautifully embroidered records of our lives. We will learn different ways to embroider text and some mark-making techniques that mimic writing. We will use 6-inch embroidery hoops and colorful embroidery floss. Fabric will be provided, but you may bring your own (non-stretchy, preferably cotton fabrics).

Instructor provided materials are included with an estimated $20 FEE PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. Material fees may change depending on the number of participants and price of materials at the workshop. *Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees. 

* Workshops are subject to low enrollment cancellation if the minimum number of students is not reached. You can call Olive’s Porch to check current enrollment for any of the workshops you’re interested in*

About Instructor: M. Kobe is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They earned an MFA in Painting from Boston University, a BFA in Painting, and a BA in Art History from Louisiana State University. Kobe is a storyteller and multi-disciplinary artist working primarily with textiles, natural materials, and lucky objects. Drawing upon her experiences growing up in the American South, her work contends with the religious mythologies of her upbringing, superstition, notions of home, and cultural inheritance. Kobe is currently an Artist in Residence at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and was recently a resident at Azule. They participated in several group exhibitions, including Into the Thicket at Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York, NY, and Homologous Structures at The University of Wisconsin Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery. She has an upcoming solo exhibition at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA. Kobe was the grand prize recipient of the 2023 Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Career Entry Award, the BU Women’s Council Scholarship, the Constantin Alajalov Visual Art Scholarship, and the Michael Crespo Memorial Scholarship.