Explore South Asian mirror embroidery techniques and learn to adorn textiles with mirrors. In the first workshop, participants will become familiar with embroidery stitches that are commonly used in mirror embroidery. In the following workshops, participants will learn various South Asian mirror embroidery techniques and learn to incorporate mirrors in decorative surface patterns. This workshop is designed for beginners.
*Priority will be given to Etobicoke residents. If you are outside of these boundaries we will add you to the waitlist and will add you if there is room available.
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 Creative Promise Award from the Surface Design Association in 2020 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. She has been an artist-in-residence at Younger Than Beyonce Gallery and Harbourfront Centre. Khadija’s artwork was most recently exhibited in Toronto and Mississauga in Canada and Fitzroy in Australia.
*During this time of quarantine and physical distancing, we are waiving the Arts Etobicoke membership requirement to participate in Saturday Art Classes. Arts Etobicoke membership not only has its benefits for you as a member, it also supports the organization’s work in the community. Please visit our members page to learn more about membership and to become a member.