Ongoing: Saturday Workshop Series with Cat Chiu Phillips – FREE
San Diego-based artist Cat Chiu Phillips used a variety of sewing and weaving techniques, including the use of plarn (yarn made from discarded plastic bags) to crochet large, abstract patterns to draw attention to the pollution created by plastic. Join Cat in this series of free, hands-on artmaking workshops, culminating in a community exhibition and installation at Westfield Horton Plaza.
I. Fundamentals of Sewing Machine with Retro Objects
Cassette Tape Wallets: July 9 and November 12 (10-12 pm) Learn the basics of how to use a sewing machine then upcycle a cassette tape for daily use. Transform an old cassette tape to a wallet, coin purse, or business card holder.
VHS Tapes Clutch: August 13 and October 8 (10-12 pm) Introduction to basic sewing machine usage then transform a VHS tape to a clutch handbag.
This series is sponsored, in part, by an Artists Activating Communities grant from the California Arts Council