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Saturday, April 3, 2021 | 3-5pm EST on Zoom
Workshop: How To Pattern with Vivien Wise
Presented as part of Please Save Our Earth! : How to Wear Out Climate Change

Workshop: How To Pattern with Vivien Wise

Presented as part of Please Save Our Earth! : How to Wear Out Climate Change
Organized by Black Box Curatorial Fellow Sarah Kim

Saturday, April 3, 2021 | 3-5pm EST on Zoom
Free to Attend | RSVP Required | Maximum of 15 Participants
POC to the Front | Philly-Area Participants Only
NOTE: Participants Must Be Based In or Near Philadelphia to Retrieve Fabric Kit by Friday, April 2, 2021
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About the Workshop

Learn to draft a simple boxy shirt pattern to your measurements. In this 2 hour workshop over Zoom, participants will learn how to take their measurements, cut out patterns to fit, and use basic sewing techniques to construct a shirt. Easy additions and alterations to garments will also be discussed. A sewing machine is recommended but not necessary.

Fabric will be provided to workshop attendees for pickup.
POC participants prioritized.

This Zoom workshop will have a 15 person capacity, so please pre-register. There will be a recording of the workshop available for those who cannot attend. This workshop will be for Philadelphia residents only; kits will be available for pick-up for registered participants at Vox Populi Gallery.


Fabric Kits are available for pick-up from Vox Populi for any participant who needs fabric to work with, or participants can work with their own fabrics.

All Participants Should Plan to Provide Their Own:
● Measuring tape
● 2 yards of fabric
● Fabric marking tool (colored pencils work great)
● Scissors
● Pins
● Sewing machine or hand-sewing needle
● Thread

● ~50”x40” paper for drawing the pattern (the pattern can be drawn directly on the fabric as well. Wrapping paper works well, or old newspapers taped together)
● Pinking shears
● 24-36” ruler

About the Instructor

Vivien Wise received an MFA in Fibers and Material Studies from the Tyler School of Art in 2020, and a BFA in Fibers from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014. Originally from Chicago, she is an avid quilter, bicyclist, and lover of breakfast. In her art practice, she centers materiality, community, and environment. Vivien has taught workshops at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Icebox Project Space, Tyler School of Art, and Baltimore County Community College, among others.
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This program is supported in part by the Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant.

Patterning with Vivien Wise
April 3, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
April 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm