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Workshop | Wearable Art with Upcycled Fabric

May 20, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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In this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn to make wearable art by upcycling 1-2 items of clothing. We’ll use fabric paint, hand embroidery techniques and traditional design transfer methods. Attendees may apply one of Melanie Oliva’s original designs or create their own!

ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED (except clothing): pencils, carbon transfer paper, fabric markers, sketch paper, tracing paper, paint brushes, fabric paint, palettes, paper towels, water containers, palette knives, cardboard backing, embroidery needles, embroidery floss, embroidery hoops, scissors

ATTENDEES MUST BRING 2 ITEMS OF CLOTHING. Denim is best. Smooth cotton or jersey knit will also work, with little to no texture.


Teaching Artist: Melanie Oliva

Melanie is a professional artist who has been teaching art for the past five years. She’s taught children and teens with MOCA North Miami, children with The Bass Museum (S.T.E.A.M.), children and teens with Broward County Libraries, children and teens with ProjectArt and adults the City of North Miami. During COVID lockdown Melanie also conducted over 100 virtual workshops, classes and private lessons with children, teens and adults.

Previously an award-winning Creative Director in Chicago, Melanie Oliva uses her honed aesthetic and conceptual skills to advocate for Earth and her inhabitants – through collaborative paintings, activism and group art activations. While originally from Nashville, Melanie and her husband have also lived in Amsterdam, Chicago and now Miami. Melanie founded artist collectives Inspiration Pollination and The Artful Activist and co-organized a nationwide Artist March. She was a 2018-2019 Resident with ProjectArt and has also taught art with the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, the City of North Miami and The Bass Museum. Melanie’s work has been featured in a solo exhibit at The Frank Gallery in Pembroke Pines, FL and has also been accepted into History Miami Museum’s archived collection.

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May 20, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Arts Warehouse
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Arts Warehouse
313 Northeast 3rd Street, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Delray Beach, FL 33444 US
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