Posts Tagged: Lillstreet Textile Department

Spring Session II Open Studio Schedule

5/12/17: Insert gif of me eating my hat. Sorry, Thursday night First Time Sewing- I didn’t mean to forget you! 5/10/17: OKAY, LAST CHANGE, I SWEAR. No open studio in the sewing room on Friday night’s ’cause we’re makin’ bras, baby. And Frame Loom Weaving is now from 2-5pm on Sunday afternoons in the Print… Read more »

{She Crew} T’s: Foxes Against Facism

{She Crew} is an organization that offers free artistic empowerment programs to girls and trans-spectrum youth in the city of Chicago. Working out of the Jane Addams Hull House, their students learn to cook meals as a group, experiment with theater and improv to build confidence and work in journals to help them develop their… Read more »

Inspiring Independents

We’re moving into the second half of winter term here in the Textile department at Lillstreet, which means that round two of class sessions begin today.  Are you feeling antsy after a grey filled January, ready to get out of the house and stretch your creative wings?   The Independent Projects course is just the… Read more »

Improvisational Quilting

*** Improvisational quilting? What is that? It’s more expressive way of piecing. It is an intuitive and playful process, more like painting or making collage than traditional, block-based, precise methods of making patchwork. The improvisational method involves cutting with scissors and/or rotary cutter, but not always with a ruler. Sometimes improvisational patchwork has a wonky… Read more »

Trace/Memory exhibition, Durango Colorado

I was invited as an artist-in-residence by the Fort Lewis College in Colorado.  I gave a lecture and critique for the students.  Here are some pictures of the invitational solo exhibition at the For Lewis College Art Gallery.  Total 13 pieces are shown.  (Oct. 6-Nov. 4, 2016) Materials are silk fabric, Japanese rice paper, hand… Read more »

AiR Slide Talk: Tonight!

JOIN US for an evening as we meet these talented emerging artists and welcome them into our community. Our resident artists devote a year to strengthening their practice by learning, working and teaching under one roof. Come hear more about their ‘road’ to Lillstreet Art Center and their plans for what lies ahead. WHERE &… Read more »

Air Travel by Rachel Davis – October Rooftop Flag Space

Air Travel, currently on display on Lillstreet’s rooftop flag space, is an installation of flags that celebrate wind-dispersed seeds, insects and pollen. These flags were created at Lillstreet by Rachel Davis, an artist and monitor in the textile department. The flags include drawings of Monarch butterflies; lightning bugs; dragonflies; maple, milkweed, and dandelion seeds; and various pollens,… Read more »

The Heat is On!

We can feel it wafting up from the streets and it certainly is emanating from the textile print studio here at Lillstreet, yowza!  Students are creating smoking hot designs as they fan the sparks of their bounty of ideas.  With just a few sessions left in this Summer half term, I’m eager to see what happens… Read more »

Spring Pattern Play

Hello and Happy Spring!  It’s exciting to see the fresh and vibrant green of tender new blades of grass beginning to blanket the yards on the sunny side of the street.  Crocus open themselves in purples, yellows and whites, while shoots of daffodils, tulips and hyanciths boldy hint at their beauty to come. Come add… Read more »