Textiles Spring VAP with Lucia Calderon Arrieta

Textiles Spring VAP with Lucia Calderon Arrieta (1 Day)

Level: Workshop

Price: LAC Members $0.00 / Non-Members $0.00

Class Description

Please join us on Sunday, May 9 from 2-3 pm for an online event with Chicago-based Textiles Artist, Lucia Calderon Arrieta (she/they). This zoom event is FREE to our community and available to ages 13+!

After registration, you will receive a zoom link to the event by May 7. Lucia’s multi-media art practice spans soft sculpture, collage, embroidery, felting, and floral design.

Learn about Lucia’s anti-racist education and art practice as she shares her work with us. During this intimate studio visit, Lucia will discuss her intergenerational relationship to Textile art, trauma, resilience, and how her experience with floral design inspires her artwork.

In honor of Mother’s Day, and the nurturing mentors who guide us, Lucia will demonstrate wet and needle felting techniques to create felted flowers! Participants are encouraged to work along with Lucia during this event. Optional $10 kits include just about everything you will need to get started on your felting project!

The purchase of kits helps us to pay our Virtual Artists a fair stipend for their time and expertise. Kits are available for purchase the week before the event. You can purchase and schedule a pick-up time by contacting the front desk at Lillstreet.

While we are thrilled to offer the Textiles Virtual Artist Program at no cost to our community, we do encourage you to consider making a donation in lieu of an attendance fee. Lucia is raising funds for The Love Fridge, a local mutual-aid-based organization providing free food to anyone who needs it, through their multiple location refrigerators. If you are financially able to, donations can be made at, https://www.thelovefridge.com/

Thank you very much for your consideration of attendance and a donation! We hope to see you on May 9 for this very special event!


**You will need to enter a credit card to register online but you will not be charged for this free workshop. If you do not have access to a credit card or prefer not to enter information, please contact our front desk and our staff can assist you. P: 773-769-4226 E: lillstreet@lillstreet.com**

2-3 pmSunday, May 09, 2021 to Sunday, May 09, 2021Lucia Calderon ArrietaRegister Online

Student Information

$10 kit includes:

- Some red, green, yellow and white wool roving
- 1 felting needle (to attach pieces and finesse details)
- 1, 6”x6” felting mat (styrofoam or other foam works too!)
- 1, 8”x10” sheet of bubble wrap

Participants will also need:

- Scissors
- Towel for messes and drying felt
- A mug of HOT water
- Some gentle dish soap


This interactive online class is presented via Zoom. Please download Zoom (www.zoom.us), and register your email address prior to your first class.

You will be emailed Zoom meeting instructions, including a unique URL and meeting code to join the class at least 1 day before the start of the class. If you do not receive an email from your instructor or registered within 24 hours of the first scheduled class, please contact the front desk ASAP.

Class cancellations can happen if enrollment minimums are not met 2 days prior to the first class. If your class is canceled, you will be contacted via phone or email.