Free Hands-on Creative Workshop

June 28, 2024

Wet Felting Microfibers with Emily Chudnovsky 

Friday June 28, 1 – 4 PM 

Art Gallery of Burlington

Pre-registration required (below)

Limited space

Join textile-based artist Emily Chudnovsky for a hands-on workshop with a discussion on re-use and re-invention of litter and scrap material. Participants will be guided through the process of retrieving materials from old clothing, plastic leftovers and natural fibers to create wet-felted designs. These repurposed designs can then be used as your very own art piece, wall decorations or even patches for your clothes. We will spend some time discussing the possibilities for this approach of making arts and crafts.

Emily Chudnovsky holds a Master of Fine art from the Glasgow School of Art and an Undergraduate combined Honours degree from the University of Kings College in Contemporary Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies. Her site-specific research has taken place in Scotland, California, Yukon and Ontario. Her artistic practice consists of collecting organic remnants and synthetic decay in order to draw out new iterations, connections and regenerations through sculpture-based installations. Her carefully considered use of discarded materials in her immediate environment calls into question our human-made demarcations of nature and waste. In 2023, Chudnovsky installed a public floating installation in Lake Ontario in collaboration with PortsToronto and The University of Toronto Trash Team. She is currently living and making art in Toronto, Canada.

For more information, please contact Sue at BurlingtonGreen or call 905 975 5563.

Covid safety note: masks welcome. Please follow Halton Public Health guidance on Covid symptoms or exposure and the Art Gallery of Burlington’s COVID-19 Updates & Visitor Guidelines.

This all-ages event is part of BG’s Green Connections with Older Adults program, which is supported by the Halton Region Community Investment Fund.