Workshop Type: Soft Sculpture
Instructor: Alexander Hernandez
Experience Level: No experience required, age 12 to adult
Total spots available: 18
Fee: $15.00 Members, $25.00 Non-members (Fee includes admission to the museum)
Alexander Hernandez is a textile artist whose work explores gender expectations, immigration and cultural assimilation through patchwork, quilting, applique and soft sculpture. As a Queer immigrant, Hernandez is constantly navigating throughout multiple communities. Growing up he felt unwelcomed by mainstream, and not fully embraced by his Latino community. Hernandez patched together his identity like a Frankenstein creature made from his American upbringing and Oaxacan roots. This is reflected in his affinity to patchwork, mix patterns and textures that both contradict and compliment each other. In this workshop Alex will instruct people in creating soft sculptures and patches that reflect their own identities and how they want to be portrayed in the world. The public are encouraged to bring clothing and other textiles they would like to deconstruct to created one of a kind pieces. You may also bring garments to embellish with appliques or patches.