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Cape Making with Exhibiting Artist Aram Han Sifuentes | Online Class

Sunday, November 22, 11:00 am–12:00 pm (PT)

About the Program

What do you want to share with the world? How will you make your mark? Chicago-based fiber and performance artist Aram Han Sifuentes, creator of The Official Unofficial Voting Station, will guide you in creating your own unique cape inspired by a cause you care about. As you wear your cape, imagine how you can be a hero of change!

About the Art Kits

Each art kit has materials for one finished art piece. Households with multiple participants can work together to create their art piece or purchase additional art kits, as desired. Although most materials will be included in the art kits, participants will need to provide their own scissors.

About Skirball Studio Visits

This workshop is part of a limited series, Skirball Studio Visits, presenting online art classes designed for families with children. Led by dynamic contemporary artists, each working in a different medium, Skirball Studio Visits feature specially designed art kits filled with everything you need to get the most out of these unique opportunities to imagine, connect, and create. Look out for announcements about future workshops in this series.

Instructor: Aram Han Sifuentes is a multidisciplinary fiber, social practice, and performance artist who works to claim spaces for immigrant and disenfranchised communities. As the daughter of a seamstress and an immigrant herself, Sifuentes often creates work that revolves around skill sharing—specifically sewing techniques—to create multiethnic and intergenerational spaces for empowerment, conversation, subversion of oppressive power structures, and protest.

Her work has been presented in exhibitions, performances, and workshops at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), the Pulitzer Arts Foundation (St. Louis, MO), Illinois State University Galleries (Normal, IL), Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia, PA), Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum (Seoul, KR), and the Design Museum (London, UK). Sifuentes is a 2016 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow and Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently Artist in Residence at Loyola University Chicago.