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Embroidery: Drawing with Thread

Class Details

What to Expect

We will be learning how to embroider in-class. No experience necessary. Beginners are welcome. It is easy and relaxing to learn. During class time we will be mostly creating our own artworks. We will be looking at embroidery works around the museum during the second class for inspiration. We will be completing two finished embroidery works during the 4-week class.

Class Timeline

This class meets every Wednesday for 4 weeks from February 1 to February 22 at 10 am-12 pm.

  • Class 1: Come to class with a short quote, saying, or even music lyrics in mind to embroider. We will dive into making these words come alive through embroidery.
  • Class 2: We will take a short tour of the museum to look at embroidery artworks for inspiration and then will learn and practice some fun embroidery stitches.
  • Class 3: Students will have time to complete their first projects or practice. We will look at the whimsical contemporary embroidery of artist Jenny Hart and think about ideas for our final embroideries.
  • Class 4: Students will draw an image onto fabric and make it come alive with embroidery, using basic stitches (essentially drawing with thread!). They can also use the stitches we learned in class 2 to embellish their drawings.


All materials are included in class pricing and will be provided to students on the first day of class.


All materials are included in the price of the class.

  • Museum Friends: $190
  • Member: $205
  • Student: $205
  • Non-Member: $240

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About the Educator

Charis Lillene Fleshner is a conceptual mixed media artist who completed her MFA in studio art at the University of New Mexico. Fleshner currently teaches art at Aims Community College and shows work nationally. Before starting graduate studies, Charis Lillene Fleshner used her BFA in art education from University of North Texas to teach junior high and elementary art for seven years. Her studio practice currently focuses on painting, soft sculpture, Craftivism, and the intersections of Feminism and art.

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