Freestyle Hand Stitching workshop with Naomi Zouwer
Using a painters approach to stitching, participants will learn ways to draw and paint with thread plus some basic embroidery stitches and techniques to make a work.
Price includes use of tools, equipment and materials.
Ages 12+. No experience needed.
An experienced arts educator Naomi has developed art programs for all levels, including preschool, primary, secondary and tertiary. She has specialised in developing and delivering tailored art programs for cultural institutions such as the National Museum of Australia, The National Arboretum and The National Library of Australia. She has developed a painting program for Ignite: Alternative Arts Academy for students with mental illness and disabilities, in addition to other community art courses delivered at The Belconnen Arts Centre. She has taught creative subjects including visual arts, fashion design, graphic design and interior design to adults at the Canberra Institute of technology since 2009. Naomi is currently a sessional lecturer at the School of Art and Design at the Australian National University in the Textiles and Foundation workshops.
As a practising cross-disciplinary artist, Naomi works across drawing, painting and textiles mediums to make works that engage with ideas of cultural heritage, identity and the social role of personal objects. Naomi has exhibited widely in Australia being selected for drawing and textile awards and exhibitions. Naomi’s practise-led PhD research is concerned with using art making as a means of understanding the world around her.