Embroidered Portraits – Lecture and Stitch Event


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Date(s) - January 15, 2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bookings are closed for this event.

This is a 45 minute lecture which will be followed by a stitch event.

Lecture and Instruction given by Annalee Levin

Description: There is a long tradition of embroidered portraits, from the stumpwork kings and queens of the 1600’s to the embroidered photographs of contemporary artist Maurizio Anzeri. As a medium, embroidery carries with it specific meanings and associations. What is it about the use of embroidery that makes these portraits different from a painted image? This lecture will explore different histories and contexts behind the embroidered portrait.

Following the lecture there will be a chance for you to experiment with embroidering on photographs in the style of contemporary artists such as Maurizio Anzeri and Melissa Zexter.

Equipment Needed: Basic embroidery supplies and some photographs will be provided but you are encouraged to bring photographs of your own to work on to help make your project more personalized.


Payment: We accept PayPal and most major credit cards for class payments using the registration form above. If you would like to arrange an alternate method of payment, please email us.

Scholarship Seats: A limited number of Scholarship seats are available in most of our classes. We use an honor system on a self-identified basis for those who cannot afford the full price. If scholarship seats are offered in the class, they will be listed as one of the options under Register.

Refund Policy: Payment is due in full at the time of registration. If you need to cancel: Up until 3 days (72 hours) prior to the class, we will refund your tuition less a $25.00 processing fee. We do not offer refunds for classes cancelled with less than 3 day (72 hour) notice.  SFSNAD will make every attempt not to cancel any classes. If we need to cancel: You are entitled to either a full refund (no processing fee), or your tuition can be used for a future class of equal value within a year of the cancelled class.

Wait List: If the class is sold out, Please email us to be added to the wait list. We'll notify you right away if we have a cancellation.

Please note: on occasion it might be necessary to substitute the instructor.