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Soft Sculpture

Experiment with a variety of materials and sewing techniques for making a fantastical stuffed creature. You can craft a critter from a selection of patterns provided by the instructor, or draft your own. Choose from a variety of reclaimed materials including felt, knits, and leather, and embellish your new friend with beads, baubles, trims, and paint. You are
also invited to bring your own materials and stuffing. Working with upcycled materials and taking an experimental and process-oriented approach is encouraged. By the end of the workshop, we will have created a fantastical menagerie! Everything you need to make a creature will be provided, but you are invited to bring your sewing machine and any preferred materials and sewing tools. This workshop is open to all levels of sewing experience.

Members receive 10% off!

  • Tuition: $190
  • Location: San Pablo Community Classroom
  • Instructor: Alice Wu
  • 2 Classes
  • Saturday, Sunday, April 15, 2023 — April 16, 2023
  • 10:00AM — 2:00PM
  • $25 Materials Fee - Payable to the instructor on the first day


About the Instructor:

Alice Wu is a multidisciplinary artist and creative business coach. She has exhibited at Kala, Southern Exposure, Exit Art, Bronx Museum, among others. Alice’s costume designs for dance and theater have appeared at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Dance Theater Workshop, and ODC. Alice taught at Studio in a School, Community School for Art and Music, Yale University, and Krabbesholm Højskole. Alice co-founded Feral Childe (2002-2015), a wearable art project and clothing line that created participatory performances for venues such as MAK Center/Schindler House, Fritz Haeg’s Sundown Salon, High Desert Test Sites, Santa Fe Art Institute.

Alice’s past roles at Kala, San Francisco Arts Commission, and NIAD Art Center include art sales, public programs, exhibitions, fundraising, development. Alice guest curated exhibitions for Legion Projects and Chinese Culture Center. Alice earned a BA from Wellesley and an MFA from Yale, received coach training at UC Davis, and holds accreditation by the International Coaching Federation.