Teen Workshop: Visible Mending


July 11, 2024 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Learn the art of visible mending as you complete a mending project of your own.

Event Details

Enjoy a complimentary pizza lunch, then join textile artist and mender Benjamin Sorrell for a step-by-step workshop on the sustainable art of repairing holes and worn areas of fabric with ornamental stitching. This program is open to all skill levels. Materials are provided, but you can also bring your own clothing items to mend. The Teen Workshop series occurs alternating Thursdays throughout the summer for ages 13–18.

Tickets are $10 for Bullock Museum Member Youth and $20 for non-members. Workshop ticket includes Museum admission. Online ticket sales will close on the morning of the event. Onsite ticket sales will be available at the Museum up to the time of the class if there is still capacity.

About Family Programs

Family programs provide educational and engaging activities for young Texans and their caregivers. Events are designed to bring families together, spark conversations and provide opportunities for growth and development.

About the Artist

Benjamin Sorrell is a multi-disciplinary artist from Corpus Christi. He is a printmaker and fiber artist interested in relief printmaking, textile printing, and visible garment mending.

In 2017, Benjamin's family's history of craft inspired him to become a garment mender, leading to a love of textile art, patching, darning, and Japanese Sachiko stitching. He uses these tools as inspiration and a basis for his art. He advocates minimizing textile waste by moving towards garment maintenance, recycling, and repair.

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