CREATING WITH AFRICAN TEXTILES
March 17-18, 2023
featuring AAAC Fiber Artist Members
Lisa Shepard Stewart and William Daniels
All Classes Are Intermediate to Advanced
LOCATION: ARTSTECH -1522 HOLMES ST
*MUST BRING YOUR OWN SEWING MACHINES & SEWING TOOLS
Please Register with the Instructors their contact information is listed!!
FRIDAY, MARCH 17
LOCATION: ARTSTECH 1522 HOLMES ST.
10am - 1pm - Will Daniels
"Hummingbird Totem Workshop"
* Must Purchase Kit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/514408468577
2pm - 5pm - Lisa Shepard Stewart
"Corded Cabin Quilt Block Workshop"
*Must Purchase Kit https://www.culturedexpressions.com/product-page/corded-cabins-workshop-kansas-city-mo
6pm - 9pm - Meet 'n Greet Reception (Free)
SATURDAY, MARCH 18
LOCATION: ARTSTECH 1522 HOLMES ST.
1pm - 2:30pm - Will Daniels - "Be Ready"- Discussion and showing of works with
an emphasis on professional development - Geared to professional artists
(AAAC, etc.) (Free)
3pm - 4pm - Lisa Shepard Stewart - "African Textiles: a DIY Lifestyle Choice" How to creatively use African textiles in home décor, crafts. (Free)
Lisa Shepard Stewart
Lisa Shepard Stewart is New Jersey-based designer and
instructor specializing in African textiles. In her DIY project
books, African Accents, Global Expressions, On The Go! Lisa shares her passion and encourages others to express themselves creatively through culturally relevant techniques and materials. In 2011 she began publishing FABRIGASM®, the Magazine for Lovers of African Textiles.
Lisa offers in-person and virtual classes and events, and travels to West Africa to source artists, fabrics and materials. She also hosts SewJourns, unique travel opportunities with a focus on African textiles and DIY activities.
She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
in New York City with a Bachelors’ in Marketing and an Associate in Communications. She has held various positions in the sewing and textile industries, including creative director, writer/consultant, fabric buyer, merchandiser, and marketing manager. She opened
a studio in downtown Rahway, NJ in December 2017. The space combines retail and event space for classes and private parties. Faraway customers can also shop by way of Virtual Visits, personal shopping appointments via Zoom.
Lisa’s work provides a positive narrative of African culture, helping others to gain an appreciation for Africa through its many textile arts.
Visit www.CulturedExpressions.com, follow on IG and FB
William Daniels is an independent curator and visual artist
working primarily with textiles. His art quilts and
accessories feature traditional quilt blocking and paper
piecing techniques, but he sometimes utilizes
He draws inspiration from urban art practice that confronts
contemporary issues and is always experimenting to
integrate modern archetypes with historical, societal, or
spiritual topics. While some of the concepts in his work are
quite unambiguous and literal, others are abstract
references to the anthropological experience, individuality,
or contain esoteric philosophies and historical references
from the coded glyphs of ancient cultures.
Daniels was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Currently, he
lives, works, and creates art in the Central Harlem section
of New York City. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Visual
Arts from SUNY Empire State College, a Master of
Science degree in Business/Project Management from
New York University and is currently a PhD candidate
pursuing an interdisciplinary degree in Art Theory,
Philosophy and Aesthetics at the Institute for Doctoral
Studies in the Visual Arts.