Activism just met needle and thread! Kick your sewing up a notch, and learn about take-charge feminists along the way at #Stitch&Act: MODA’s cross-stitch design studio for tweens and teens.
We’re taking cross-stitch, a type of embroidery that creates pixelated images, and mixing it with feminism to create our own ‘stitched’ calls to action. Learn the basics of cross-stitch, from threading your needle to pattern design, then choose your favorite feminist icon, phrase, or symbol to stitch onto a piece of fabric. Don’t have a favorite feminist to stitch? No problem! We’ll delve deeper into each wave of feminism and learn about activists from both the past and the present for inspiration. From Ida B. Wells to Malala Yousafzai, we’re taking an activist approach to needlework, and making the world a better place, one stitch at a time.
Some of things you’ll learn:
- Cross-stitching basics
- How to create your own cross stitch patterns
- History of activism through craft
$35 for MODA members / $40 Non-Members
Each participant will receive their own copy of We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie with an introduction to reading it by Blair Banks.Fee also includes admission to our current exhibition for the participant and one adult.
Cancellation policy: If you must cancel your plans, please notify us at least 7 days prior to the event start to receive a refund of the ticket cost minus a $10 processing fee per class. Refunds are not available if we are notified less than 7 days prior to the event start. Refunds are not available if you fail to notify us or attend the event.
MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. If MODA cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.
Exemption Notice: This program is not licensed by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and is not required to be licensed. Bright from the Start does not regulate or routinely inspect this program. For additional information, go to www.decal.ga.gov or call 404.657.5562.
Leading this studio:
Blair Banks, Education Coordinator
Blair strives to combine her studies of race and ethnicity with design in order to create programming for children that is not only relevant to their experiences, but also presents them with ideas that originate beyond their backyards. Blair crafts unique field trip experiences that support and reinforce classroom learning through hands on activities, and tours of MODA's rotating exhibitions. She also heads up MODA's Education Partnerships – a series of meaningful collaborative efforts between MODA and various schools and organizations that strive to incorporate design as a problem solving tool for addressing 21st century challenges.