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celia shaheen سيليا شاهين

Skills-Based Workshops

Skills-based workshops are a great way to learn histories and techniques of making. These skills can be translated to your unique studio and/or research practice, as well as any curiosity or interest you have in the arts. All workshops are tailored towards your group’s goals, needs, and level of experience.

Workshop areas + some possibilities:


-Papermaking for sustainable textile production: bast fibers and upcycled clothing

-Papermaking for printmakers + painters: stenciling, collage, and pulp painting

-Papermaking for sculptors: casting and sculpting with paper pulp

-Papermaking + remembrance: papermaking with clothing and personal artifacts


-Dyeing with plants and insects: natural dyes from food waste, extracts, and local/sustainable foraging

-Setting up and dyeing with an indigo vat

-Tapestry and four-harness loom weaving

-Weaving with found object looms

-Off-loom structures: knitting, crocheting, needle-felting, and rope-making

-Jewelry-making with waste yarn and scraps

-Collaborative tapestry weaving

-(Text)iles: weaving poetry and storytelling


-Intaglio and collagraphy with an affinity for textiles


-Intuitive weaving

-Etch, print, repeat: intaglio as a meditative practice