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Felted Brain Keychains Workshop

September 9, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to felt 3-dimensional brains with Lucia Calderon Arrieta!

12-3PM, Open to students ages 8+ (8-12 years old with an adult)

Let’s celebrate our brains! Learn basic needle felting techniques to create cute, fluffy brains- including the option to rock them as back-to-school accessories by turning them into keychains! Lucia Calderon Arrieta (they/she) will show you how to gather, shape, and embellish your heart from fluffy roving to wearable masterpiece!


Accessible accommodations include a ramp entrance and elevator. If you need additional accessibility options or wheelchair seating please contact us at info@imss.org.

Parking and Directions can be found here: https://imss.org/plan-your-visit/

About the artist:

Lucia Calderon Arrieta is an artist + anti-racist educator living in Chicago. They investigate boundaries of identity through depicting emotional blobs and using skin conditions like bruising and eczema as metaphors for trauma held in a racialized body. Their most recent body of work is inspired by undersea ecosystems that find balance though constant flux.

Calderon Arrieta holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA from Birmingham-Southern College. They currently teach with CAPE (Chicago Arts Partnership in Education). They previously held roles as part-time lecturer at Chicago State University and as an artist guide at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Their work has shown at the Hyde Park Arts Center (Chicago, IL), Durbin Gallery (Birmingham, AL), Flophouse Gallery (Berkeley, MI), and SOFA 2014 (Chicago, IL).


September 9, 2023
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


International Museum of Surgical Science
1524 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60610 United States


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