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Heartfelt: Needle Felted Hearts Workshop

February 18, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn basic felting techniques and make felted hearts with Lucia Calderon Arrieta!


Let’s get heartfelt! Learn basic needle felting techniques to create cute, fluffy hearts- including the option to wear your heart on your sleeve by turning them into wearable brooches. Lucia Calderon Arrieta (they/she) will show you how to gather, shape, and embellish your heart from fluffy roving to wearable masterpiece!

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

Masks are required for this event.


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

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Lucia learned to sew from Abuelita and learned to call it Fiber Art from Academia. They were raised by South American immigrants in the deep American South.

Lucia Calderon Arrieta (she/they) is a fiber artist + anti-racist educator residing in the traditional unceded lands of the Potowatomi, Peoria, Miami, Ojibwe, and Oglala Sioux (so-called Chicago). They investigate boundaries of identity by depicting emotional blobs and using skin conditions like bruising and eczema as metaphors for trauma held in a racialized body.

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 have worked as an educator in many capacities, including their current roles at The Art Institute of Chicago and Lillstreet Art Center. They previously held roles as part-time lecturer at Chicago State University, teaching artist at the Allied Media Conference, and facilitator for incarcerated artists with the Youth Arts Alliance!. Calderon Arrieta has shown work in venues including The Hyde Park Arts Center (Chicago, IL), Heaven Gallery (Chicago, IL), The South Haven Center for the Arts (South Haven, MI), Durbin Gallery (Birmingham, AL), Flophouse Gallery (Berkeley, MI), and SOFA 2014 (Chicago, IL).

Insta: LCA_StudioDiario



February 18, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


International Museum of Surgical Science
1524 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60610 United States


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