Embellished Context

June 17, 2018 – June 23, 2018

Brooks Harris Stevens

In this workshop students explore what surface means, and how to creatively embellish a variety of traditional and non-traditional surfaces including those found on the Arrowmont campus. While learning the applicable skills in embellishment, participants discover the meaning of materials within different contexts that are relative to their artistic pursuits. Using fabric, found items, the landscape and the built environment, you will learn a range of techniques including stitching, appliqué, beading and other means of adornment. This class offers sound skills for the beginner, to advanced skills focusing on developing an expanded material language and technique applications. Open to all skill levels.


Brooks Harris Stevens is an artist and associate professor at Eastern Michigan University where she is the Fibers Program Coordinator in the School of Art & Design. She has lectured in Europe and the U.S., while exhibiting work in solo, group and juried exhibitions nationally and internationally.

Brooks Harris Stevens

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
  • $199
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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