Symbolic Memory: Mixed Media Textiles • July 8 – 10 • Guest Teaching Artist Class • SOLD OUT!

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Hale Ekinci, Guest Teaching Artist

Friday, July 8 – Sunday, July 10

10 am – 4 pm, daily

Nonmembers: $525, Members: $472.50; SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!

Join us in welcoming Hale Ekinci – featured in the current CONTINUUM exhibition – and the return of our Guest Teaching Artist Program in this action-packed, three-day workshop! Participants will be guided through a range of techniques used to create mixed media works with and on textiles, including photo transfer, embroidery, and painting. Starting with brainstorming and reflection, work to conceptualize your ideas into compositions. After learning how to transfer photos onto fabric, embroidery, painting, and collage will be used to engage in visually composing with fabric and found materials. Conceptual topics addressed throughout the creative process include story telling through memory, identity, patterns, and their symbolic meaning.

For our out of town guests, nearby accommodations are available with our partner hotel, Hampton Inn and Suites, University Ave. in Minneapolis.  For the special Textile Center rate and more info, visit our website here:

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This is an in-person class, which requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Click here to submit your proof of vaccination. Proof of vaccination must be received 3 days (72 hours) before class, or your registration is subject to cancellation with NO REFUNDS AFTER JUNE 24.

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Scholarships are available, thanks to our supporters. Please select through the drop down list, or email for full scholarships and other options.

Instructor Bio:

Hale Ekinci (b. 1984 in Karamursel, Turkey) is a multidisciplinary Turkish artist, designer, and educator based in Chicago.  She received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Media at Columbia College Chicago and is currently an Associate Professor of Art & Design at North Central College. Exploring personal history, cultural identity, gender politics, and craft traditions, her works vary from videos to embroidery paintings embellished with vibrant colors, patterns, and autobiographical relics. She was recently a Facebook Chicago Artist in Residence. Her work has been exhibited nationally at EXPO Chicago, Studio Gang, Co-Prosperity, One After 909, Woman Made Gallery, South Bend Museum of Art, Koehnline Museum of Art, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, and Queens College Art Center. Her videos have been screened internationally, including New York City, Berlin, Warsaw, and Jerusalem. She completed residencies at ACRE, Jiwar Barcelona, Momentum Worldwide Berlin, Elsewhere Museum, and Chicago Artist Coalition.


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Creative Support for Organizations grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Withdrawal Policy

If your notice of withdrawal is received at least 2 weeks before the start of this special workshop, you will receive a 50% refund of your workshop fee. Less than 2 weeks, there is no refund, due to the paid commitment we make to the instructor and the cost of bringing them to Textile Center. We will be happy to provide you with a receipt for your donation to Textile Center for any forfeited tuition. Please make this request in writing to

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Pricing options

Member, Nonmember, Special Scholarship