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Create a Hand Painted Garment

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Use your fashion self-expression and passion to create a one-of-a-kind wearable art piece! Participants are guided to come up with a design and learn how to place their design in a flattering way on their garment. Stencils will be available to help with design drawing. Participants learn how to hold the fabric flat and how to add multiple layers and coats of paint to create the desired design effects. Choosing proper sized brushes is discussed and splatter techniques are explored to give the final design excitement and spontaneity! Please bring a garment of your choice. All levels are welcome.

Anna Mastropolo is a textile artist, jewelry designer, and large-scale gouache and mixed media painter. She is inspired by Abstract Expressionism and The Pattern and Decoration Movement. Anna is interested in painting patterns, using patterned paper and textiles (often hand-knit) to create mixed media compositions, celebrating femininity.

Anna has been involved in 36 art shows since graduation with a BFA from Hartford Art School in 2010, and she is currently in an MFA program for Visual Fine Arts at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Anna has been creating public art and community projects in Bristol, CT before moving to New Haven, CT. She received Art Awards from Tunxis Community College, the Westfield Articulture art show, and the Chalk Walk of Collinsville and has designed garments for the Hartford Trashion Shows three years in a row. Mastropolo has worked as an Art Teacher for the last 4 years, in New Britain, and now in New Haven. Anna’s work is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.


April 28
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Spectrum Art Gallery
61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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