Instructor Highlight: Joetta Maue

Joetta Maue is a well known and renown fiber artist and curator, now based in Boston. Before heading up North, she was based in Brooklyn and we were lucky to have her teach regularly at TAC. It’s been a while but (2 years!) but Joetta will be back on May 10 + 11 for a weekend intensive of one of our favorite classes – Autobiographical Embroidery.

In this class, students will explore the creative use of diaristic writing and daily life documentation to create your own art while looking at examples of contemporary fiber artists and learning traditional stitches and embroidery basics.

“I use my daily life as the main subject of my work with the idea of the work being honest, even painfully so, coming from my desire to be true to my emotions, insecurities, strengths, and intelligence without fear of ridicule or censure from a patriarchal society.  By making work that resides within the realm of the everyday, everyday objects, and the female, I am attempting to defy and contest masculine censure.  In effect, I reclaim my femininity: the quality of being feminine, without the fear of losing strength or respect. Though the autobiographical drives the work and is necessary for it to exist, ultimately it is transcended, enabling the viewers to have their own independent relationship to the work.”

Joetta Maue


Brooklyn Location
Saturday + Sunday, 11AM-5PM, May 10 + May 11

*Enroll in Autobiographical Embroidery with your mom and receive 30% off the second enrollment for Mother’s Day! Call our Brooklyn studio at 718-369-0222 to register.

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