Scrap textiles to be turned into artistic treasures at Brock workshop

Bits of fabric set to be thrown away will instead be used to create unique sculptures during a workshop held on Brock’s main campus next week.

Fifth-year Visual Arts student Emma Mary Sked will show participants how to transform the scraps into works of art on Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the James A. Gibson Library.

The workshop is the third event in the new Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA) Wellness Series, which is hosted by the MIWSFPA and features free monthly activities that promote well-being and the benefits of engaging in the arts. 

Sked recently worked with textiles to construct brightly coloured fabric animals as part of her Maybe You Should Drive exhibition at the MIWSFPA in November.

She is excited to now teach others how to bring their own creations to life.

Everyone in the Brock and broader community looking to relax and unwind, while harnessing their inner creativity and learning a new skill, is welcome to attend. The event runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in ST231 of the Library’s Matheson Learning Commons.  

No previous art experience is required and all necessary materials will be supplied.

The event is free, but registration is required at ExperienceBU or by contacting

For more information about the event and others in the series, visit the MIWSFPA Wellness Series web page.

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