Woven Faces with Carla Adams


Join local artist Carla Adams to create a woven self portrait or face to represent the people in your own life. Reflect on the way features and facial expressions help to express emotion and personality to create your own unique work. 

We'll start out by learning some quick figurative drawing techniques, and translate them into resolved multi-media artworks. You'll then use sash cord to create your face and finish it off using fun curated objects from Carla's personal collection such as shells, pearls and gems.

You'll go home with one completed work and the skills to keep making at home.

Carla's faces were exhibited at the Art Gallery of WA in 2021 and are now part of the state art collection. This is a fun, experimental workshop that raises questions about how we see each other, and read each-other’s faces

All tools, materials and light morning tea will be provided. There are no previous skills required, simply bring your authentic self.

About Carla

Carla Adams knows craft. Carla's iconic art work incorporates sculpture, textiles, craft practices, painting, drawing, research and book-making to navigate the complexities of relationships from an embodied, female perspective. 

Carla has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of WA, Turner Galleries, Bus Projects (Melbourne), FELTSpace (Adelaide), ARTBAR at The Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Verge Gallery (Sydney) and Blindside (Melbourne). 

Carla is currently represented by Aster + Asha Gallery and hosts her own podcast Chats

Terms and Conditions

Please note this class requires a minimum of 6 attendees in order to run. All workshop ticket sales are final. If you are unable to attend your class due to illness or need to isolate, please provide as much notice as possible. We can move you to another class date or issue a credit voucher. You can find more details in our Terms and Conditions.

Photos by Rae Fallon

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