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(Re)Design Fashion Workshop with Scooter LaForge
June 13, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join New York-based artist Scooter LaForge in designing a new look for your wardrobe.
21c Museum Hotel and Scooter LaForge collaborate and bring you this (Re)Design Fashion Workshop that will teach you how to paint directly on clothing with easily accessible materials like acrylic and leather paints. Using simple techniques, Scooter will show you how to bring new life to existing articles of clothing that are currently hiding in your closet. Scooter will introduce best practices for painting on specific fabrics, then assist each participant as they create their first design. While your paint dries, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with Scooter and other participants.
Please bring one item of clothing or accessory to paint. 21c will provide paint supplies. Dress appropriately for painting activities.
Limited seats available. RSVP here.
About Scooter LaForge
Scooter LaForge (b. Las Cruces, New Mexico) is a New York-based artist who has lived in the East Village for the past 20 years. His unique style mines the canon of art history by infusing classical themes with a colorful sensibility. LaForge works in various media, including painting, sculpture, and drawing, and employs unorthodox techniques and striking iconic images. Often combine-like, his works are a walking journal of images where ideas are explored and refined. LaForge approaches art-making intuitively, absorbing what surrounds him and working with agility and focus—drawing from a fertile inner emotional realm and an extensive painterly vocabulary.
His paintings have been shown at Howl Happening New York, Leslie-Lohman Museum in New York, the Friedrichshof Museum in Vienna, and the Spritmuseum/Absolut Art Collection in Sweden. In 2015, the artist was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. He holds a BFA in painting from the University of Arizona.
On June 14, Scooter will be the honored guest at the 2022 Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum‘s Annual Meeting. He will give a unique presentation on the intersection of art and fashion. The event is open to Costume Council members as well as all other friends and guests who wish to hear from this lively contemporary artist. Drinks and light bites will be served. For more information, visit ChicagoHistoryMuseum.org.
Photo caption: Photograph by Ron Amato