Creative Box Studios

Embroidery and Paint With Whitney Avra


Join us LIVE and learn how to create an embroidered mystical mixed media portrait with acrylic, paint pens, and embroidery thread! Led by mixed media artist Whitney Avra

In this 2-hour workshop, we will work on a 5x7” portrait (included in your kit) and learn basic embroidery techniques and colorful stitches. Add life and meaning to your portrait with the guidance of artist Whitney Avra as we work through embellishing the portrait together.

Materials Included in your Creative Box:

  • 2 photos  (5x7") chosen by Whitney
  • Embroidery thread
  • Sewing needles
  • Foam core
  • Acrylic paint markers
  • Sequins and beads

    Whitney grew up in small-town Arkansas, where she graduating from University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelors of Science in Education in 2008. After teaching elementary school for six years, she moved to Austin in 2014 and used the transition as an opportunity to immerse herself in creating art–beginning with her first series of work, "The Matriarchs," inspired and influenced by modern women. Whitney is a contemporary mixed-media artist working with vintage portraiture photography to explore phases and facets of feminine identity. Whitney has solo-exhibited at Elisabet Ney Museum and has been featured in The Chronicle, Austin CultureMap, and Spark Magazine. Whitney is represented by Maestri Gallery in Dallas.

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