Textile Tales with Liz Train

  • 01 Feb 2023
  • 15 Feb 2023
  • 3 sessions
  • 01 Feb 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 08 Feb 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 15 Feb 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
  • 4



Register Online Now through January 25, 2023.

Join us for Textile Tales with Liz Train.

Create a painted story quilt using techniques similar to the work of well-known artist and author Faith Ringgold. Draw or paint a memory or story from your own life with acrylic paints or fabric pastels then create a quilt border with assorted fabrics and embellishments.

Faith Ringgold is a mixed media artist who is well known for her children's book, Tar Beach. The book is illustrated with painted and quilted images depicting memories of her childhood. 

Liz Train has taught this class to elementary education teachers as well as students of all ages including Iolani middle school students since 2005. Beginners are welcome! 

There will be an additional $20 supply fee payable to the instructor which includes acrylic paint and fabric for painting.

What to Bring:

  • $20 supply fee
  • Bring an apron and a sketchbook.
You may also want to think a little about what story you want to tell by looking at family photos or places you remember and bring those ideas.  Students may want to bring their own special fabrics for the quilted frame area. 

Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

MAP Downtown Art Center - Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

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Instructor Bio

Liz Train has an MFA in Fiber Arts from the University of Hawaiʻi where she taught fiber arts 1980-1987. She was a museum educator for the Contemporary Museum 1998-2005; and taught weaving and fiber arts 2006-2020 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. She also worked with the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum's Art Bento outreach program to elementary schools, and taught after-school classes at Noelani Elementary School.

In addition to fiber art Liz enjoys working with ceramics, fused glass, printmaking and mixed media. Her work has been included in many juried and group exhibits, and is in the collection of the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org


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Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui is supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

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