July 16-19 - Shin-hee Chin,

Teaching Artist in Residence

Shin-hee Chin is a fiber/mixed-media artist and Professor of the Visual Art Department at Tabor College. Chin’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Washington DC, Tokyo, Hampton, Geneva, Tainan, and Seoul.

As an esteemed educator for 15 years, Chin has taught drawing, painting, color theory, and mixed media. She was elected as Distinguished Faculty in 2008. Influenced by feminist traditions, Christian spirituality, and Eastern philosophy, Chin has created a coherent narrative addressing the complex issues of the female body, procreation and motherhood, mother tongue, cultural identity, cultural hybridity, and sense of belonging.


In this workshop students will develop an understanding of stitching as a tool for both practical purposes and artistic expression. Ultimately, each participant will learn that stitching can be the tool of making marks The workshop is based on studio practice in which I have constantly engaged an intuitive style of hand-stitching. Each participant will receive an individual design consultation on how to use new or old materials to make a design project. Two Asian craft traditions will be incorporated into each project. The first one is Boro which “refers to antique Japanese utilitarian textiles that people mended over and again to preserve and reinforce.” The second one is Bojagi which is a sort of patchwork made of fabric scrap, the most unique form of Korean textile art.

July 16-19; 1-4pm -High School and Adult Students