We’re back! Roberta’s Art Gallery is hosting another FREE workshop; open to all students, staff, faculty, and community members! The “Hmong Story Cloth” workshop will be hosted TONIGHT, in UC 264 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm. ALL supplies are provided, FREE of charge, as well as light refreshments. Email ucart@uww.edu to reserve your spot and don’t forget to check out the 7 reasons why you shouldn’t miss this workshop!

Note: there is no need to reserve your spot, (although it is much appreciated!) walk-ins are welcome!

1) Broaden Your Horizons: Learn about the Hmong culture

By attending this workshop, you will learn more about the Hmong culture. Don’t forget to stop by Roberta’s Art Gallery and explore the current exhibit, “Wearing Your Traditions: Hmong Lost Art”.  Also, join us for the upcoming reception, on Monday, April 18th. For more info, stop by the gallery!

2) Gain a New Skill

The “Hmong Story Cloth” workshop will provide you with all the needed supplies AND trained facilitators who can teach you how to embroider your own story cloth. If you’ve never done this before, no worries! Our staff is ready to help you learn, step-by-step, if needed! No question is too silly and with TWO hours of workshop time, you’ll be a pro.

3) Get Creative

Since you will be embroidering, you’ll start with a clean pallet. Feel free to use a variety of colors and patterns to express yourself with traditional Hmong symbols!

4) Meaningful Mother’s Day Gift

A key characteristic of true Hmong Story cloths is that they are meaningful and every pattern has a story. Use this time to create the perfect gift for that special woman in your life!

5) Interact with the Student Services Coordinator

Mai Yer Yang, the Student Services Coordinator at UWW will be facilitating this workshop. Learn directly from her and ask any questions you may have. She is a great resource for this workshop as well as the “Wearing Your Traditions” exhibit at Roberta’s Art Gallery.

6) Asian Awareness Month

As part of April’s Asian Awareness Month, the “Wearing Your Traditions” exhibit aims to encourage conversation and increase knowledge about a culture not native to the United States. Alongside the exhibit comes the opportunity to have the hands on experience at this workshop. In conjunction with the workshop and gallery exhibit, lectures are open to students, staff, and faculty as well. A full list of events can be found at http://events.uww.edu/MasterCalendar/

7) Extra Credit!

Need to attend an event for extra credit? Some professors are offering extra credit for attending events that are in collaboration with Asian Awareness Month. Ask your professor today if credit can be given for attending.