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Customize your kicks at artist workshop

August 2, 2014

The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va.

Aug. 03--The final artist workshop scheduled in conjunction with the "Woman Adorned" exhibit at the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, featuring Jeremy Moore.

"Boogie Shoes" will be held from 1 to 4 p.m.. The workshop is for participants ages 13 and older.

It will give people a chance to transform a pair of plain, boring shoes into a set of one-of-a-kind, unique, custom footwear.

"Mr. Moore's easy step-by-step demonstration will teach you how to decorate them with your name, original designs or anything else you can think of," a press release from the museum noted. "It will also cover how to photograph, weatherproof and care for your wearable artwork."

The workshop will focus on using paint and/or markers to customize fabric shoes and will also include a brief instruction on working with leather shoes, as well.

Moore is a tattoo artist who recently moved to and is working out of a shop in Richmond. But before the move, while living in Spotsylvania County, he participated in the past three Fredericksburg Via Colori street art festivals and has been featured in other downtown Fredericksburg art shows at locations such as the Ponshop, Sammy T's and J. Brian's.

The workshop cost is $40 per person. Register online at or at The Museum Store, 215 William St.

Participants are asked to bring their inspiration and a brand-new pair of shoes that are white or light-colored canvas. All other materials for the class will be provided.

For information on the workshop, contact Moore at or Tramia Jackson, the museum's director of education, at or 540/371-3037, ext. 140.

The "Woman Adorned" art workshops have been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.


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