Mondays, April 8 – June 3, 1 -4 pm
Textile Center Member: $405
Limited scholarships are available for those who need on a first come first serve basis. Please select in the shopping cart:
25% scholarship toward tuition: $363
50% scholarship toward tuition: $250
75% scholarship toward tuition: $138
Full scholarship funding is also available. Please contact us for additional information at email@example.com.
No materials fee.
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Description: Explore and learn the highpoints of wearable art, from basic design development, fabric selection, drape, cut, and fit during this 8-week class. Sewing tricks and tips will be covered to build your skills and confidence in using a sewing machine to create art-to-wear. Teaching focuses on helping students connect the elements of design and the fundamentals of craftsmanship to an understanding of pattern creation and modification. Design and skill building processes come together in a custom wearable that reflects each student’s unique design sensibility, to be featured in a culminating event at Textile Center.
Basic machine sewing skills are helpful. Please bring a working sewing machine to class or contact Lisa Loudon at Textile Center for rental. firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-436-0464.
Culminating Event: Monday, June 17, 5pm – 6pm
Artist Bio: Kathleen Richert has been involved in the Twin Cities’ textile scene for 25 years. Primarily a garment maker, Richert’s background includes teaching skills in surface design and dyeing, pattern drafting, general sewing, garment construction, tailoring, knitting, crochet, and the imaginative use of materials. Her textile art is equally varied, from party dresses made of Mylar snack food packaging, Coca Cola cans, movie film, and chocolate, to millinery work, to lace-like ‘drawings’ made using the sewing machine as a drawing tool. Richert runs an arts-based business specializing in the production of museum-quality, historically accurate clothing, costume work for theater and dance productions including Circus Juventas, and fabrication of soft props.