Weekend Fashion Workshop helps young designers focus on building specific skills in fashion design and construction. The theme for this month is: Hems & Finishes. Students will get assistance with finishing projects and learn about finishing hems and professional seams. Students will complete a sample of hems and finishing seams for different fabrics. Students may also bring in a project they’ve started to receive assistance from the teaching artist on project steps and completion.
No supplies are needed, but students may bring existing projects and materials if they would like assistance.
Teacher: Mel Williams
I’m a teaching artist in fashion, fiber arts, printmedia, painting and drawing, and sustainability arts practice. As an educator, I focus on creative daily living practices for beginners and intermediate learners. My energy is focused on getting students to explore their world–the world of things and ideas. Students in my classes use critical thinking about how objects and ideas are formed. They are encouraged to respond by creating and discussing as individuals, and as a collective of artists and designers.
I have been a teacher, youth worker and arts educator working across diverse communities for over 20 years. My classroom is inclusive, inquisitive and focuses on developing healthy and safe classroom cultures where students’ voices are heard with respect and curiosity.