Weekend Fashion Workshop: Aprons for Hosting and Gifts
Middle and High Schoolers
Weekend Fashion Workshop helps young designers focus on building specific skills in fashion design and construction. The theme for this month is Aprons for Hosting and Gifts. Students will learn about two traditional aprons and select the apron they’d like to make in the workshop. The workshop will end with hand-stitching techniques, demonstrating hand embroidery for customizing and personalizing textile gifts. All materials are provided for this workshop, funded in part by the Manitou Arts, Culture, and Heritage Initiative.
Students will learn to read and use a one-size-fits-all pattern, and discover simple embroidery techniques to make their gift and holiday items unique.
All materials are provided for this workshop, funded in part by the Manitou Arts, Culture, and Heritage Initiative.
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. Students in my classes use critical thinking about how objects and ideas are formed and are encouraged to create and discuss in the studio 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 and hold a Masters of Art in Art Education from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My classroom is inclusive, inquisitive and focuses on developing a healthy and safe classroom culture where students’ voices are heard with respect and curiosity.