Weekend Fashion Workshop: Be Your Own Valentine Matching Two-Piece
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 Be Your Own Valentine Matching Two-Piece. Students will learn to read and use a pattern for creating a matching shirt and shorts with woven (non-stretch) fabrics. This workshop will end with embellishing techniques including block printing and iron-on embroidery patches so that students van make a unique Valentine gift for themselves! All materials are provided for this workshop.
Students will learn to read and use patterns for woven fabrics and select correct size grade, and discover simple embellishment techniques to customize their sewing projects.
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.