Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Year, New Skills?

New years resolutions are as cyclical and frustrating as cicadas. Wait, aren't cicadas considered lucky in the Provence region of France? And, don't we all want to be a little like the French? Except, of course, if you are already French, then you don't have to want.

What was I saying?

Yes, New Years Resolutions. Here it is, January 10th and you have already forgotten about them. Good, let's make better ones. Like, having good laughs, using your brain more and learning a new skill. Such as sewing. Oh, you've always wanted to learn how to sew? Great! I can teach you!

I will be teaching several beginner level classes this session at The Workhouse Arts Center, where I have a studio. Later in the winter, I will also be doing a few workshops and some more stuff. Don't you like to do stuff?

The French do.  ;)


Beginning Clothing Construction

All Skill Levels, Young Adults & Adults

Are you obsessed with “Project Runway”? Want to learn how to make your own creative and one-of-a-kind designs but have no idea where to start? This class will teach the basic skills of how to read a commercial pattern and make slight adjustments for your figure. You will make a simple skirt as a base for future creative fashion adventures. (Meets in W-9)
Winter Quarter (6 weeks)
Session A: Wed Jan 16 (6:30pm-9:30pm)
Session B: Sun Feb 3 (3pm-6pm)

Tuition: $200 (Friends) $210 (Non-Friends)
(Materials cost of $10, payable to instructor at first class. Students must bring a working sewing machine. This is not provided.)


 From Drab to Fab Workshop

All Skill Levels, Young Adults & Adults

Have an item of clothing that you just can’t get rid of and would like to re-invent? Love the fabric or color, hate the hem line? If so, come and learn the critical skills to turn that item into something FABulous. This class will cover basic and more advanced ways to rehabilitate your wardrobe. We will cover basic alterations, dying, surface design and other techniques. You will be able to reclaim your drab duds and make them FAB. (Meets in W-9)
Winter Quarter (1 day workshop)
Sat Jan 26 (12pm-6pm)

Tuition: $85 (Friends) & $95 (Non-Friends)
(Materials cost of $10, payable to instructor at first class. Students must bring a working iron. This is not provided.) 

 Fiber Photo Transfer Part Two

All Skill Levels, Young Adults & Adults
Pre-requisite: Fiber Photo Transfer One

This workshop will further explore a variety of techniques to transfer photographs onto fabric. These methods can be used for realistic photos, logos or abstract designs. This two day workshop will allow you to stretch your knowledge and techniques learned in Fiber Photo Transfer One. Learn to combine methods to create something truly unique. (Meets in W-9)
Winter Quarter (2 day workshop)
Sat Feb 23 & Sun Feb 24 (6:30pm-9:30pm)

Tuition: $130 (Friends) & $140 (Non- Friends)
(Materials fee $35, payable to instructor at first class, students must own and bring a working iron. This is not provided.)

More information about registering for the above classes that I teach and many more that I do not, visit The Workhouse's website.  Classes start soon, so take a peak and get working on something new. Or, nouveau, as the french would say.*

Happy New Year! ~Jen

*I don't speak French and you don't need to either. I will teach all classes in English. :)

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