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What Is Upcycling? Saturday, February 5

2/5/2022 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET

What Is Upcycling? A dive into repurposed materials for fashion. 

A look at upcycled fashions from practical to costume. We will provide upcycled offerings to get the process started and get the creative juices flowing. Begin deconstructing, designing and planing, and thinking about what other materials you need to further your project. A basic sewing kit will be given to each participant with instructions on how to use each tool. Instructors will assist with design questions you have. You are encouraged to bring your own materials to share and to get help in how to incorporate them into your own concept.

10AM-1PM on Saturday, February 5, 2022. 
Venue: J C Signs, 17 Grove St, Wolfeboro NH 03894

Instructors: Jeanne Flanagan, Liz Helfer and Cindy Durkee.

Jeanne: Most recently I taught Fiber Arts at Artisans Asylum, a makerspace in MA.  Sewing has always been a part of my life - beginning with clothing, quilting and embroidery, boat covers, cockpit cushions, upholstery and even a harp cover, in my mother's marine canvas shop. More recently my fiber arts include tatting and sculptural basket weaving. I love teaching fiber arts to inspire the creativity in all of us.   

Liz: Liz is a graduate of Kingswood Regional High School, and received her BFA from Alfred University, and Masters in Museum Studies at Harvard University Extension School. Liz Helfer Studios is located in Waltham, MA, where she creates metal and mixed media sculpture. In addition to creating commissioned work, she is the Public Arts & Culture Planner for Watertown, MA. 

Cindy is a graduate from Pratt Institute majoring in Fashion Design, specializing in swimwear design. She is also a freelance writer and an artist working in collage, watercolors, and oils. Her most recent upcycling project was making crazy quilt pillows repurposed from vintage napkins.

Participants should bring own paper bag lunch and water bottle.

All materials and equipment will be provided and participants are also encouraged to bring along any materials intended to be used in their design. 

Workshops are free to those who register to participate in the Upcycled Fashion Show on Saturday, April 23. Otherwise they are $10 for GWAC members and $15 for non-members. You can register and read more on how to participate in the Show HERE. 

To qualify for the discount GWAC member rate, you must be a member in good standing of the Governor Wentworth Arts Council.

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