Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Creative Ideas for 9 year olds

Here are two of my 9 year old students, Emma Rose and Maiah, who just completed their bean bag chairs in time for Xmas holiday movie watching!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Leather Workshop

Here are a couple of the leather jackets students in the Leather workshop made this fall at The Academy. The student in the red leather used Ce Podolak's Fearless Jacket #108 which was designed for leather. The other student, who came all the way from Hawaii, used a Simplicity pattern. Great job!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Paris 2009

In October The Academy led a group of 10 students on a Design and Creativity tour of Paris. We had a great group. Everyday we toured and visited a different part of the city.

One of the highlights was our day at the famous embroidery House of Lesage where students created a flower brooch complete with silk ribbon, beads and sequins. They had the opportunity to meet Mr. Lesage!

The food, cafes, shop windows, fashions, Madame Vionnet exhibit, Vanity Fair Vogue magazine cover display and shopping made for an incredible trip!

Couture Draping with Jon Moore

We had two very successful draping workshops with Jon Moore of London, England this fall. Here are some of the projects that the students worked on with Jon. Having their own 'body double' dress form, which they created during the first few days of the workshop ensured a perfect fitting jacket, which they draped during the remainder of the workshop.

We are looking forward to having Jon back in 2010 when he will be teaching the Little Black Dress workshop.