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Jun 4, 2015 Thursday
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Clothing refashion can be as simple as adding or subtracting elements from existing garments to make them better fit your personal style. In this class, we’ll learn the basics of refashioning and then practice using our new skills to add a pocket to a garment from your closet! Trade School will supply everything except the garment you choose to add a pocket to. It’s recommended you know the basics of operating a sewing machine (threading, forward & backward stitching & sewing straight seams) since we will be using sewing machines in class. We can also do a short tutorial for any beginners.

Bring one of the following:
a spiral bound graph paper notebook
any kind of heirloom flower, fruit, or veggie seeds
fresh local produce
homemade/paper crafted/collaged bookmarks or stationary (the zanier, the better!)
organic dark chocolate or whole bean coffee
raw local honey
various canning jars with unused lids
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie is a human being who fervently believes in the power and importance of true craftsmanship. She believes that nearly every facet of life can be enhanced by the art of craftsmanship - whether it’s cooking, eating, writing, conversing or simply BEING. Sophie is an improviser, composer and bandleader with a desire to inspire others to appreciate jazz music. She's also become enamored with the crafts of knitting, crocheting, fine tailoring and garment design and has made most of her own clothes!

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Jun 11, 2015 Thursday
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Ready to take your clothing refashioning skills to the next level? Clothing refashion can be as simple as adding or subtracting elements from existing garments to make them better fit your personal style. In this class, we’ll explore many refashioning possibilities for sleeves and then practice using our new skills to refashion a garment of your choice. These skills can then be applied to any part of a garment! Trade School will supply everything except the garment you use for your sleeve refashion. Basic knowledge of how to operate a sewing machine (threading, forward & backward stitching, sewing straight seams & sewing curved seams) is highly recommended since we will be using sewing machines in class.

Bring one of the following:
a spiral bound graph paper notebook
any kind of heirloom flower, fruit, or veggie seeds
fresh local produce
homemade/paper crafted/collaged bookmarks or stationary (the zanier, the better!)
organic dark chocolate or whole bean coffee
raw local honey
various canning jars with unused lids
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie is a human being who fervently believes in the power and importance of true craftsmanship. She believes that nearly every facet of life can be enhanced by the art of craftsmanship - whether it’s cooking, eating, writing, conversing or simply BEING. Sophie is an improviser, composer and bandleader with a desire to inspire others to appreciate jazz music. She's also become enamored with the crafts of knitting, crocheting, fine tailoring and garment design and has made most of her own clothes!

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Jun 13, 2015 Saturday

Clothing Refashion 202: Silhouette

11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Clothing refashion can be as simple as adding or subtracting elements from existing garments to make them better fit your personal style. It often includes making silhouette adjustments so that it better fits YOU. We will discuss basic fit adjustments and more complicated silhouette overhauls, and then we will break into groups and practice one on an ill-fitting, TOO BIG garment (garment provided). Take these skills home with you and start making your clothes FIT! You should know the basics of sewing machine operation: (threading, sewing straight & curved seams, sewing stretchy fabrics) since we will be using sewing machines in class. If you are not an intermediate sewer, it is strongly recommended that you attend Clothing Refashion 101 and 201. Please bring your sewing machine if you can. Make sure it has thread, a full bobbin & a good needle!

Bring one of the following:
a spiral bound graph paper notebook
any kind of heirloom flower, fruit, or veggie seeds
fresh local produce
homemade/paper crafted/collaged bookmarks or stationary (the zanier, the better!)
organic dark chocolate or whole bean coffee
raw local honey
various canning jars with unused lids
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie is a human being who fervently believes in the power and importance of true craftsmanship. She believes that nearly every facet of life can be enhanced by the art of craftsmanship - whether it’s cooking, eating, writing, conversing or simply BEING. Sophie is an improviser, composer and bandleader with a desire to inspire others to appreciate jazz music. She's also become enamored with the crafts of knitting, crocheting, fine tailoring and garment design and has made most of her own clothes!

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Visual Storytelling

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

This interactive workshop will show you the skills needed to analyze, critique, and re-imagine works of visual media such as television, film, photography, etc. We'll focus on language, concepts and standard techniques used to tell stories and convey meaning in various genres and formats. You can use these skills to better understand how writers, directors and producers use coded language to communicate with audiences of any visual media! Please bring a print ad from a magazine, newspaper, or mailbox flyer for an in-class exercise.

Bring one of the following:
fresh herbs
freshly baked goods
packaged local coffee or tea
various cat or dog supplies (food, litter, toys, leashes, collars, etc.) to donate to FACE on Mass Ave
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Sheila Plank

Sheila believes in changing the world - one conversation at a time, and in "being the change you hope to see." She is a writer and independent filmmaker who hopes to empower others to find their own authentic voice.

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