Wearable Art 101
“By ‘wearable art’ I mean pieces that are timeless, artistic, and unique, but not so extravagant that they cannot be worn by most people. Unlike fashion, which reflects the fleeting preferences of a season’s market, wearable art may be worn for different occasions throughout the year, while continuing to make its wearer feel special for an endless number of years.” —Maria da Conceicao
In this class you will learn how to approach your clothing as an artistic medium. We will explore tools and techniques for constructing, altering and decorating clothing and how those techniques can be applied to express your personal style and social values through your wardrobe. You will go home with many ideas for how to make your own unique, affordable, eco-friendly clothing, jewelry and accessories, starting with what’s already in your closet.
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library
1630 Seventh St. NW
Washington, DC 20001