I have been teaching kids (girls) ages 9-13 how to sew and design for a really excellent Non-profit organization called Coyote Central
since last October. I have to say- I have been having lots of fun. I really did not think that I was the teaching type… or even had anything to say about sewing to children but well- I guess I learned something. My regular class is called Design Sew and Embellish
– and through the school year it is on Saturday morning (all the better for keeping me honest:) but during the summer the class is more like a one week intensive , and it is pretty much full as of now.
Also since October Coyote and I have been talking about and organizing a special workshop in conjunction with (and funded by) the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) for the Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth exhibit that closed this last weekend. I know, I know… my timing is impeccable. We held the 2 day/10hr. workshop for 8 child artist in mid April and debuted the creations at Community Night on May 5th at the SAM. These kids were champions not even wanting to break for lunch!! The Jackets were then displayed at the SAM for the rest of the exhibit and then they will be put in a brand-spanking-new Coyote Central Gallery space!!
Thanks to Chris Barnett for the beautiful Picture of the process and the parade!
So obviously I have been ignoring this here blog. Soooo Sorry!
Here is what has been taking precedence:
I have been teaching a design, sew and embellish class for middle school students. We have been doing lots of sewinging. I will also be having a workshop for “Nick Cave inspired” art in conjunction with an exhibit of his work at the SAM called “Meet Me at the Center of the Earth”. I am really excited about this and have become quite a fan of Nick Caves work and those of you who know me can probably see why:
I will keep you posted on how our own Soundsuit inspired art goes. One of these days I will actually take pictures of my class and how much fun we have for you as well!!
I have also been sewing:
I made this dress by quilting recycled leather, recycled wool and silk for the bodice with silk organza skirt. There is a fully boned corset inside and a heavy exposed zipper down the back.
I am also costuming a play for Theater Schmeater here in Seattle. It is The Twilight Zone 2011. I am really getting my Mad Men fix off of this one. It opens on March 18th and it is sure to be a fun time!! We are doing three episodes:
The Obsolete Man
Time Enough At Last
The Monsters are Due on Maple Street
And it is going to be done pretty much to that late ’50s early ’60 feel even for Obsolete Man which is set in the future.