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April 11th, 2019

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Text as A Design Element In Garment And Costume Design

Common Threads Collective Offers First Workshop In their Land(ing) Project

Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:00 AM
Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:00 PM
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The Common Threads Collective is excited to offer their first workshop series in their Land(ing) project, supported through the Public Energy artist in residence program and the Ontario Arts Council.

This two-part workshop will focus on text as a design element in garment and costume design and will explore the use of text on cloth for sewists, costume designers, and performers. Over the course of two 3-hour online sessions, you will generate concepts and ideas to be screen printed onto cloth and later incorporated into repurposed garments or props.

With the sessions are being conducted via Zoom, your materials for the workshop will be made available for you for pick up prior to each session. During the first 3-hour session, we will have group discussions to generate text about what home and belonging mean to you. The text will then be screen printed on fabric by the instructor and delivered to you prior to the second session. During the second 3-hour session, you will be asked to create your own costume (or part of a costume) using this fabric through hand or machine sewing and contribute to a group critique of what you’ve created.

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