SEWING WORKSHOPS ARE NOW FULL!
ArtPlace Workshop, Spring 2017
ArtPlace WorkShop is a FREE youth apprentice program with classes in Art, Sewing and Carpentry taught by professional artists, designers and builders. The purpose of the program is to teach entry level job skills with an emphasis on design, craftsmanship and artistic excellence.
Class attendance and participation are critical to the success of each student and the group’s work, and students will be expected to meet high standards. ArtPlace WorkShop is offered at no cost to students due to generous contributions from businesses and private donors. It costs $325 per student each semester to conduct this program, so we are grateful to our donors for investing in our youth.
Students accepted into the ArtPlace Workshop program will:
• Learn basic skills in fun hands-on classes
• Apprentice with professional artists in small classes
• Explore options for a life in art/design/construction
• Have opportunities to create and sell artwork at the ArtPlace Gallery
Project Runway Greenwood - Application Deadline is January 23, 2017
Level 1 Sewing Workshop with Yolande van Heerden
(Ages 12-18) 4:00-5:30 / Mon & Wed / February 1 – March 29 (8 weeks) + 2 Saturday workshops TBA
If you have been wanting to learn the basics in using a sewing machine, this class is for you. You will learn your way around the sewing machine, including how to wind the bobbin, thread the machine, perform general maintenance, and use of a variety of sewing machine feet. You will make a few starter creations and a beginner dress for our fabulous fashion show, PROJECT RUNWAY GREENWOOD! We will also visit Delta State University and tour their FASHION MERCHANDISING DEPARTMENT. What we require is a willing and go get 'em attitude and someone who wants to be part of our winning group. An interview is required as part of the application process.
Level 2 Sewing Workshop with Yolande van Heerden
(Ages 12-18) 4:00-5:30 / Tue & Thu / February 2 – March 30 (8 weeks) + 2 Saturday workshops TBA
Level 2 is a workshop for those students who have completed Level 1. Students will continue to build confidence and accuracy with their sewing and make a dress as well as a few other creative items to showcase at our fashion show, PROJECT RUNWAY GREENWOOD! This group will also be introduced to sergers, how to thread them and perform general maintenance, which is crucial in maintaining good running machines. We will also visit Delta State University and tour their FASHION MERCHANDISING DEPARTMENT. What we require is a willing and go get 'em attitude and someone who wants to continue to be part of our winning group.
Carpentry - Fall 2016
(Ages 14-18) 4:00-6:00 / Mon & Thu / Sept 20 – Nov 10
WANT TO BUILD THINGS? Students learned about architectural drawings, design basics, construction techniques and proper usage of tools. The carpentry class seeks to inspire youth to view design and construction as methods for change in our community and to teach entry level skills for employment opportunities in the construction field.