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Clothing Designs of the World - Creating Your Own Fashions Based on Ethnic Traditions

Beginning with a survey of Japanese classical design — simple, timeless shapes — we cover a wide range of creative concepts: how to maximize design while minimizing waste in fabric; how to make easy to wear, comfortable fitting clothing; and how to design fashions to create the most impact in the market place. All of this is done through analyzing the simple common denominators of so called “ethnic” clothing. In addition to the Japanese, we take a close look at not only classical Chinese, but also South American, African, and Middle Eastern drape to arrive at the basics of simple design for a modern Western life style. Once the basics have been covered, John will introduce the concepts behind his own unique designs. Followed by one-on-one work with each member of the class, you will be able to create simple, basic templates for your own creations, allowing participants to leave with a large assortment of designs with which to begin their own collections. Ideal for artists, designers, weavers, knitters, and anyone interested in a new surge of ideas and inspiration.

Instructor(s): John Marshall
Tuition: $375
Materials: $20
Number of Sessions: 3
Day & Date: Sat, Sun, Mon, 6/14 – 6/16
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Code: VA2610S

John Marshall Lcture and Trunk Show

TEXTURE OF THE LIFE WE LEAD is a broad range, fast paced survey of how we, as humans, incorporate color and texture into our daily lives. Slides depicting a full array of clothing and adornment styles, cultures and time periods help to illustrate this inspiring talk. The presentation will be followed by a trunk show of rich fabrics and exciting fashions — both John Marshall’s unique dye-work and exquisite traditional Japanese pieces will be for sale. This lecture will not be held at Springwater. Check the Spring newsletter for the location or call the shop in the Spring for the location.

Instructor(s): John Marshall
Tuition: $25
Associate Tuition: $20
Number of Sessions: 1
Day & Date: Fri, 6/13
Time: 7 – 9:30
Code: VA2611S
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