Origin: WorkshopsFall 2016
Year: Fall 2016
The first workshop in fall 2016, led by artist and sculptor Shelby Head, was on how to transform a T- Shirt or a discarded garment into another object to wear or into a work of art. This is part of a mandatory hands on project that students have to produce by the end of the semester. This seminar is a preparation to get students started. Workshop took place at Queens College on September 21 st, 2016 during class time and will extend for part of the free hour.
In a two part workshop, Brooklyn based designer Tabitha St. Bernard (Tabii Just/Zero Waste) introduced students to her brand and to how she applies her concern for sustainability and ethical design. This was another hands on workshop where students interacted with the designer and used fabric scraps she brought to design their own zero waste objects. In the second workshop, students finished their project and presented it to the class. Students explored issues of labor and how to price their item. Workshops took place at the Graduate Center involving undergraduate and graduate students together. November 9 and November 30, 2016