Celebrities from Lady Gaga to Katy Perry to Beyonce are strutting their stuff in the hottest new material-- latex! This class will introduce you to all of the tools and techniques you need to work with latex as a construction material. We'll discuss the different types of latex and their properties, the patterning needed to get a good fit to your clothing, the tools and materials needed to work with latex, different techniques for cutting and gluing pieces together, and finishing techniques to wrap up a project. The final product of this class will be either a set of latex briefs or a latex miniskirt, depending on student preference.
The goal of this class will be for students to take away an understanding of how to manufacture latex clothing and use it as a creative medium, and to walk away with either latex briefs or a latex miniskirt.
Students will purchase some inexpensive materials from the instructor on the first day of class.
Instructor Biography: Dawnamatrix (Dawn Mostow)
Dawn Mostow, also known as Dawnamatrix, is the reigning 2010 Miss Rubber World and owns the haute couture latex clothing company Dawnamatrix Designs. Her latex fashions are worn by models internationally. She holds an MFA from Pratt Institute, NYC and is a Massachusetts State certified art teacher.
Session 1: 9/12/2010, 11 AM - 2 PM @ 561 Windsor St, Unit A306, Somerville MA
Session 2: 9/19/2010, 11 AM - 2 PM @ 561 Windsor St, Unit A306, Somerville MA
Session 3: 9/26/2010, 11 AM - 2 PM @ 561 Windsor St, Unit A306, Somerville MA
Session 4: 10/3/2010, 11 AM - 2 PM @ 561 Windsor St, Unit A306, Somerville MA
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a 40,000 sq. ft. member-based non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville MA, dedicated to making creativity a way of life. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design & fabrication by offering:
* Shared design and fabrication tools and equipment in our various community workshops.
* A large range of publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans.
* Various monthly membership structures allowing access to our facility.
* On-site studio and storage rentals allowing members to create and store projects on-site.
* Hosting local craft-related events to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship.