Past Classes with Kristen
Summer Schedule 2015
Beginning Sewing and Fashion Design for High School Students at O'Hanlon Center for the Arts
Are you considering a career in fashion design? Maybe you want to design and make your own clothing or home decor?
In this series of classes we will explore basic sewing techniques while having tons of fun. With just a few basic sewing skills many beautiful and useful items can be created. Learning should be fun! I will help take the frustration out of sewing and bring out the creativity in each student. Wearing your own handmade clothing is wonderful and empowering.
During each class I will give tutorials on several samples. Samples include: pants, skirt, elastic casing, zippers, darts, pleats, gathers, and many more. All samples are miniature sizes and will be organized in the students three ring binder for future reference.
Students will pick projects based on their interest and skill level. Some project choices include: circle skirt, shawl, pillow, infinity scarf and zipper pouch. No previous sewing experience is necessary. Continuing students will be able to pick independent projects of their choice. Students will be encouraged to keep a sketchbook.
For the especially enthusiastic students extra studio time will be available after class form 5-6 pm on most class days. This will give students an opportunity to complete projects and to draw in their sketchbooks.
Classes will be taught at O'Hanlon center for the Arts. We are fortunate to have use of the gallery. For those of you who haven't experienced the O'Hanlon gallery, you are in for a pleasant supprise. The gallery is beautifully sun lit and filled with georgous artwork.
Each student is required to bring their own sewing machine and some basic sewing tools (see list below). Students who do not have a machine can contact the instructor directly to discuss other options. A variety of fabrics will be available for students to make samples and to use for projects. Students are welcome to purchase additional fabric.
Universal sewing machine needles
Jersey or stretch sewing machine needles
Three ring notebook
Pencil and pen
12 inch plastic ruler
Optional Materials List
Small snipping scissors for cutting thread
Roll of tracing paper
Tailor's measuring tape
Tape (scotch tape)
Hand sewing needles
Students who complete the entire series will have a level of independence that will allow them to continue to sew at home with confidence. Beginners are welcome to participate in any or all of the series. In other words, no experience is necessary for any series.
Saturdays Session #1: April 2, 11 & 17
Session #2: May 2, 9 & 16
Session #3: May 30, June 7 (Sunday), June 13, 2pm-5pm
Price $180 or $150 for OHCA members for each 3 class session
$20 materials fee per session to be paid directly to the Instructor
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts
616 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Ladies night out No-sew Shawl
at O'Hanlon Center for the Arts
Wednesday April 29, 7-9pm.
Class fee: $25
Materials fee: $10 per shawl
What could be more fun than socializing, eating tasty treats, and making a gorgeous shawl to go home with? During this two hour class we will make a simple and elegant no-sew shawl. There are several variations to choose from and those especially enthusiastic ladies can make more than one. The variations of this shawl transform it into a gorgeous tank shirt or dress. All materials will be provided, with many color options to choose from. These shawls, look great over tank tops, T-shirts, jeans and leggings. Dress them up or dress them down, they look great either way. The dress variation is perfect for throwing on over your yoga outfit or with some heels for a night on the town. If you have a favorite pin or belt please bring it with you and we can explore the potential of these beautiful shawls. In order to try on your beautiful creation please wear a snug fitting long or short sleeve shirt.
Kids Art Zone with Kristen
Monday-Thursday June 24 - Aug. 22, 2015
* Sign-up by the week or drop-in by the day (space is limited to 6 students per class)
* Each week new topics will be discussed (see description below)
* Each week the fundamentals will be discussed and related to the weekly topic
* Early drop-off and late pick-up by appointment only
* $115 per week or $35 a day for drop-in (if space is available)
Ages 9-14 Time: 10am-12pm
Ages 12-14 Time: 1pm- 3pm
3D Paper Art Camp
Are you crazy about paper art? Then this is the camp for you! In this one week camp we will explore and create non-traditional books and journals, Origami and Kirigami, models of the platonic solids, pop-up sculpture and so much more. Students will also create beautiful patterns on paper and explore color mixing. A class camera will be available for students use for capturing journal images. Reference books will be available for student use. We will be using scissors, glue, colored pencils crayons, markers and paper punches along with the camera and printer. An artist reception will be held on the last day of camp. Please bring a snack and drink as we will be taking a break mid way through class.
Instructor: Kristen McCormack, 5 classes
6/23/14-6/27/14 Course #29760
8/11-8/15 Course #30215
Location: Ring Mtn School
Create your own puppets! In this one week camp we will be making pompom animals, sock puppets and fuzzy monsters. These cute little critters are so much fun to make and to play with. We will also be creating a place for our new friends to hang out. Students will design and create scenery from cardboard, paper markers and fabric. We will use our imagi- nations to create a theater stage, monster salon, general store, hotel, or anything else we can imagine. A class camera will be available for student to photograph their work. Materials include yarn, fabric, felt, paper, cardboard, goggle eyes, buttons, needle and thread, glue, scissors, markers, crayons and so much more. Younger students will have as- sistance with hand sewing, pompom making and any other advanced task. An artist reception will be held on the last day of camp. Please pack a snack and drink as we will be taking a break each day midway through class.
Instructor: Kristen McCormack, 5 classes
7/21/14-7/25/14 Course #30216