How to Make Art Jackets: One-of-a-Kind, Crafted, Hand Painted, Upcycled Garments
Free LIVE Training w/ Susan Epperly
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Live and Free*: May 11-13, 2020!
from 11:00am-2pm ET
(8-11am PT, 9-12pm MT,
10-1pm CT, 3-6pm GMT)
About the course
Good CRAFTERnoon! I’m so glad that you’re interested in the art pieces that come out of my “Slow Fashion Atelier” and that you want to learn how to make your very own Art Jackets: one-of-a-kind, lovingly crafted, hand painted, stitched & embellished upcycled garments.
This course will involve sourcing gently used garments that deserve to be majestically reincarnated into treasured, heirloom quality wearable art pieces. Your creative vision and artistic talents will elevate the garments that you choose from neglected castoﬀs into glorious works of art.
This course will involve sourcing, planning, designing, painting, crafting, stitching, embroidering, and embellishing. So, be ready to bring all of your creative talents and inspiration to this course. The beauty of creating Art Jackets is that it combines so many diﬀerent types of art, craft, design, and and other creative disciplines, and no two Art Jackets will be the same! Each one is a unique work of art that you’ll be proud to wear, gift or sell.
During this course:
- You will be inspired to view used garments as raw materials for creating imaginative, upcycled works of art.
- You will choose a denim jacket from your closet or from a charity shop that you will transform into an amazing, one-of-a-kind Art Jacket.
- You will adorn your chosen jacket with a portrait using acrylic paints.
- You will embellish the portrait that you have created with trims, reclaimed garment remnants, notions, beads, crystals, and any other types of adornments that tickle your fancy.
- By the end of this class, you will have designed and created an incredible wearable work of art that will turn heads and start conversations wherever it’s worn!
About The Instructor
Throughout my entire life, there are two roles that have always been a natural ﬁt for me: that of an artist and that of a teacher.
Over the course of my adult life, I have enjoyed working as an Artist, a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language, and for the past ﬁfteen years, as a full time Massage Therapist. I have always felt that I learn AT LEAST as much from my students & clients as they learn from me. I love visiting, chatting, learning about other folks' lives and desires, and oﬀering resources to the people I encounter to help them achieve their own unique goals.
Crafting has been a type of sanity-saving therapy for me for as long as I can remember. From drawing, crafting, and making as a child in hospital rooms during my Daddy's battle with cancer and subsequent death, to creating a "Chemo Coloring Book" during my own cancer battle in 2017, creating has always been my salvation.
Most recently, after all Massage Therapy practices in my state were mandated to close due to the social distancing requirements necessitated by COVID-19, I have turned to my crafting talents to try to not only calm my nerves and salvage my sanity, but also to replace my livelihood.
I think that there are few sororities that are more dedicated to camaraderie than that of crafters. Crafters almost invariably treasure not just the personal fulﬁllment of creating, but also the joy of sharing techniques, tricks, tips, and ideas with their fellow craft enthusiasts. I love the spirit and vision of Curious Mondo because ultimately it exists to spark ideas, inspire creativity, and proliferate artistic expression.