Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Students will learn how to deconstruct, alter, and reconstruct an existing garment using different up-cycling techniques. In the first class, we’ll learn deconstruction by cutting up a garment and adding paint, exploring how to alter and change clothes without sewing. In the second class, students will learn embroidery as a method to create patches and alter clothes. In the last two classes, we’ll combine these skills and learn other sewing skills to help the participant design and create their own garment.

Students should bring old clothing they’d like to upcycle in class; additional garments and upcycling materials will be provided.

  • Age: 16+
  • Session: 3 weeks (January 25 – February 8, 2023)
  • Instructor: Sara Kollig
  • Cost: $135/student
  • Class Size: minimum of 3 students registered to run class; no more than 12 students total
  • Class Location: CCAC @ Short Vine (2728 Short Vine Street).
  • Registration Deadline: January 20, 2023

Sara Kollig
I use figurative oil painting to convey deep personal emotions, such as vulnerability, shame, love, eroticism, rage, and exploration of my identity as an artist. This identity is often at odds with the social constructs of the American midwest, where I reside. Visions of the future and past appear frequently in my work as tools to expand the imagination of the viewer and relate the inner personal world to what is happening outside.