Leathercrafting and Textile Recycling (4:00 – 5:00pm)

$60.00

Grades K-2

Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

In order to reduce fabric waste, students will first learn about the harmful effects of fast fashion. Each child will be asked to bring in an old t-shirt to turn into a reusable tote/grocery bag, which will involve some light sewing and/or creative knot-tying. Next, they will craft their own Native American Shaman-inspired medicine bags out of scrap leather and leather cord. They will explore cutting, stitching, ripping, and pinning to their heart’s content, and will end by creating a unique design of their own choosing with leftover fabric and the techniques they’ve picked up over the four-week class. Preregistration by December 27, 2021 required.

  • Session: 4 weeks (January 4 – 25, 2022)
  • Cost: $60/session.
  • Class Size: Minimum of 5 students required to run class.
  • Class Location: Every Nation Cincinnati Church (3722 Clifton Avenue)
  • Walkover Service: available and provided for children attending Fairview-Clifton German Language School

Health & Safety Measures: All CCAC Staff, Teachers, and Participants must follow CCAC’s Covid-19 Preparedness Measures and Requirements for Participation when attending class in-person.

About the Instructor: Sharee N. Allen

Sharee Allen has lived a nomadic lifestyle in seven U.S. cities and abroad. She earned her BA in Fine Art from Alfred University in western New York, and an MA in Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Her Master’s thesis researched adolescents, social media, and the role of self-portraiture in identity formation. Sharee’s professional photography career began onboard the cruise ship MS Amsterdam in 2010, where she traveled to six continents and focused on commissioned photos. Upon her return to the States, she took on positions for Rolling Stone, Lomography, Freestyle Photo, Cincinnati Refined, and Polly Magazine.
Since returning to Cincinnati in 2015, she has earned licensure in Art Therapy and Marriage and Family Therapy, which she uses in her private practice @groundswellspychotherapy. Sharee teaches at Manifest’s community darkroom and is also founder of the local nonprofit Give & Take Photos.

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