In the summer of this year I was back on campus at ArtCenter College of Design working one day a week in the Sewing Lab, where I am also faculty director. It was quite a challenge to conduct class in person and also help students who were stuck in other countries and had to join by Zoom. The rest of my time remained online.
This Fall I am back teaching my Costume Design class on campus with the ability for a student to come in by Zoom if they are stuck at home. Although most students are now working digitally on IPADS because of social distancing issues many still want to draw on paper. I am also doing my demos on my IPAD with Procreate which can be projected behind the model as I draw.
I also continue to teach some classes online. My regular class, Viscom for Wearables is staying online and my Saturday class which is open to the public is also online by Zoom.
Sewing Lab before the Pandemic, was full with 5-6 sections of class every term. Switching totally online was tough but we did it by providing students with home sewing machines to check out for free. Now that we are back, those machines are still available to check out for degree students.
Sewing Lab is a great space to work with a great 180 view of Pasadena, CA
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