Teen Clothing Hackers Ages 13-17 1F19
Learn to mend, customize and up-cycle your clothing. Explore fashion trends and discover how to re-use clothing and scrap fabric. Hack garments to better suit your needs, like adding pockets or snaps, create your own patches to mend holes, or add details. Improve hand-stitch, embroidery and weaving techniques, including sashiko. Limit 8 students.
Zahirah Nur Truth
Zahirah Nur Truth is a name in a combination of Arabic and English, which loosely translates into one who manifests and shines the light of truth. Zahirah's truth is art and all of it. She drew and painted constantly as a young girl, and found her true love of the arts after taking on the journey of motherhood. There something was sparked in her and she began painting and claiming her throne as an artist. She is currently in the process of completing her Undergraduate Degree with close attention to Arts Education and Performance at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.
Zahirah makes illustrations, paintings, clothing and jewelry inspired by her African heritage. She is also a performance artist and has performed side by side with the renowned Tim Miller and Pat Olsezko. In recent years she has had the opportunity to perform at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, portraying Alma Stone Williams from Black Mountain College.
She is also an early childhood educator with over 10 years in the field. When she's not painting, she is a self proclaimed vegan chef. She gains insight, joy, wisdom and laughter from her two darling boys who are art creations in their own right.
Early childhood education; painting, drawing, illustration, clothing and jewelry design
Materials & Tools:
All materials provided in class