Hi Everyone! I'm Alicia, and I grew up just south of Atlanta and graduated from SCAD in Savannah in 2008, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion with an Accessory Design minor. During my 4 year study there, I learned advanced techniques in clothing and accessory construction, surface embellishment, draping, patternmaking, and the business of fashion, as well as a solid foundation in drawing, design and art history. I later spent four years in the New York City fashion industry, selling textiles to designers there, before moving back to Atlanta. These days, I enjoy making clothes and accessories for myself and my friends (if they're lucky) and drawing in my sketchbook for inspiration and meditation.
I would love to teach adults and teens about sewing and/or drawing.
For those interested in sewing, I could help you turn your ideas and designs into reality with either beginner or intermediate level pattern drafting, fabric selection, machine operation and construction tutoring. For example, I recently helped a friend craft a custom dust cover for her kitchen mixer, while introducing her to the basic operation of her home sewing machine. I can make a variety of different products including all types of apparel, interior decorations like curtains and pillows, and some light accessories like bags and cloth hats (unless you have a more heavy-duty machine that can power through leather, in which case I could show you how to operate that as well). I'm always happy to lend the use of my machine, tools, supplies, etc.
For those interested in drawing, I can help you improve your life drawing/ observational drawing skills by working with you through various exercises that I myself learned in the 7 years of drawing classes I took in high school and college, studying things like gesture, negative space, value, measuring techniques, human proportion, perspective, etc. I can help you develop your sketchbook, portfolio, or complete a longer, special project that you have been dreaming of. I usually draw in pencil and marker, but I can help you develop your skills in other media like charcoal, oil pastel, ballpoint pen, whatever suits your fancy. I would ask that you provide the disposable materials like paper, sketchbooks and your chosen medium.
Please send me a message if you need any more information or have any questions at all. I hope I've given you an insight into my interests and passions and why I'd make a great tutor- by helping you discover or re-discover creativity. Thanks for reading!
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