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Tenneh W.

Jersey City, NJ

$45/hour

Funky Cool Designer Sewing Instructor

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 8 ratings
I found Tenneh to be a very patient & knowledgeable
— P, Hackensack, NJ on 9/2/16

$45/Hour


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University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Academy of Art University
Master's

Education

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Academy of Art University (Master's)

About Tenneh

After obtaining a bachelors in Fashion Design from the University of Rhode Island and Masters of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from the Academy of Arts University, I have worked for over 10 years in the garment industry. I’ve worked as a design/sewing instructor, fashion designer, fashion illustrator, garment pattern maker, and technical designer. The joy of being a designer inspired me to venture in to entrepreneurship and develop my own fashion brand! I’m fascinated with mixing, contrasting and matching various kaleidoscopic hues of colors, fabrics, accessories and textures to create fashionable apparel. While developing my brand, I also work as a dressmaker and sew clothing for private clients. Furthermore, I’ve developed design courses for art studios and after school youth programs. My well rounded design background, enables me to efficiently teach design development and sewing techniques!

I teach because I enjoy meeting new people and sharing the art of garment development! As an experienced fashion design and sewing instructor, I’ve taught children, teenagers and adults how to create garments, from conception to a three dimensional product. The conceptualization process for garments and/or accessories includes a supportive customized lesson plan on portfolio development, pattern drafting, fabric applications, sewing, flats illustration and fashion illustration (drawings by hand using multiple mediums, or computer aided design tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator).

My tutoring strategy is to encourage students to embrace their creativity and confidently express themselves through design. Creativity development may include pulling inspiration from nature, pop culture, society, world culture and inner self. For those who are solely interested in sewing, I teach hand and machine sewing techniques to demonstrate various types of garment construction. I modify lesson plans according to each student wants and needs. Lesson plans are designed to create an interactive and fun learning platform in which students can successfully achieve their goals. Tutoring can be conducted at a convenient location, or my home. I look forward to helping you learn and accomplish your goals! You can contact me if you’ll like to see my designs, sewn garments and artwork!
After obtaining a bachelors in Fashion Design from the University of Rhode Island and Masters of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from the Academy of Arts University, I have worked for over 10 years in the garment industry. I’ve worked as a design/sewing instructor, fashion designer, fashion illustrator, garment pattern maker, and technical designer. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Jersey City, NJ 07305

"I found Tenneh to be a very patient & knowledgeable"

- P, Hackensack, NJ on 9/2/16

"Amazing, I definitely recommend!!"

- Ajee, New York, NY on 2/28/16

"Patient and knowledgeable"

- Karen, Linden, NJ on 12/8/15
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Drawing

I offer drawing in terms of Fashion Illustration.

I Studied fashion design at University of Rhode Island and Academy of Arts University. I have taken courses and taught courses on drawing, fashion illustrations and fashion rendering.

Sewing

I currently sew customized clothing and accessories for my fashion brand and clientele. I studied sewing at the Academy of Art and University of Rhode Island and graduated from both. I currently provide private tutoring in sewing and design.

I Love, love love to sew :D

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Academy of Art University
Master's

Education

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Academy of Art University (Master's)

I found Tenneh to be a very patient & knowledgeable

Tenneh taught me how to read a pattern to make a pencil skirt, how to lay the pattern out with the fabric, how to cut the pattern & fabric, how to extend the pattern to fit my measurements, & gave me her tried & true tips & shortcuts to try. I'm looking forward to my next sewing lesson with her!

— P, Hackensack, NJ on 9/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tenneh will travel within 20 miles of Jersey City, NJ 07305.