On November 20 I was a guest speaker for “Artists as Activists and Change Agents” class for Human Ecology at Otis College of Art and Design. I focused on Full Circle: re-birth of a tree, how it lead to wearable art. Plus I surprised the student by giving them 45 minutes to create some wearable art. Afterwards we held a fashion show and photo shoot! It was super fun. As soon as I said start they started running like they were on Project Runway.
They made some fantastic pieces. A working rain coat. An outfit for royalty. A prom/wedding dress. And an array of accessories including a working belt! All out of discarded items I brought to class. They were all given one element as a theme and one plastic tablecloth as a base.