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Instructors: Anna Poor & Roanne Kolvenbach
Monday - Friday
July 15 - 19
9am - 12pm
5 Sessions

Inspired by designer Rei Kawakubo's retrospective "Art of the in-between" at the Metropolitan Museum in 2017, this class is an exploration of garment deconstruction and design. Each student will bring in a foundation garment (a shirt, overcoat, pants, suit, grown etc...) to be rebuilt. The class as a whole will discuss each garment's construction and potential redesign. A wide range of additional materials will be available for use. Students will learn to develop patterns, basic sewing machine function and how to deconstruct and rebuild garments to realize their vision.

No sewing experience necessary.


Roanne Kolvenbach has been teaching sewing to kids (ages 4-75)  for the past 6 years in NYC in the public schools and private lessons.
She has had a successful ceramic business and jewelry line for 3 decades.

Anna Poor is a sculptor with deep roots to the Cape. She is a founder and owner of ArtStrand Gallery in Provincetown. She has had numerous one person and group shows and awards, including a mid-career survey in 2010 at Provincetown Art Association and Museum and a Massachusetts Artist fellowship in 2001. In 2016 Poor had a solo exhibition at Studio Arts Center International, Palazzo dei Cartelloni Gallery in Florence, Italy. She is represented by Taylor/Graham Gallery in New York City and Sladmore Contemporary in London, UK. She has been on the board of Castle Hill since 1988 and currently teaches at Lesley University/College of Art and Design.