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WORKSHOP DETAILS | JANUARY 19, 2020
*Please note, this workshop has been rescheduled from January 12th, 2020 to January 19th, 2020
10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Location | AAFF OFFICE
203 E Emma Ave, Ste A
Springdale, AR 72764

AAFF is hosting an “Introduction to Basic Quilting” Sewing workshop on Sunday, January 19th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The course will be taught by Carolyn King, former costume designer for Depot Theatre in Duluth, MN. In this course, you will learn the basics of how to use a sewing machine, how to measure and cut fabric, and how to quilt a simple hot pad. This class is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning how to quilt or sew and is looking for a place to start!

To register: https://stubs.net/event/2831/introduction-to-basic-quilting

This class is limited to 12 students, so please reserve your spot early!

Any question regarding this class can be sent to Rachel Woody-Pumford, Educational Program Coordinator, at rachel@arkansasfashion.org

WORKSHOP DETAILS | JANUARY 28, 2020
6:00 pm- 7:30 pm

Location | AAFF OFFICE
203 E Emma Ave, Ste A
Springdale, AR 72764

AAFF is hosting the second workshop in our Event Production Series: Introduction to Backstage Production.

This workshop is for anyone who has ever wanted to know more about what happens behind the scenes or has wanted to volunteer backstage at NWA Fashion Week.

Learn from Christopher Smith, the owner and operator of Rumwolf Video Productions, a visual arts studio and live event production company based in Bentonville, AR. He will share everything you need to know about an event’s backstage and how to run it based on his nearly decade of experience as a Director of Event Technologies, Technical Supervisor, and AV Coordinator, as well as leading production for Arkansas’ premier fashion show, NWA Fashion Week.

This event is free and open to the public.

WORKSHOP DETAILS | FEBRUARY 9, 2020
10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Location | AAFF OFFICE
203 E Emma Ave, Ste A
Springdale, AR 72764

Join Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum on Sunday, February 9th for our first Upcycling Workshop! Carolyn King will teach a workshop on how to upcycle once-loved clothing to give it new life.

In this class, Carolyn will teach students how to upcycle a dress into an apron perfect for everyday use. Feel free to bring your own dress that you would like to upcycle or choose from one of the dresses provided.

This class is perfect for beginners who want the chance to think creatively about how to repurpose unworn items in their closet to reuse again.

Reserve your spot in the class at: https://stubs.net/event/2861/apron-upcycling-workshop

Questions regarding the class can be sent to rachel@arkansasfashion.org

EVENT DETAILS | Spring NWA Fashion Week 2020  April 16th – April 18th   Be sure to save these dates for our highly anticipated Spring 2020 NWA Fashion Week Shows!


OUR MISSION

Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum exists to provide educational opportunities and professional support for aspiring avant-garde fashion designers, artists, and other creative professionals who are committed to building a vibrant and inspired creative fashion community in Arkansas. 

  • Student designer showcases
  • Educational and professional development workshops
  • Public speaker series
  • Small batch manufacturing projects

Our goal is to create a self-sustaining fashion industry here in Arkansas and to provide job and creative opportunities to members of our creative community.

Through educational and workshop opportunities, we strive to develop and enhance professional skills and knowledge by working with aspiring designers,  photographers, models, hair stylists, makeup artists, videographers and other creative professionals. 

Designer: Basana Chhetri, Photographer: Sadie Rucker

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