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Floral Art: Dress Making

WORKSHOP DETAILS | FEBRUARY 26, 2020
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location | Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery
6461 E Guy Terry Rd
Springdale, AR 72764

Join Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum, Samantha’s Garden, and Sassafras Springs Vineyard & Winery for the second class in a three part series of Floral Art. This workshop will focus on the art of making a dress out of freshly cut florals as seen on the Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week Runway designed and created by Diana Thompson and her Samantha’s Garden team. 

This workshop is able to be taken as an individual class, or as part of the Floral Art Series. The other classes in this series include Introduction to Florals (2/19) and Master of Installation (4/29)

Come learn how to make a truly unique piece from a floral expert at a beautiful local venue! This class is something that you do not want to miss! 

Each class in this series costs $60, however you can save 10% if you sign up for 2 of the classes or 20% if you pre-register for all 3!

Reserve your spot in the class at: https://stubs.net/event/2904/floral-art-dress-making

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

Conversations for Change: Unpacking White Privilege and Prejudice

EVENT DETAILS | MARCH 1, 2020
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location | Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum Office
203 E Emma Ave, Ste A
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Please Join Us!
ĒLXR Yoga Lounge and Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum are partnering to present our second edition of ‘Conversations for Change’ – A Film Screening and Group Discussion to take on the topics of inclusiveness, anti-racist practice, and white privilege.

We aim to create a thoughtful workspace for women of color and white women to join together to discuss how we can work as a community to fight oppressive social norms and better understand each other. Most especially, we want to create an entry point for white women who want to participate as anti-racist allies but may not have the right tool-kit or know how to enter the conversation.

We are here to talk through it! We will screen Red Table Talk’s Episode, “Unpacking White Privilege and Prejudice” and use it as a jumping off point for a group discussion. Feel free to watch it in advance to come prepared with questions!
Red Table Talk: https://z-m-www.facebook.com/watch/?v=322049678665001

Bring your own beverages, snacks, and open mind. Come prepared to speak openly and honestly about your questions and experiences.

Fashion Forward: Incubating the Fashion Industry in NWA

PANEL DETAILS | MARCH 15, 2020
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location | Starr Theater at Walton Arts Center
495 W. Dickson St
Fayetteville, AR 72701

The Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum presents Fashion Forward: Incubating the Fashion Industry in NWA. This panel discussion with industry experts will center around the future for the fashion industry in Northwest Arkansas.

Panelist include:
Gabrielle Korn, Director of Fashion and Style at Refinery29
Kerin Rose Gold, Celebrity Accessory Designer A-Morir Studio
Brittany Allen, fashion designer on Project Runway on Bravo.

Panel will be moderated by Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum CEO, Robin Atkinson, for a discussion on the potential to incubate a hub for the industry here in NWA.

Start Theater at the Walton Arts Center
Doors open at 6:30
Talk at 7:00
$15 for students
$20 advance / $25 at the door

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

WORKSHOP DETAILS | APRIL 29, 2020
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location | Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery
6461 E Guy Terry Rd
Springdale, AR 72764

Join Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum, Samantha’s Garden, and Sassafras Springs Vineyard & Winery for the third class in a three part series of Floral Art. This workshop will focus on the art of floral design. It is the perfect class for anyone who has every been inspired by elaborate floral installations or the dresses made from freshly cut florals as seen on the Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week Runway designed and created by Diana Thompson and her Samantha’s Garden team. 

This workshop is able to be taken as an individual class or as part of the Floral Art Series, however this class is not recommended to beginners unless they are taking at least one other class in this series. The other classes in this series include Introduction to Florals (2/19) and Dress Making (2/26)

Come learn how to make a truly unique piece from a floral expert at a beautiful local venue! This class is something that you do not want to miss! 

Each class in this series costs $60, however you can save 10% if you sign up for 2 of the classes or 20% if you pre-register for all 3!

Reserve your spot in the class at: https://stubs.net/event/2904/floral-art-dress-making

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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