EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

3.24.19 RUNWAY WORKSHOP

CEO and Creative Director of Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum, Robin Atkinson, and NWA Fashion Week’s Director of Modeling, Kathleen Gonzalez met with the designers of Stitches and their models at The Station in Springdale.

Workshop Topics Included:

  • Model Fitting
  • Runway Prep
  • Professionalism for Runway Events,
  • Runway Modeling
  • Runway Practice

3.17.19 MODEL BOOTCAMP

NWA Fashion Week’s Director Director of Modeling, Kathleen Gonzalez, NWAFW’s Assistant Director of Modeling, Rochelle Bailey, and Model Lucie Ramsey led this model bootcamp at Record in Bentonville.

Workshop Topics Included:

  • Professionalism in modeling, what to expect, what to avoid, and how to run your brand like a business
  • Importance of long-term health goals including balanced diets and exercise while discouraging harmful eating habits that can have negative effects on models’ health and well-being by Model and Trainer Dominique Blake
  • Runway Confidence, preparing for center stage

3.15.19 DESIGNER WORKSHOP: COLLECTION CRITIQUE

Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum’s CEO and Creative Director, Robin Atkinson, worked with Omar Bravo and Arely Torres, the designers for Stitches, to help them prepare for their Runway Show for NWA Fashion Week Spring 2019.

3.10.19 MODEL BOOTCAMP

NWA Fashion Week’s Director Director of Modeling, Kathleen Gonzalez, NWAFW’s Assistant Director of Modeling, Rochelle Bailey, and Model Lucie Ramsey led this model bootcamp at Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville.

Workshop Topics Included:

  • Professionalism in modeling, what to expect, what to avoid, and how to run your brand like a business
  • Importance of long-term health goals including balanced diets and exercise while discouraging harmful eating habits that can have negative effects on models’ health and well-being by Model and Trainer Dominique Blake
  • Runway Confidence, preparing for center stage

3.10.19 MAKEUP ARTISTRY FOR RUNWAY WORKSHOP

NWA Fashion Week’s Creative Director of NWA Fashion Week, Kristin Dietrich, and NWA Fashion Week Makeup Team Leads, Pa Xiong, Sam Weidman, Shakayla Canaday, and Vanessa Moates taught classes on makeup artistry for aspiring and professional makeup artists at Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville.

Workshop Topics Included:

  • Professional Advice for Self Promotion of Personal Brand taught by Kristin Dietrich
  • Makeup and Tool Sanitation taught by Kristin Dietrich
  • Diversity and Inclusion for Runway – Makeup for Deep Skin Tones taught by Shakayla Canaday
  • Pushing Creative Boundaries, the Art of Makeup and Avant Garde Runway Looks taught by Sam Weidman
  • Bridal and Ready to Wear Makeup taught by Pa Xiong
  • Men’s Makeup Looks taught by Vanessa Moates

3.10.19 HAIR STYLING FOR RUNWAY WORKSHOP

NWA Fashion Week’s Creative Director of Hair, Brooke Donley, and the NWAFW Team Leads Montinique Davis and Rebecca Kessler-Leon taught classes at Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville to aspiring and professional hair stylists involved in NWAFW Spring 2019 Runway Shows.

Workshop Topics Included:

  • Professional Advice for Self Promotion of Personal Brand taught by Brooke Donley
  • Diversity and Inclusion for Runway – Styling Textured Hair taught by Montinique Davis
  • Vintage-Inspired Hair Styling taught by Rebecca Kessler-Leon
  • Pushing Creative Boundaries, the Art of Hair and Lookbook Review taught by Brooke Donley

2.9.18 BEGINNERS SEWING WORKSHOP

Richard Cotto, designer of The R Gene, taught a sewing workshop geared towards beginners for the women of the Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese at The Center for Nonprofits in Springdale. In this workshop, Richard taught the skills to start sewing and previewed the next steps to become an intermediate sewer to be taught in a future workshop.

Workshop Topics Included:

  • Threading a Machine
  • Basic Stitches
  • Stitching Shapes and Names
  • Several Types of Seams
  • How to Use Basic Patterns

2.8.19 BEGINNERS SEWING WORKSHOP

Richard Cotto, designer of The R Gene, taught a sewing workshop geared towards beginners for the Teen Action Support Center at The Station in Springdale. In this workshop, Richard taught the skills to start sewing and previewed the next steps to become an intermediate sewer to be taught in a future workshop.

Workshop Topics Included:

  • Threading a Machine
  • Basic Stitches
  • Stitching Shapes and Names
  • Several Types of Seams
  • Cutting and Creating Basic Patterns

1.26.19 THE POWER OF AN ITEM- PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Stella Bray-Conrad, the Director Supply Chain Governance on Walmart, developed and taught this workshop to help the students of the Teen Action Support of Center examine why an item is important and the item relationship to the customer. The emphasis of this workshop was on the development of an item with a brief intersection how an item lives within a collection. This was an exploration of the multi-faceted design process.

Workshop Topics Included:

  • Introduction to the Concept of an Item
  • How Items Relate to Customers
  • Practice picking out great items
  • Designing an item

1.12.19 BEGINNERS SEWING WORKSHOP

Ashley Little the designer of Ellen Elaine and her assistant Morgan taught this beginners sewing workshop open to the community at Drake Field in Fayetteville.

Workshop Topics Included:

  • Reading Patterns
  • Thread Machines
  • Technical Terms
  • Cutting and Pressing Technics
  • Accurate Measurements
  • Fabrics

9.16.18 COVERGIRL MAKEUP MASTER CLASS

NWA Fashion Week’s Creative Director of Makeup, Kristin Dietrich taught aspiring and current makeup artists how to create the two most common fall runway looks. The goal of this workshop was to help makeup artists become familiar with products that would be used during NWA Fashion Week Fall 2018 on models of diverse skin tones, build their portfolios, and gain experience using accessible products.

Workshop Topics Included:

  • Classic Fall Makeup
  • Runway Smokey Eye

9.15.18 ARKANSAS COALITION OF MARSHALLESE DESIGNER STUDIO VISITS

Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum CEO and Creative Director, Robin Atkinson checked in with four designers from the Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese, Bodik Joseph, Esry Samuel, Lisa Clarence, and Jola Kaious to help them prepare for NWA Fashion Week Fall 2018.

Workshop Topics Included:

9.9.18 MODEL BOOTCAMP

NWA Fashion Week’s Director Director of Modeling, Kathleen Gonzalez and NWAFW’s Assistant Director of Modeling, Rochelle Bailey led this model bootcamp at Drake Field in Fayetteville.

Workshop Topics Included:

  • Professionalism in modeling, what to expect, what to avoid, and how to run your brand like a business
  • Runway Confidence, Preparing for Center Stage

8.22.18 ARKANSAS COALITION OF MARSHALLESE INTRODUCTION TO RUNWAY DESIGN

Robin Atkinson, CEO and Creative Director of Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum met with designers from the Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese to tell them about participating in NWA Fashion Week Fall 2018, explore their work, and encourage them to share their art and designs with the wider Northwest Arkansas community.

8.19.18 MODEL WORKSHOP

NWA Fashion Week’s Director Director of Modeling, Kathleen Gonzalez and NWAFW’s Assistant Director of Modeling, Rochelle Bailey led this model bootcamp at Drake Field in Fayetteville.

Workshop Topics Included:

  • Professionalism in modeling, what to expect, what to avoid, and how to run your brand like a business
  • Runway Walks
  • Runway Poses
  • Editorial Modeling
  • Safety and Professionalism for Models Working with Photographers and Videographers
  • Editorial Pose Practice In Front of the Camera with Shay Holloway of Phantom Photography