This winter, South Shore Arts offers a workshop for teens ad tweens ages 10-17 who love plushies and quirky, cuddly Kawaii-themed toys. This three-part sewing workshop will run on three consecutive Saturday afternoons, February 12, 19, and 26, at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, in Munster. Classes will run from 2-4pm.
Participants will learn how to hand-sew, pattern draft, and come out feeling like they can tackle the most adorable plush of them all! What is “Kawaii”? Kawaii is the Japanese term for all things cuddly and cute. During this unique three-part mini session on learning hand sewing basics, students will be provided with a variety of templates and textures from which to choose from when designing their own adorable and one-of-a-kind plush softie.
Instructor Fawn Syzmoniak’s knowledge, expertise, and whimsical nature make her an ideal instructor to skillfully guide this workshop that will combine the basics of hand sewing with quirky and contemporary kawaii themes. Fawn has published more than ten novels and fifteen graphic novels, with her specialty being fantasy, Kawaii, anime, and manga-styled art. For South Shore Arts, she has taught many classes including the Intro to Manga class, Photoshop, and Fantasy Drawing.
Out of an abundance of caution proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required for all participants ages 5 and over. Valid proof of vaccination is the only way to guarantee class space. Participants must have received the COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks prior to the start of the first day of all in-person classes.
To learn more about the program, including dates, times, and links for participation, please visit www.SouthShoreArtsOnline.org or contact Director of Education Natalie Heath at 219/836.1839, ext. 101.