We seem to have missed spring and gone straight from winter to summer. Its been really hot here, and I have spent the say indoors teaching. But it was a good day – I ran the first of 4 fashion workshops for families with about 12 participants of all ages. We started the course by doing drawings and collages about ourselves and then some drawing outside of the school building, looking at details and shapes in the architecture. We then had fun dressing up in clothes back-to-front, on heads, around arms etc to inspire about new shapes and styles. Then all the participants had a go at designing some clothes or accessories taking ideas from the 3 sets of drawings / collages they had done during the day. Some fantastic ideas came out of this creative session and hopefully some exciting pieces will be created in the next few sessions. In the next session we will start working with fabric and look at ways of customising clothes. I haven’t got any pictures, but will be sure to get some of the next session.