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Art Thrives: Sewing and Design (Ages 55 and Up)

Mon, July 31st at 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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NOMA’s Art Thrives program creates opportunities exclusively for adults ages 55 and up to learn new skills while building community and having fun. In collaboration with ricRACK NOLA and in conjunction with the special exhibition Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour on view from July 21 – November 26, 2023 we invite you to join us for an eight-session sewing and design course!

Fiber, textiles, and adornment take the spotlight in this workshop. Participants will work with professional sewists to learn technical sewing skills while drawing inspiration from Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour, using imagination and resourcefulness to design and create projects they are proud of. Principles of re-use, repurpose and “greener” ways to dress will be highlighted while also honing their ability to display & present their creations. The course culminates in a fun and sustainable showcase that highlights the your design process and showcases your creations to friends and family.

The Art Thrives Sewing and Design Course is for both beginners and advanced students. Space is limited and advanced registration is required.

Please contact jrjohnson@noma.org or 504.658.4140 for more information or to inquire about future Art Thrives programs

$160 for the entire course | $120 for members


Additional Program Information

Program Schedule

Class time is 2–4:30 pm on these dates:

Week 1:
Monday, Jul 31, 2023
Tuesday, Aug 1, 2023

Week 2:
Monday, Aug 7, 2023
Tuesday, Aug 8, 2023

Week 3:
Monday, Aug 14, 2023
Tuesday, Aug 15, 2023

Week 4:
Monday, Aug 21, 2023
Tuesday, Aug 22, 2023

Friday, Aug 25, 2023

Participants are expected to attend all 8 sessions of this course.

What You’ll Need

Please wear clothing and shoes that you are comfortable in. All materials used to create your designs are included with registration.

What You’ll Get

You’ll receive pencils and notebooks for sketching, as well as the designs you create throughout the course.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is available on a first come, first served basis. Please complete a brief form requesting financial assistance, and a staff member will reach out to you soon.

Apply for Financial Assistance

About The rickRACK NOLA

ricRACK combines creative skill building with environmental responsibility by offering meaningful opportunities to youth and adults to re-use donated clothing, textiles, and craft materials. This mission builds on increased public and industry awareness of sustainability and waste reduction within the fashion industry. They aim to provide economic opportunities through skill sharing and creative reuse while reducing waste in the textile industry. By impacting our community through education in the fiber arts and fashion industry, ricRACK envisions a world that fosters waste reduction, sustainability, creative expression and entrepreneurship. For more information visit www.ricracknola.com.

NOMA’s Art Thrives programs are supported by E.A. Michelson Philanthropy.


Mon, July 31st
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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