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Free Open Trashion Design Studio & All Star Demo’s

February 12 @ 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

Date: Monday, February 12
 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Total Sessions:
 Robert Stickley
Location: Room 201, Fiber Arts Studio
Skill Level:
All Levels 
Registration Fee:

About the class

Curious about creating a Trashion Fashion runway outfit, an upcycled Trashion Barbie and don’t know where to start? 

We offer free open design studios where you can find your Trashion community, work and collaborate and – NEW – this year; we have added demonstrations with hand on advice from past Trashion designers. January 29th will feature Trashion Fashion Sonoma founder and master designer, Margaret Hatcher who will share her design concepts, sources of inspiration, construction techniques and advice for creating a successful Trashion design. February 12th features long time participant and winning designer, Robert Stickley sharing his one of a kind creations come to life from rubbish to the runway! On February 26th, we have Erica Warren, City of Sonoma’s Environmental Compliance Analyst highlighting local trash collection resources and turning trash to fashion. 

In addition, come and have access to space, tools, supplies and recycled materials or BYOT (Bring your own Trash!)

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructor

Robert Stickley

Trashionista / Designer / Artist

Born on the border of Scotland and England, long time local artist, Robert Stickley, has spent the last 36 years creating in Sonoma.  Robert has won numerous Best of Show and First Place awards for his vibrant pastel landscapes, abstract acylics, and two and three dimensional mixed media collages.  Exhibitions include Sonoma Art Trails as well as solo exhibitions in Bump Cellars; Fogline Vineyards Gallery; Sonoma Valley Bank; First Interstate Bank; and the Artisan Gallery in Mill Valley.
In 2014 Robert was the Artist in Residence at Pinnacles National Park.  This experience was a highlight in his artistic journey.  Being immersed for two months, distraction free, amidst the inspirational landscape of Pinacles was an honor and a painter’s dream come true.
Another highlight in his experience is Trashion Fashion.  As a five time participant and prize winner, he both designs and models three dimensional wearable collage costumes made from various and sundry ‘things’ he finds on the street, in the trash, or wherever.   Robert characterizes his work as “Absolute RUBBISH”.
Robert’s work is in private collections both locally and around the world.

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