November 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sonoma Community Center, Fiber Arts Studio - Room 201
276 East Napa Street
CA 95476
$10 / Class
Eric Jackson
(707) 938-4626 x3
The Costume Collective - “Anne” Edition @ Sonoma Community Center, Fiber Arts Studio - Room 201

The Costume Collective – “Anne” Edition

Sundays, November 4th-18th, 12:00-4:00pm

Monday, November 5th, 6:30-8:30pm

Sunday, November 25th, 2:00-4:00pm

Room- Fiber Studio, Room 201

Instructor – Janis Snyder


Enrollment is closed…HOWEVER, drop-ins are still welcome $10/a class!  Come by if you’ve been curious.


The Costume Collective returns for the opportunity to work alongside Sonoma Arts Live’s Costume Designer for the winter musical, ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.  This hands-on class will teach about the collaborative and fast-paced process of being a designer for a live stage production. Students will participate in executing the specific needs of costume fittings, costume altering, building articles of clothing from scratch, and more.  Leave the Costume Collective with the pride and pleasure of seeing your work worn onstage in the actual show. All supplies will be provided. Sewing experience useful however not necessary.

Each enrolled student will have the chance to watch a full dress rehearsal and be given a free ticket to ANNE OF GREEN GABLES! with the purchase of another ticket, as well as credit in the production program.

“It’s one of the best things I’ve done in my adult life”  – Linda S.,  1st Costume Collective Class

Instructor Bio –  

Janis Jennings Snyder brings many years of experience in all aspects of art and design including 16 years as a professional muralist, 20 years as a graphic designer and over 10 years as an interior designer.  In addition, Janis was an actor in San Francisco and Los Angeles, both on stage and television. She has also worked as a set and costume designer.

In 2012, Janis merged several of her talents to open Bella Vita Sonoma, a popular women’s clothing boutique on the Sonoma Plaza. Her love for vintage with a desire for quality required Janis to carefully curate a special collection.

Janis first got involved in designing clothing at an early age, and as a native Southern Californian, used to make treks to Pasadena’s Rose Bowl swap meet to buy vintage clothing she would then rework into her own design. As such, she created her own style (inspired by vintage) when she was still in high school.

Janis began working with Transcendence Theatre Company in 2015 to curate cohesive looks for that season. The 2015 holiday show tapped into her creative capacity further to design and make a few costumes in addition to curating. In 2016 Janis was the Costume Designer for all of TTC’s 6 shows and as a result, Janis won Broadway World, Best Costume Design (Local) for Dance the Night Away – Broadway Under the Stars.