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Free Trashion Design Open Studios

Recurring event see all

March 4, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

Date: Saturdays, March 4th, 18th, 25th, and April 1st
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Sessions: 4
Instructor: Amanda Ahlborn
Location: Room 201, Fiber Arts Studio
Ages: 18+
Skill Level: All Levels

Come and have access to space, tools, supplies, and recycled materials to work on your runway, barbie, and/or dog trashion fashion design!

Limited space – registration is recommended.
Choose 1 or all 4 of the Open Studio dates.

Whether you, your friends / family members / co-workers are amateur or professional artists, crafters, sewers, welders, builders, knitters, collectors, hoarders, etc. (the list goes on)

We invite you to participate in the upcoming annual Trashion Fashion and help celebrate Sonoma’s creative sustainability events.

Amanda Ahlborn

Instructor / Artist

Bottle caps, gift cards, metal tins, electrical wire, maps, buttons and used coffee bags. I love the challenge of making new things with unconventional materials. I have participated in Trashion fashion for three years now and  I look forward to it every year. I have always been inspired ever since they started the tradition over 12 years ago. I myself I’m a jeweler by trade and my unique style sets me a part because most all my pieces are made 50% or more of recycled materials.

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.

Financial aid is handled on an individual basis. If you think you qualify, follow the link below to apply.

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