In an earlier post, I mentioned how I loved my visit to Moore College of Art and Design, in Philadelphia. Well, I signed up for an evening continuing education class. I originally wanted to get into the Sewing Design class, but that isn’t offered until July.
Let me digress here. When I mentioned to the “namakus” that I was going to school, they had the sweetest responses. One wanted to know if the school will give me apple sauce and hot dogs for snack, just like they do at her school. The other one asked if I’ll be napping at my school. When I told them I was going to night school, they both shouted, “so you’re sleeping at school?”
So back to the school story. As the sewing class isn’t being offered this semester, I decided to sign myself up for the Fashion Studies Foundation class. I attend class one night a week, for 3 hours and I’m truly enjoying it, especially the design part. There’s six of us in the class and I am not the youngest, if you’re wondering.
I’ve been sketching a lot of croquis (crow-kee’), a French word which means a rough preliminary sketch of a body. Croquis are a favorite for designers because it helps them organize their designs into a collection. For a sewer like myself, I want to make and also organize my sketches and the things I make in my own “croquis” book. I wanted to share some of the basic sketches I’ve drawn and I also wanted to make them “on the plus side”.
This Pacific woman in Philly will try to share more of her sketches in upcoming blogs. Hoping you’ll enjoy your crafting journey.