Fashion designer Venus Khosravani will take you through sewing basics, from operating your sewing machine correctly, identifying different types of fabrics, selecting and reading a commercial pattern, and completing a pair of
casual pants. No prior sewing experience needed. Just bring your portable sewing machine to learn a new skill and create something you can proudly wear. A materials list will be distributed and discussed at the first class. Estimated cost is $25. Bring pencil and notebook. Class size is limited, so register early.
food and water security, biodiversity and health. Solutions are already available, and the economics of mitigating issues of climate-related disasters now rather than later will be discussed. Note: If after taking this course you want to learn more, consider registering for the five session course Climate Change: Impact and Solutions offered in April.
This course is a more in depth look at climate change as first presented in the winter course Climate Change: Already in Your Neighborhood. Take a closer look at climate’s impact on weather, human and animal well-being, agriculture, food and water security and even your home garden. The good news is that there are tools available right now that will help us all adapt to climate change. Along with presentations and discussions of the solutions that are possible at the state, local and individual/family levels, you will consider the economic and social cost/benefit of climate action. There will be ample opportunity in each session to discuss and ask questions.
NOTE: The one-session class (XE-702) is not a pre-requisite for this class. This course will provide additional detail without being redundant. Instructor: Sara Via, Ph.D.
Are you concerned about what’s happening with our environment and want to know what can be done about it? The Legacy Leadership Environmental Institute is an educational program that provides you with briefings from experts at NASA, NOAA, University of Maryland, and other agencies. Representatives explain global climate change, sustainability, earth systems science, and best practices on leaving an environmental legacy. This course also covers regional ecology, local government’s eco-efforts, personal non-positional leadership training, and an introduction to local nature and environmental organizations’ volunteer possibilties.
NASA Visits: Feb. 14 & 21 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (transportation by carpool).
Class for ages 18 and above.
For would-be designers looking for the perfect fit, let designer Venus Khosravani teach you “Pattern Drafting,” a system of pattern making that relies on the measurements taken from a figure to create basic patterns. Basic patterns are developed without design features and are used as the
base to create design patterns. You will learn how to take body measurements and to create a five-piece basic pattern set, consisting of front and back bodice and skirt, and a long sleeve, based on those measurements. No prior patternmaking experience required. For those with no prior sewing
experience, taking the Basic Sewing course simultaneously is highly recommended. Bring paper, pencil and a measuring tape to the first class and wear comfortable, but not boxy, clothing. Materials list will be distributed and discussed the first night of class. Estimated cost is $25. Class size is limited, so register early.
cost is $25. Class size is limited, so register early.