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Basic Sewing

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, to 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 $35. Bring pencil and notebook. Class size is limited. Register early.

Tuition: $185** (includes $50 in fees*)
Tue Jan 07-Feb 18 6PM-9PM HCC Main Campus XE-548 6416 #5713
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Environmental Learning and Leadership Institute

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 possibilities.

NASA Visits: Feb. 13 & 20 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (transportation by carpool).

Limited enrollment.

Class for ages 18 and above.

Tuition: $125 (Includes $40 in fees)
Thu Feb 06-Mar 26 8:45AM-4PM Belmont Conference Center XE-516 6550 #5707
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Pattern Making I

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 $35. Class size is limited, so register early.

Tuition: $180** (includes $45 in fees*)
Wed Jan 08-Feb 19 6PM-9PM HCC Main Campus XE-445 6414 #5700
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Pattern Making II
Fashion designer Venus Khosravani will offer instruction in flat pattern making techniques, a system of pattern making that is dependent on previously developed patterns. Through classroom demonstrations, hands-on exercises, and projects, you will learn how to create design patterns for different clothing styles by manipulating basic patterns. Pattern Making I is a suggested prerequisite unless you have had experience working and sewing with commercial patterns. Bring a notebook and pen to class and wear close fitting attire (not loose). A supply list will be distributed and discussed at the first class. Estimated independent purchase cost is $35. Class size is limited, so register early.
Tuition: $180** (includes $45 in fees*)
Wed Apr 01-May 27 6:30PM-9:30PM HCC Main Campus XE-482 6180 #6886
(No class Apr 8)
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