February 12, 2022

Program and Workshop

The Artist:

Howard Vincent Kurtz has an extensive and diversified career in costumes, which has involved professional design, academic teaching, and work as a fashion historian. He is Professor Emeritus of Theater at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where he was the Resident Costume Designer and head of the Design Tech program. Howard’s previous work experience includes several years as a draper/pattern maker in New York City, creating costumes for Broadway, Hollywood films, and television. He is a Fellow of the Costume Society of America. Howard is employed at The Sewing Studio in Maitland, Florida, where he manages the pattern inventory and teaches sewing classes and flat pattern drafting. Learn more about Howard by visiting his website at HVKurtz.com.

Guild Meeting/Program: A Life in Costumes

Howard Vincent Kurtz shares his career as a draper/pattern maker, shop manager/academic professor, and professional costume designer. Howard worked in New York and regional theater costume shops, creating clothing for Broadway shows, Hollywood films, television, and regional theaters.

Date/Time: February 12, 2022 10:30 AM (following Guild meeting)

Location: Online (Zoom)

Mini Workshop: All About Sleeves

Pattern drafting for sleeves is an art form all its own. There are many different types of sleeves used today in fashion, theatrical costume, historical reenactments, and cosplay. Participants in this on-line workshop will learn the principals of pattern preparation for full sized drafting. The techniques taught in this workshop are intended for the advanced sewer. Several flat-patterned sleeves will be developed, working hands-on in a quarter scale format. Sleeve blocks will be sent via email once registered for the workshop.

Date/Time: February 12, 2022 (1PM – 4PM)

Location: Class will be held live on Zoom

Mini Workshop Fee: Members: $30.00 Non-Members: $45.00

Student Supply List:  8.5” x 11” Graph Paper (Pad of 25 sheets); #2 pencils; gum eraser; 18” clear “see-through” ruler; clear tape (no glue); scissors (cutting paper)
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