It was a family fashion affair as Decatur Makers brought their own “runway” to the High Museum of Art for a special hands-on event. Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers for their help, but in particular, we thank Paulette Richards for her creative inspiration and leadership that made this day so fun and successful. Along with our 3D printer demo which included clothes templates, there were kids of all ages drawing and making their own fashion-forward designs with different recycled materials. Here’s a post on us in the Woodruff Art Center’s CreATL blog. Read on for more about the experience in Paulette’s own words.
— Paulette Richards:
On Sunday January 24th, Decatur Makers presented a Family Fun workshop in the atrium of the High museum. In honor of the “Transformative Fashion” exhibit which will display 45 beautifully sculpted dresses by pioneering designer, Iris van Herpen through May 15th, I supplied about 30 models from my personal collection of dolls and action figures for a Decatur Makers fashion show.
Jami Becker, Michael Fletcher, Russell Kaye, Lew Lefton, and Chris Monaco assisted participants in creating fashions from printed templates, tissue paper, and plastic bags.
Since the “Transformative Fashion” exhibit includes some ensembles made with 3D printed components, the makers also demonstrated the 3D printing process by printing a series of pink octopi.
Some ensembles started with templates from a series of printable doll clothes.
Before long, however, girls and boys, kids and adults were promenading and photographing their own exuberant designs on the Decatur Makers’ runway.
Like your favorites on Instagram — #DMHighRunway.