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Workshops


Creative Draping with Caroline Simonelli

(June 17, 2019)

Lebanese-American designer Caroline Simonelli teaches fashion design at Parsons the New School for Design in New York. Prior to her career in education, Caroline worked as a fashion designer for an array of women’s apparel. Having developed her own line of volume and couture collections, Caroline also provided Large Sizes for QVC, Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue. With more than 25 years of experience in designing women’s clothes, she now divides her time between teaching at Parsons in New York City, and giving classes and workshops to students and the public at Creative Space Beirut, Lebanon. Caroline is also the designer between Creative Space Beirut’s in-house brand, CSB ready-to-wear.

OBJECTIVE

Caroline will be leading two creative draping workshops. The first is ideal for beginners, while the second is an advanced one and will require previous knowledge and experience. It isn’t compulsory to register for both workshops – please select the one that suits your needs and abilities.

Soft Creative Draping (17th June – 1st July)
Ideal for beginners, the soft creative draping workshop will encourage participants to develop a core understanding of bias draping. It will cover everything you need to know about soft creative draping, and requires enthusiasm, persistence and drive!

Advanced Creative Draping (8th July – 22nd July)
The second part of Caroline Simonelli’s creative draping workshop is an advanced one. These sessions will investigate an array of pieces - including peg skirts and bias jackets - and teach you how to make a creative interpretation of each.

Soft Creative Draping Fee: $300
Advanced Creative Draping Fee: $300

Patternmaking & Drafting by Sarkis Assadourian

(June 14, 2019)

Throughout 2019, Creative Space Beirut is hosting an array of workshops that will be open to the public.

The objective of this workshop is to learn the fundamental elements of basic patternmaking and drafting. The attendees will gain a thorough understanding of the entire process from start to finish through the creation of shirts, skirts and other pieces. The workshop aims to teach participants how to create pieces that are constructed carefully and have an aesthetic outcome.

Workshop Name: Patternmaking & Drafting
Instructor: Sarkis Assadourian
Level: Beginner

With more than 20 years of experience as a designer and teacher, Sarkis Assadourian is Creative Space Beirut’s patternmaking and drafting instructor. Sarkis has mentored an array of renowned designers, including Krikor Jabotian, Hussein Bazaza, Rami Kadi, Alaa Najd, Elie Baroud and Azzi and Osta, all of whom worked under his guidance before graduating from ESMOD.

An ESMOD fashion design and pattern drafter graduate himself, Sarkis has earned prestigious awards throughout his career – two of which were first prize for Elie Saab’s Patternmaking and Drafting competition. In addition to this, he was also the head designer of the Mission Fashion television show by Elie Saab on LBC, and currently holds the same role for Fashion Star – a television program by Reem Acra broadcasted on Dubai One. Sarkis Assadourian has designed more than 50 bespoke evening and bridal gowns.

To book, please purchase a ticket through the link below, or email info@creativespacebeirut.com for more information.

Fee: $300

*The fee covers all 10 sessions of the workshop. At a small extra cost, all required tools and materials can be provided to you in a starter kit during your first session.

*Please note the workshop session set to be held on May 31st is subject to change.

Within the Frame: An Illustration Workshop by Ahmed Amer

(May 15, 2019) 

Join us and Creative Space Beirut graduate Ahmed Amer every Monday and Wednesday from April 29th until May 15th for an illustration workshop.

Not to be missed, each session will be held from 6 to 8.30pm at Creative Space Beirut.

Fee: $300.

To book, email info@creativespacebeirut.com or call 81 326 773.


OBJECTIVE

The objective of this workshop is to create a relaxed, stress-free environment for the attendees by way of providing a comfortable space that enables them to experience and enjoy fast sketching. The attendees will gain a more thorough understanding of art, composition and layout principles. The workshop aims to improve attendees’ concentration while ultimately creating an artistic outcome.


MATERIALS AND TOOLS

During the first class, Ahmed will outline the materials and tools you will need to bring with you going forward.

Session 1
Staedtler permanent markers
A3 sketchbook
HB Pencils

Session 2 onwards
Staedtler permanent markers
A3 sketchbook
HB Pencils
Wax crayons
Watercolors
Chalks
Acrylic paints
Brushes


METHODOLOGY

This course will involve group work, fast sketching, blind sketching, one-line drawing, live sketching, participant interaction and challenges.


OUTLINE

Week One:

Canvas 1: Introduction (22nd April 2019)
The first session will involve an introduction to the course outline, meeting the instructor and understanding the materials you will be needing throughout. This introductory session will feature expression exercises.

Canvas 2: Challenges and Skills (24th April 2019)
This will be a relaxed class, where participants will attempt several challenges (such as live sketching, one-line drawing and drawing with alternative hands) while testing their abilities to create a canvas.

Week Two:

Canvas 3: Blind Sketching (29th April 2019)
Participants will attempt to sketch while blindfolded!

Canvas 4: Fill the Empty Space (1st May 2019)
This session will feature group work in pairs or small numbers. One canvas will be given to each group, and all participants will create a certain theme. This will teach those involved to trust their instincts while improving their storytelling and sketching skills.

Week Three:

Canvas 5: Harmony - One Line (6th May 2019)
This session will involve group work where every participant will have different colored pens and use one canvas.

Canvas 6: Follow the Rhythm (8th May 2019)
Participants will sketch while listening to music.

Week Four:

Canvas 7: New Mediums, Own Style (13th May 2019)
Here, the class will try sketching with other mediums, such as paint, watercolors, chalk and wax crayons.

Canvas 8: Individual Canvas - Final Product (15th May 2019)
Participants will create their own canvases using mediums of their choice. This will be discussed beforehand between the instructor and participants.

Sewing Workshop with Nadine Mneimneh

(May 09, 2018)

We are pleased to announce new dates for our beginner sewing workshop

Mark your calendar Wednesday 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th May June 2018,
from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Creative Space Beirut, Beirut Souks

This workshop will enable you to :
  • Learn how to use a sewing machine
  • Gain knowledge about fabrics, stitches and finishing
  • Make a tote bag and a zipped pouch

Fees: $200 payable upon registration, supplies and materials included.
30% of the fees are donated to the Creative Space Beirut, a non-profit educational program.

For more details or to register, send an email to Nadine at sewing101.lb@gmail.com

This workshop is limited to 4 people to ensure individual attention!


Joy of Repetition Workshop With Karin Roy Andersson

(Jan 23, 2018)

Creative Space Beirut Workshops

In collaboration with Starch foundation

There is something hypnotic and magnetic about repetitions -
rhythms and patterns floating over a surface or thousands of small details
building dynamic volumes. The theme for this workshop is multiplicity and repetitions.
We will be working with links and chains, translating textile techniques into different materials.

The workshop will consist of collecting ideas and material, sketching, hands-on material work,
individual coaching, and group discussions.

Theme:
Multiplicity and repetitions
Links and chains
To translate textile techniques into other materials
Reuse material

Day 1:
Presentation of me, my background and work
Presentation of the participants
Introduction of the theme, inspiration images.
Time for sketching, start collecting ideas and material.

Day 2:
Sketching, collecting ideas and material.
Time for individual work and coaching

Day 3:
Time for individual work and coaching
Group meeting - “half time”- presentations, discussions, coaching

Day 4:
Individual work - finishing projects
Group meeting - start discussing the final presentation

Date: January 23 - 26 from 6 - 8:30 PM
Cost: $150
Address: Khan Al Joukh, Beirut Souks

Supported by Iaspis Konstnärsnämnden
Spaces are limited so sign up soon!
To register, please send an email on info@creativespacebeirut.com or call 81 326773!

Creative Draping with Caroline Simonelli

(Jul 12, 2017)

Learn the fundamentals of creative draping with seasoned designer and fashion guru, Caroline Simonelli.
With over 50 years of experience in the fashion industry, Caroline hails from New York City, where she
teaches design at the renowned institutions of Parsons the New School for Design and
the Fashion Institute of Technology.

July 12 - August 2 (every Wednesday).
The last week will include 2 sessions in order to accomodate for 5 sessions in total.

6-9pm
Cost: $350

Participants will be required to bring their own fabric. The remaining materials will be provided.
Spaces are limited so sign up soon!

To register, please send an email to csbworkshops@gmail.com

Sewing One o’One Workshop

(May 10, 2017)

Basic sewing workshop

From May 10th till 31st, every Wednesday from 6:30 pm till 8:30 pm
at the Creative Space Beirut, Mar Mikhael

Join our 4-session workshop:
• Learn how to use a sewing machine
• Gain knowledge about fabrics, stitches and finishing
• Make you tote bag + zipped pouch

Fees $200, all supplies and materials included.
30% of the fees are donated to the Creative Space Beirut.

For more details or to register, send an email to Nadine at sewing101.lb@gmail.com

This workshop is limited to 4 people to ensure individual attention!



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