Jan 25, 2016 Monday
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

In recent decades, the t-shirt has not only become an important means of personal expression, but an informal platform for ideas, opinions and attitudes. Add to this a DIY sensibility, a desire to craft your own message and to do so sustainably (e.g. not using cheap tees made in China for important social messages) and you will leave this class with your own perfectly imperfect social message T! In this class we’ll start with a brief into on cultivating and supporting a more sustainable style—and, why—then dig into creating your own tee with a quote, social message or saying that you think is important to convey, or part of your style. *You will need to bring ideas for a quote, saying or social message to put on your tee (word count to 25 or under will work best) and a t-shirt (thrifted or one from home) that is plain and that you like (extra tees will be available). NOTE: no offensive or hateful (e.g. racist, homophobic, misogynist, etc.) words, please, although certain emphatic words with asterisks (ex. f******) may be in your style range and acceptable.

Bring one of the following:
a one-on-one sewing lesson (email your teacher before class to schedule)
a quality piece of vintage clothing from the 60s, 70s or 80s
a quality used women’s tee in good shape (no stains, no basic Hanes, etc.)
a quality used/vintage book (literary, philosophical, cultural preferred)
a quality vintage vinyl record from the 60s, 70s or 80s
something else you'd like to offer (email your teacher before class)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
to make an extra tee and leave it behind
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Amy Rubin

Amy is a writer, vintage-lover, creative and social entrepreneur. She fights for social justice, against anti-intellectualism and anticipates the coming of a Poetic Economy. She may very well be a Neo Transcendentalist.