One of our former students, Laura Cox, stopped in to share what she is up to.
I have a teaching credential and was an elementary school teacher before I had my own kids. I decided to take some sewing classes at Cañada for fun, not thinking I was ever going to have a career doing anything. After the Introduction to the Fashion Industry Class, I started thinking that there might be a job for me out there. I’ve done theater, historical re-enacting and costuming since high school. I have made all my costumes. I took History of Fashion and the Costuming for Theatrical Production where we made the costumes for the HMS Pinafore with Judy Jackson and just loved it. That is when I decided I wanted to do more with theater and get my degree in costuming. I just finished the requirements for the Theater Costuming degree last semester. I have to take the Fashion Entrepreneurship Class and I will be done with the other degree [Custom Dressmaking/Small Business]. Unfortunately, I can’t take it this summer as I will be traveling to Paris. Hmm poor me!!
We are very proud of Laura and all of our wonderful alum! Here are some images of Laura’s work at Cañada.