Designer Techniques: The Next Level of Sewing

The fashion department at Cañada offers classes for all skill levels, including Beginning Construction. For more advanced students who are ready to adapt existing designs and make them their own, we offer Designer Techniques—a class taught by our in-house expert Ronda Chaney, guest speakers and the students themselves! Each week one or two students present […]

Capri or not Capri …

… there’s just no question. Our adventurous department head Ronda Chaney recently took a well-deserved jaunt over to the island of Capri, after teaching the Italian fashion course (see video here) in Florence for two weeks. And it got us thinking about the many connections between Capri and fashion. If these connections aren’t immediately leaping […]

Instructors’ Happenings

Our instructors are working in the industry as well as educating. Here are some news tidbits on a few of our instructors. Lynda Maynard’s book The Dressmaker’s Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques is continuing to receive great reviews. Wayne Wichern will be speaking at the Henry Art Gallery about the power and authority of bird […]

Honoring Ronda Chaney

Ronda will receive The John & Suanne Rouech Excellence Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College. Along with two other Canada instructors, Doug Hirzel and Sarah Harmon, Ronda will receive the award at conference in Anaheim in March 2014. Ronda said, “I’m honored to be one of the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence […]