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 […]
… 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 […]
The Gondoliers a big hit, including costumes by Cañada professor and alumna!
If you can read this, thank a teacher! 🙂 Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week and the wonderful faculty in the Cañada College Fashion Design & Merchandising Department.
Lynda Maynard, current faculty, has many articles in recent and upcoming Thread’s magazines.
An exciting millinery exhibit in collaboration with Wayne Wichern, our Millinery instructor is taking place from March 24, 2016-June 26, 2016.
Our own Judy Jackson is nominated for the Bay Area Awards for Theater Costuming!
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 […]
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 […]
We recently interviewed Mary Lou Lange our Techniques of Fit, Flat Pattern, and Serging instructor. We learned quite a few things and hope you do too! Cañada Fashion Department (CFD): You have a lot of sewing experience from multiple places: home dec, quilting, apparel, and art clothing. Can you tell us more about that? How […]