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 […]

Mary Lou Lange

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 […]

Lynda Maynard

We spoke recently with Lynda Maynard who teaches: Lingerie, Pants Drafting, Pants Construction, Copying Ready-to-Wear, Bustier, and French Pattern Drafting. Cañada Fashion Department (CFD): How long have you been teaching at Cañada? Lynda Maynard (LM): 8 years. CFD: In addition to teaching Cañada fashion students, what do you do fashion related? LM: I teach online and at […]

Judy Jackson

Instructor Judy Jackson sat down with us to answer a few questions about her work at Cañada and beyond. Cañada Fashion Department (CFD): What do you enjoy about teaching? Judy Jackson (JJ): I love being able to share what I know with students, to be able to see them progress in their skills, and get […]

Peggy Perruccio

If you have spent much time around the Fashion Department, you know Peggy is Ronda’s right-hand woman. Peggy is responsible for preparing many of the sample materials used in classes, assisting students on their projects, teaching Beginning Clothing Construction in the summer session, and much, much more. We are pleased to announce that today Peggy […]

Kathleen McCarney

Kathleen has been teaching at Cañada since 1997. She comes to the Fashion Department after teaching 15 years in California’s community college system and 12 years in the state college system. Her teaching specialties include Beginning and Advanced Fashion Illustration, Textiles, Principles of Design, and Portfolio Development. Kathleen also works as a freelance fashion illustrator, […]

Wayne Wichern

Wayne Wichern, one of our Fashion Department instructors and our favorite hat designer (Wayne Wichern Millinery) will be opening his new millinery studios in the Peninsula Art Institute. 18,000 square feet of former office building space have been renovated and transformed into the new home for the Peninsula Museum of Art and Peninsula Art Institute. The Peninsula Art Institute […]