Level I Foundations

The Level I Foundations Course is the first step of an STA student’s training. Students have an opportunity to explore different kinds of sewing and see what career pathway they want to take. Students begin by learning the basics fo sewing on industrial machines. They put that knowledge into practice by sewing three individual projects, taking each from cutting to finishing with a focus on high quality sewing. Students learn by watching in-class demonstrations, having the opportunity to ask questions, and by doing the work themselves. 

After building their quality and skill on industrial machines in their individual projects, students work as a team to sew a product in quantity. This gives them the chance to see what production work is like. Students continue to pay attention to quality sewing while building their speed.

The last part of the course takes students through basic alterations. This course give students a taste of different types of sewing work available, and lays a foundation of knowledge and skill to move on to higher levels of sewing.

Cost for the course is income-based sliding scale. There is a $100 flat fee that covers supplies for the projects a kit of sewing supplies that students get to take home at the end of the course. This class is pass/fail. Passing students are welcome to take higher level courses.

Before enrolling in this course, students will need to interview (either by phone or in person) with Trishawna Quincy, the program coordinator and instructor. Trishawna will provide a code for on-line enrollment in the course. 

Morning Class

Start Date: Monday, August 6, 2018
End Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Class Times: Monday-Thursday from 9 am to noon
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: Sliding Scale Class fee based on Income + $100 supply fee

Evening Class

Start Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

End Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Class Times: Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30pm to 8:30 pm
Duration: 11 weeks

Cost: Sliding Scale Class fee based on Income + $100 supply fee