Hi, there! My name is Artesia and I can't wait to meet you!
I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students understand the basics of sewing, explore their inner designer and overall become more confident with sewing. I went to Spelman College and earned a degree in Mathematics in 2010. I also attended the Savannah College of Art and Design for two years studying Fashion Design.
In March 2014, I was a RAW featured artist showcasing handmade accessories, pillowcases and pillows. The following month I received the Most Creative award at the EcoFab Trash Couture Recycled Runway for a garment created from everyday usable items. I have participated in the Summer Intensive Studies program at Parson’s in New York, NY and excelled in the sewing instruction from middle school to college. More recently, I won 3rd place at the Georgia Lions Foundation Night of Spectacles where I used recycled eyeglass wear on my original dress design.
I am a nurturing and fun person and my teaching style is student centered, facilitated to meet the level of the student, and slow paced. I look forward to helping you reach your creative sewing goals and explore your inner designer.
I am confident that I can be a strong mentor for your student and hope that we will enjoy our tutoring sessions together.
Teaching elementary to middle school aged children how to sew and create basic fashion accessories and garments on Brother home sewing machines.
Implementing provided patterns where students learn to cut fabric and assemble projects.
Encouraging students in a fun atmosphere through guided instruction.
Taking client ideas from sketch to 3D prototype through initial consultation, concept and product development.
Actively suggesting ways to improve client product through testing and efficient techniques.
Client base includes Native Bear, The VuStyle and Le Bilboquet Atlanta.
Providing invoices and maintaining a database of clientele.
Instructed and guided elementary to middle school aged children how to sew or make beautiful art during 5-day summer camps.
Sewing students learned about upcycled fashion, mood boards and hand sewing techniques.
Students enrolled in the art program discovered the various mediums to create art and famous artists such as Chihuly.
Ended each week of successful lessons with a mini fashion show or gallery display of artwork.
Assisted glass artist with daily tasks such as customer follow-ups via phone or e-mail, package customer pieces, unload/reload kiln, paint kiln shelves and molds. Operated sandblaster and glass saw. Occasional class teachings and assist students with personal creations. Updated contact list via Google mail.