Brandy Godsil
Garner, NC
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Brandy Godsil

Brandy G.

Garner, NC
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Brandy studied drawing and painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art and received a certificate in painting from Parsons School of Design in NYC. She has won many awards and exhibited her work around the U.S.
Students will learn how to draw and paint using a variety of mediums such as pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, and watercolors. Lessons include learning to draw from life observations and photo references, learning about light and shadow, contour, line quality, anatomy,, perspective, color theory and more.

About Brandy G.

My name is Brandy Godsil I am an arts and crafts instructor with 10+ years experience teaching students of all ages and backgrounds. I have recently relocated to Garner, NC from NYC and am teaching the following:

Sewing and Fashion Design: Hand sewing, Machine sewing, Custom garment making, Patternmaking, and Clothing alterations.

Fiber Arts: Weaving, Fabric Dyeing (ice dyeing, natural dyeing, and eco-printing), and Needle Felting.

Drawing and Painting: Figure drawing, landscape, still life, portraiture, illustration. Working in pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolors, acrylic paint, pastels other mediums.

For sewing, experience includes working for high end and luxury tailor shops in NYC, as well as fitting on-set for photoshoots, ecommerce, celebrity fittings and red carpet events. I have created many couture garments from sketch to finish.

In Fiber Arts, I teach students how to build their own looms, weaving fundamentals, conceptual weaving, fabric dyeing and eco-printing from local materials, and needle felting.

I studied drawing and painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and a certificate in painting from Parsons School of Design in NYC. I teach students how to draw and paint with life observations and photo references. Lessons involve learning about light and shadow, anatomy, line quality, perspective, and more.

I teach students of all levels, ages, and experiences. I am available for Zoom/Online lessons.



Thank you and looking forward to our lessons!

Brandy

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Experience

Arts and Crafts Instructor
Mar 2020 - Present

Craft Habit

Sewing, garment making and weaving teacher at Craft Habit Raleigh. Teaching Machine Sewing Techniques, Hand Sewing Techniques, Intro to Weaving, Woven Jewelry making, and Understanding Patterns.

Private sewing instructor
Jan 2018 - Present

Godsil lessons

Available for online/Skype and in home lessons. Will travel to student or have student come to my studio.

On- Set Tailor
Jun 2015 - Present

7th Bone Tailoring Agency

Tailoring and fitting for photo shoots, red carpet events, celebrity fittings, and fashion show preparations for NYFW.

Co-Founder, Director, and Teaching Artist
Apr 2015 - Present

SAORI Arts NYC

Co-Founder, Director, and Teaching Artist at weaving non profit organization SAORI Arts NYC. Teaching weaving to people with disabilities around the U.S.

Tailor/Fitter
May 2013 - May 2015

ETRO

Tailoring and fitting clients at the Madison Ave and Soho ETRO tailor shops. Working with clients to tailor high end garments.

Tailor/Fitter
Jun 2012 - Jul 2013

MARNI

Tailor/fitter at the MARNI corporate offices in Soho, NY. Customizing and tailoring high end garments to the needs of the clients.

Patternmaking apprenticeship
Nov 2011 - Feb 2012

Nicolas Caito Atelier

Creating pattern and draping from sketch to finished garment.

Education

Fashion design and Fiber/textile arts
Sep 2005 - Jun 2009

Maryland Institute College of Art

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Experimental Fashion Design
Aug 2019

Central Saint Martins

Experimental Fashion Design Online Course

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