Community Fashion Workshops

Join us for a series of hands on learning workshops with Marwan Pleasant – Black Masking Indian, couture designer, mentor, and educator.

Learn beading and embellishment and how to create a bucket hats, t-shirts, and hoodies from scratch. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fabric. Some fabric will be available for purchase.

Marwan Pleasant was born and reared in New Orleans. Under the tutelage of his grandfather, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, he’s been a part of the Black Masking Indian tradition since being able to walk. His drive at a young age appointed him as an instructor in the Fashion & Textiles department teaching traditional beading techniques and appliqué designs. His fashion brand is called Marlence.

Space is limited. Please only sign up if you will remember to come! Sign up here.

We’ll also be hosting a Marigold Dye Workshop on Saturday, May 18th from 4–6pm as part of our annual Music Showcase. Sign up here.

Bucket Hat Workshop
Sat May 11 • 12–4pm

Marigold Dye Workshop
Sat May 18 • 4–6pm

T-shirt Workshop
May 25 • 12–4pm

Hoodie Workshop
Sat June 1 • 12–4pm

Beading & Embellishment
Sat June 8 • 12–4pm

2120 Port St

Fashion & Textiles