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The Embassy 2022 Showcase

The Embassy’s Recording Resident Artists spent the last 10 months recording albums and EPs in the studio. To culminate their residency cycle, the six artists will present live sets of material from their albums. Free and open to the public.…

Tracksuit Fashion Show

Material Institute designers showcase their renditions of the tracksuit in a one-night runway show and fashion exhibition. Admission is free, but we do have special perks for donors! All tickets must be reserved. We have limited seating. Tracksuit Fashion ShowSat…

Afterschool Garden Sign-up

The garden hosts Afterschool programming for youth ages 5 to 16. Email 24carrot@materialinstitute.org to sign up Participants learn Louisiana ecology, sustainable gardening, healthy cooking techniques, how to raise healthy and happy chickens and bees, arts and crafts, and how to…

Community Garden

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24 Carrot Garden functions as an accessible community space for rest, relaxation, and complimentary harvesting of vegetables and herbs. Food grown is free of charge for neighbors and staff. Purple & white eggplant, cucumber, okra, malbar spinach, banana peppers, mint,…

Fashion Portfolios

The outcome of each student’s year of study is a professional design portfolio which they use to apply for apprenticeships, jobs, design universities, and other opportunities. Their portfolios document their process and ability to solve problems creatively. Students build content…

Classes

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Our program includes classes in: Fashion Design, Research, and DevelopmentSewing, Draping, and PatternmakingPortfolio Design and PresentationDigital and Hand IllustrationTechnical Design Natural Dye TechniquesBeading and AppliquéFabric ManipulationMachine KnittingTufting Image Credits (L–R):1. Designer and model, Christopher Maya, tufting. Photo: Duval Timothy2. Designer:…

Contact

For general Material Institute inquiries, please contact us at info@materialinstitute.org. For department specific questions, contact us at: 24carrot@materialinstitute.orgfashion@materialinstitute.orgembassy@materialinstitute.org Material Institute

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