Material Institute

Material Institute

A space for the design and manufacture of garments, textiles and fashion. The fashion school is a learning environment, workshop, and community. Our program focuses on learning through hands on experimentation and individual expression through artistic practice.

Our program grows out of the incredible, unique and diverse heritage of craft, costuming and fashions of New Orleans and offers classes in sewing, pattern making, experimental design, illustration, and Mardi Gras Indian beading.

We host an international residency program where leading artists and designers conduct workshops and collaborate with the school community.

The program is currently fully subscribed. Please check back in early June for the next round of classes.

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