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Upcycle Your Own Necklace:

Upcycled Jewelry Workshop for Design Thinking

Join me for a design thinking workshop with a hands-on activity. During this fun, satisfying 3 hour workshop, I teach a few design concepts and jewelry-making techniques that will introduce you to problem solving like a designer. You will be challenged with using discarded and unused, vintage jewelry to upcycle it into a more usable product. This a beginning level course focused on design thinking and embracing uniqueness while being environmentally friendly. This class is for ages 14+.

*Workshop name can be changed for programming purposes.

This workshop is a great group activity for a variety of groups:

  • For professionals, it is a wonderful exercise for encouraging creative problem solving and community.

  • For cultural centers and organizations, this workshop is a great addition to hands-on arts programming.

  • For individuals, this class can be hosted in a private space for a special occasion or just because. This would be a fun Ladies Night In/Out activity. It is also a great STEAM activity for teens.

Here’s what people have said about my workshops:

Alyson is so kind and creative, we always have a ton of fun in her workshops and I love seeing what people create!
— Jen Messier of Brooklyn Brainery

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Dress Yourself

Slow Fashion & Styling

We are a now a casual culture. Although comfortable, this leaves a lot of grey area for many people in the professional workplace. Join me, a former fashion designer, to teach you the basics of dressing for success on a budget in your professional and daily life. In the workshop, we will cover finding your unique style, fabric care and how to get the right fit. We will focus on slow fashion over fast fashion. You will be encouraged to celebrate your own personal style in this inclusive workshop. You can customize this workshop to meet the needs of your organization. Contact me to discuss the possibilities.

  • For companies and organizations, this workshop is a great opportunity to communicate company culture to employees.

  • For professionals, especially newly graduated ones, you will be taught how to create a wardrobe on a budget

  • For environmentalist or minimalist, you will learn how to create a slow fashion wardrobe.

  • For schools and organizations that work with teens, students will learn how to dress for a professional work environment before they enter the workforce.


Upcycle a Bracelet

Beginner Wire Wrapping Workshop

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Have some old bangle bracelets lying around? Using simple wire wrapping techniques and design thinking, you can give those bangles a new life. This is a shorter version of my Upcycle A Necklace workshop. This workshop is a great group activity for a variety of groups:

  • For professionals, it is a wonderful exercise for encouraging creative problem solving and community.

  • For cultural centers and organizations, this workshop is a great addition to hands-on arts programming.

  • For individuals, this class can be hosted in a private space for a special occasion or just because. This would be a fun Ladies Night In/Out activity. It is also a great STEAM activity for teens.