Mannequin Making Workshop
Instructor: Steven Rosengard
Date: September 19-21, 2018
This course will focus on examining the changing female silhouette from the periods of 1830-1970, and how it affects the way a costume appears on exhibit; appropriate archival materials to use with museum costumes; and proper methods for exhibiting hats and other headgear. Participants learn the process of carving polypropylene foam to create custom forms, and will make a form they can take back to their institutions.
Participants may bring costume pieces from their collection, and be prepared to transport your forms back home.
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Steven Rosengard works as the Museum of Science and Industry’s assistant curator and textile preparator. Steven has been working with mannequins for a number of years, mastering the technique of custom mannequin making. His job includes carving and propping out the museum’s exhibits. Steven has been featured in several fashion news segments and is part of the season four cast of Bravo’s show, Project Runway. Also a successful fashion designer, Steven designs everything from day dresses to wedding gowns for his clients. www.stevenrosengard.com