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Art students find inspiration in design

Filed in BCHS, Student Spotlight by on April 1, 2019

Student Spotlight writer Beatrice Jones shares what she’s learned visiting students in the high school’s Fashion and Textile Design course:

If you pass by Ms.Hahn’s classroom around 10 a.m., you will see a frenzy of colorful cloth draped over mannequins, held up in different shapes and styles with students sitting around them using their creativity to design these works. Not your typical classroom setting. In this Fashion and Textile Design half-year course, Ms. Hahn works with students on skills of sketching and fashion illustration, drawing and painting. These students get to express their creativity in a classroom setting of experimentation and design.

Let’s hear what some of the students have to say about this class and see what they have been working on!

Meet Kilee, Dania, Julia, and Anthony:

  • Q: Where did your inspiration come from for this dress?
  • A: “Our inspiration came from the flower Hibiscus-Chinese Loddiges. Each group had a botanical theme so our group decided we wanted to use this flower as an inspiration.”


  • Q: What is the hardest part about the process from drawing to working with cloth?
  • A: “The hardest part about the process would be you can’t always get the same ideas down with the fabric as you thought you wanted to on paper. On paper, you can be super elaborate but when it comes to the actual fabric it’s much harder. ”

Meet Celia, Morgan, and Ben:

  • Q: What part is the most fun about the process?
  • A: “Working with a group. This is because you had people telling you what they thought of your ideas, and someone to bounce ideas off of until you finally had a final idea that actually worked.”


  • Q: How does this class compare to your other classes?
  • A: “In this class, we are doing hands-on learning, and we are doing things that are very enjoyable. This class is the best part of my day because it is stress-free and fun to go to.”

Thank you to Ms. Hahn and her students for letting us observe your work in the classroom. We cannot wait to see what else you have in store for these creative students!

Fashion and Textile Design is one of nearly two dozen art electives offered at the high school. The class is open to students in grades 10-12 who have taken Studio in Art or Media Arts. Students who are interested in art elective courses should speak to their school counselor.

The dresses are currently on display at the high school, outside the Library Media Center. The public is welcome to view the dresses during non-school hours.

Beatrice Jones will be taking a closer look at some of the clubs, activities and elective courses offered at the high school.