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Costume Workshop 2017

Independent Musical Productions, inc. will be hosting three costume/sewing workshops led by IMP's outstanding costume mistress, Julie Hornstein, and by Vivienne Atkins, known in all aspects of theatre and IMP's artistic director. You may also know Vivienne as the retired Director of Lee High School's Performing and Fine Arts Magnet for Huntsville City Schools.

Through the years many comments have been heard by people wishing they had learned how to sew or wanted to know more about how to research for and make a period costume. In addition, repeated comments were heard about the amazing period hats seen in IMP productions such as Jekyll & Hyde, Ragtime, Les Misérables, and most recently, Mary Poppins. IMP wants you to have this opportunity, so the best way to do that was to just do the workshops. It's a win-win: You will come away with some new skills, and if you like it enough, you might decide to become part of the IMP volunteer pool.

We are also looking ahead to Alabama's Bicentennial celebration where period costumes will most certainly be needed. This will help you get a head start on how or what you may need to participate in this historical celebration.

The workshop schedule and fees are as follows:

  • Saturday, May 6 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Costume Sewing Basics (hand and machine): $25
  • Saturday, May 6 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Period Costumes: $35
  • Sunday, May 7 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Period Hats: $35

(End times are approximate.)

The cost of the workshops will include all materials except the hat workshop where it is requested that you bring a hot glue gun if you have one. If you have trim such as flowers, feathers, ribbon, etc. you are welcome to bring it to adorn your hat.

You may take one workshop or all three. There is a 10% discount for registering to take two or more.

Classes will be held in the costume workshop at the IMP Studio at 520 Green Cove Road, Huntsville 35803, inside the American Precision Products building.

Class space is limited to 10 per session. Recommended for all ages with 12 years old being the minimum to participate.

To register, click here or call 256-337-9071.