Thursday, March 28, 2013

Julie Z, Jaipur and the Cosmo Hotel

Design Teacher Julie Zenobi

Congrats to Fashion and Textile design teacher Julie who won the prestigious Boston Arts Academy National Artist Teacher Fellowship for 2013.  The award provides Julie with a stipend to expand her personal design experience.  Julie has selected to visit Jaipur, India this summer where she will learn centuries old textile printing techniques including hand block printing with local master artists at the Bagru Textiles Studio.  As part of the fellowship Julie will be teaching the 350 year old hand block process to her students starting in the 2013-2014 school year. 

Julie's fashion and textile class have teamed up with the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Tribeca, to assist in their new room renovations. Owner Gerald Barad proposed the need for a coordinating textile design that will be in each new room. New Design students have been studying textile design and submitted a series of their own interpretation of the new Cosmopolitan Hotel aesthetic. Twelve semi-finalists have been selected and will be visiting and revising their final designs this April. One talented student will have their final design selected to be manufactured into a pillow that will be in each room!"

 Cosmo Hotel owner Gerald B checking out students designs

1 comment:

Aaron Moore said...

I remember meeting Julie during a tour of the school back in February, almost a year ago. I was blown away by what her class was working on. Loved reading this update.