Orenda: n. a mystical force present in all people that empowers them to affect the world, or to effect change in their own lives.
Orenda Studios has been created from a background and love for fashion design, building community, sustainability and ethical practices.
By providing a range of short courses specialising in fashion design, sewing skills, garment construction, pattern making and more; Orenda Studios offers a different style of relaxed and empowering creative learning within the field of fashion in Tasmania.
With an aim to educate, mentor and foster each individuals creativity, confidence and abilities, we strive to provide ways for our students to adapt their skills into meaningful practices within their own lives and to the world around them.
After several years of personal and professional development including completing a Bachelor of Fashion in Melbourne, I decided to return to my home state of Tasmania.
The growth of Tasmania's creative industries and community support for ethical & sustainable locally made products has opened a world of opportunities for people. But it's hard to really grasp these opportunities without the knowledge and resources at your fingertips..
This is where I come in. With my background and knowledge of the industry and as a qualified teacher, I'm aiming to bring together people wanting to gain skills, start their own business or really dive headfirst into the industry. Through specialised skill set training, ongoing events and discussions for students, I want to create a comfortable and creative place of community, collaboration and opportunity.
Orenda Studios provides quality fashion design and sewing related short courses, studio hire, community events and mentorship for creative individuals.