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Brooke Burch Design Workshop

October 2, 2021 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Design Workshop with Brooke Burch

Saturday, October 2nd, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

$15 Workshop Fee | Members $10 | Register with the form below

Learn about the art of personal style and fashion sketching from local fashion designer Brooke Burch. In this workshop, you will create a “vision board” collage using mixed media to express your personal style and create clothing sketches based around your vision. The instructor-led activities will touch on several foundational concepts of fashion and design such as color, texture, line, and proportion. No technical drawing experience is necessary, just a willingness to have fun. You will walk away from this workshop with your own vision board, fashion sketches, and a new found sense of self!

Instructor Bio | Brooke Burch

“I was born in Charlotte, NC in 1989. I have lived in Rochester, MN since I was 3 years old. I had an interest in fashion and art from the early age of 5. I sewed by hand as a child and my grandmother taught me how to use my first machine at age 11. I was a member of 4H, played clarinet in the Mayo High school marching, pep, and concert bands, was a student in the RCTC- Upward Bound Program, took Post-Secondary classes, and was Art Club President while in grade school.

 In fall of 2007, I started studying at the University of Wisconsin- Stout. While there, I served on the Student Senate, was in the concert and pep band, and was President and member of the Black Student Union. I had the opportunity to complete an internship in New York City and study fashion abroad in London, England at AIU-American Intercontinental University, while in college. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Apparel Design and Manufacturing in Spring of 2012. 

I had my son, Teigen, in Summer of 2014. He is my joy and greatest inspiration. I have been operating my custom sewing and alterations business full time since 2015. I love the process of design and I am lucky to be able to do what I love for a living.”

Brooke Burch is the owner of Brooke Burch Custom Sewing and Alterations 

Check out Brooke’s new vintage resale and upcycled clothing business Vintage Rack here. 

Find Brooke on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

This workshop is presented at low cost thanks in part to a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board. If cost is a barrier for you, please reach out to Education and Community Outreach Coordinator, Amy Garretson, at for scholarship information. 

Space is limited, advance registration required.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


October 2, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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30 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904 United States
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Rochester, MN 55904