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Our annual ATCA workshop, ReDressing the Narrative, centers the unique challenges & interests of costume educators: 
  • Chairs & Institutional Leadership

  • Costume Boundaries Leadership Group

  • Sustainability & Ethical Purchasing

  • Book Contracting

  • Writing Group

  • Adjunct Faculty

  • Costume Curriculum:

    • Fashion/ Costume History

    • Costume Construction

    • Hair & Makeup

    • Costume Design Curriculum

  • Costume Pedagogy:

    • Grading

    • Accessibility & Inclusivity

    • Empathy-Centered Teaching

2024 Themes: Curiosity, Creativity, Joy

With institutional support from the University of Michigan, they remain free of charge and hosted on zoom.

Details will be shared early 2024 & registration will open April 2024. Be sure to join the mailing list to stay connected!

*What Are Specialty Sessions Workshops?

SSWs provide an informal forum for workshop participants to lead their own sessions. The goal of the sessions is to encourage new conversation, build community, raise questions, and work towards solutions around a variety of participant-originated topics. 

Sessions can include:

  • Discussion of themes from the main conference in more depth

  • Questions and challenges in costume curriculum & pedagogy

  • Emerging participant research

  • Maker Sessions 

  • Book clubs

  • Topic-themed working groups

  • Affinity spaces

Workshops can be on any subject relevant to the costume and academic community. Sessions should encourage lively debates, inclusivity and serve our community building efforts. At SSWs, participants create the schedule! SSW materials are available to all ReDressing the Narrative registrants even if you are unable to attend a specific session synchronously.

Tentative Workshop 2024 Schedule
May 18-19 & June 1

Day 1: Community Gathering; Panel Discussion

Day 2: Keynote Address

Day 3: ATCA | Connecting and Community

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