INTERFORM LEARN

INTERFORM is a 501c3 Non-profit organization at the forefront of creative growth and change in our community. We envision a self-sustaining design-led fashion and art industry in Northwest Arkansas by building robust programs that directly support our vision. We foster greater levels of creativity and provide the right education and resources needed to support our designers and artists. We uplift and center the creative works of those who are underrepresented by using our platform to encourage others to do the same. We are here to propel creatives forward and aid in their professional journey.

INTERFORM LEARN

SEWING WORKSHOPS

Our classes and workshops focused on teaching a variety of sewing & apparel education courses to our neighboring communities. These courses are led by Senior Director of Fashion Design & Apparel Education, Basana Chhetri, Coordinator of Sewing Operations, Abwe Abedi, Sewing Studio Coordinator, Jessica Robin McClendon along with assistant teachers Tie Matthew & Braxton Carney. The classes include from very basic learning like how to use a sewing machine and serger, measuring and cutting patterns, and upto Advanced level Clothing design. The communities we have worked with include the Marshallese, Congolese refugees, Afghan, Hmong & the LatinX.

cultural topics

INTERFORM PODCAST

The INTERFORM Podcast features Communications Manager, professional model, and local celebrity Rochelle Bailey. Ranging from topics like gaslighting in the medical industry, to the infamous slap at the oscars, Ro takes on the topics of the day alongside industry experts, social commentary, and creative producers to dig into today's news and topics.

social engagement

IN CONVERSATION

Our presentation series, open to the public, rotates in new speakers each month to address important social topics related to fashion and current events. Some of our recent and noteworthy speakers include Denise Incandela on the topic of Covid-19 and its impact on the fashion industry, and Dr. Cara Osborne on masking and mitigation strategy.