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Denim Remnants: A Jerry Gant Inspired Sustainable Fashion Workshop

Saturday, 10/09/2021


Recreate a masterpiece while owning a piece from legendary artist Jerry Gant! Bridgett Artise from Born Again Vintage and House of BAV will lead a sustainable fashion workshop using pre-designed jeans by the late Newark artist Jerry Gant. During this workshop, Bridgett will guide participants through upcycling their wearable art denim into something magical!

Jerry Gant was a multi-disciplined visual artist, arts educator, mentor, and activist. He created work which reflected many of the particulars of his own life as a black male growing up in Newark and was motivated by a profound and genuine desire to truly know and understand the human condition. Through his nuanced and bountiful output – graffiti, spoken word, sculpture, assemblage and textile art – Gant strived to create a legacy which has transcended his life and exists today through his artwork, and the impact he had on the lives of others. RSVP required.

COVID Protocols
: For the safety and comfortability of our participants, there is a max of 10 participants for each workshop level. Visitors must wear face coverings and maintain a safe distance from others. Visit Rutgers Operating Status Update for all other campus conditions.

Workshop Schedule

Group A: Beginners level,1-2:30pm (workshop 1, room 310)

Group B: Intermediate level, 3-4:30pm (workshop 2, room 312) 

Supply List

Embroidery Needle (extras onsite for those who don’t already own one)

Embroidery Thread (extras onsite for those who don’t already own one)

Patches/T-shirt Graphics to add if applicable

*Additional materials will be provided onsite

Bridgett Artise, owner, author and designer of Born Again Vintage has pioneered upcycled fashion into the fashion world since early 2000s with her book BORN AGAIN VINTAGE. She created one of the first sustainable classes at FIT and has been dubbed Vintage Expert by NY Times. Her brand is 100% sustainable and has been from day one!

  • Type: Workshop
  • Time: 10/09/2021 - 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Venue:Workshop 1 (310) & Workshop 2 (312), Express Newark
  • Duration:3.5 hours