Nicole Skibola is Brooklyn based writer and artist. Her primary medium is ink, graphite and gouache, and occasionally linocut and woodcut printmaking. Her writing and visual art explore memoir, personal myth and storytelling, as well as modern feminism. She has written and illustrated several self-published small art books and is currently collaborating with several hospitals to bring art therapy and personal storytelling to oncology patients. She has a BA from UC Berkeley and a Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law.
Liz Evans' love of sewing began in elementary school where she enjoyed projects such as making MC Hammer pants and dashikis. By the time she got to college she was working on more ambitious projects for student theater and dance groups as well as the Princeton University Theater department and NJ Opera Theater. After college she continued to work on theatrical costuming for a while, but also worked on bridal gown alterations, industrial displays and custom interiors fabrication. She recently decided to continue at the Fashion Institute of Technology to deepen her knowledge of apparel manufacturing and computer Pattern making. She currently works for a denim manufacturer in the garment district. Liz is very excited to share her love of sewing with the students at the Portfolio school.
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