Actively teaching since 1988, Barbara is also an award-winning doll designer who brings her inventive and inquisitive spirit to her sewing classes, workshops in costuming, doll and mask-making, and sculpture. She brings her knowledge of clothing construction and textiles as well as many costuming techniques, to the classes that she teaches. Currently, she teaches adult as well as children’s sewing classes at Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics in Berkeley California. Having taught classes from pre-school to college as well as adult classes, she is able to bring versatility and creativity to a wide range of educational situations.
She holds a BS in Fashion Design from the University of Connecticut, as well as an MFA in Costume and Lighting Design from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts.