Samira has worked in a creative capacity from coast to coast for 15 years, including beauty, fashion industry design, and media support for contemporary art galleries. After recently moving to Evanston with her husband and two young children, she decided to fill a need for a creative crafting outfit in the community with her business, Let's Craft It!
- University of Kansas - B.S. in Business Administration and Anthropology
- Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - A.A. in Apparel Manufacturing, Design & Management
Textile and fiber sewing, weaving, crafting, paper, clay, floral arranging, wreath making
Areas of focus:
Samira seeks unique ways to create original multi-media craft experiences for young audiences that promote self-discovery.
Other interests and inspirations:
Samira's other interests include architecture, interior design, movement/dance, music, and nature. Her inspiration comes from observing children's unobstructed view of the world and their need for self-expression and exploration through creation.
Samira's teaching style:
Samira's motto is "there is no right or wrong way to do" when crafting. Everyone has a different perspective on how they choose to represent their finished creations. She also stresses the need to utilize every-day objects, and even items found in nature in order to make something both original and joyful.
Samira loves EAC because . . .
It is an integral part of the Evanston community and is a creativity hub. Not only is it inspiring to walk into the building every time she teaches, but it's inspiring to meet so many others who share a passion for exploring new arts and crafts experiences, both students and faculty alike.