Expanding its creative scope, Oshodi Arts Gallery in Ikorodu has opened a fashion and cloth-making studio to broaden its product breadth.
The studio, launched in May of 2023 is another department of the multi-faceted creative entity known to house over 18,000 art collections.
According to the CEO of the gallery, Dr Oshodi Seyi Paul, the studio was inaugurated to further empower youths and individuals seeking to penetrate the creative sector.
Explaining that the studio is not just about sewing, Dr Oshodi said the goal is to correlate aesthetics in sewing, and blending international style to locally made attire.
He continued, “Seven industrial machines were acquired, with two manual machines in addition to other appliances to keep the workplace operational”.
“As you can see, we already have students that we’re currently training, the program is accessible for youths between the ages of 18 to 30 (male and female inclusive)”.
“There is no duration to how long we train students because we aim to ensure they grow and master the craft. Some people are fast in learning while others are slow” Dr Oshodi asserted
The CEO further explained that the training is on a rotating shift basis, adding that while some set of students prefers to attend the morning training, others attend the afternoon session, which gives everyone good criteria to enhance their skills.
“Two instructors are on the ground in assisting the students, guiding them each step of the way”.
“We know that things are hard and youths are clamouring to grow to be productive, that is why we’re using the medium to support them because it’s free for now” Dr Oshodi added