Ellie Bean Dreams

Ellie Bean Dreams

5.0 (2)
1 employee
9 years in business

About this pro

At Ellie Bean Dreams, if you can dream it, I can help you achieve it. I have extensive experience teaching sewing, costume construction, corset construction, costume design and rendering, drawing, and writing. Let me help you get creative!

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Overland Park, KS 66204
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2 Reviews


  • Barbara Noble

    Assisted her in the costume shop at Wesleyan in Lincoln. A dream to work with, patient and a great teacher. Really improved my skills.

  • Shannon Fisher

    She teaches things in a way everyone can relate to. She has a way of making the material fun and relatable. You can’t help but learn when you’re with her and they’ll be techniques that last a lifetime.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to get to know a new student so I can really understand what the student is hoping to gain from our class (or classes) together. I like to lay out expectations and goals early on so the student and I can make a plan on how to achieve those goals. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a BFA in Art from the Cooper Union School of Art in NYC. I also have an MFA in Scenography (costume, lighting, and set design) from the University of Kansas. I worked 9 years as a full time college professor, and I taught classes like Costume Design, Costume Construction, Corset Construction, Scenic Design, Theatre Appreciation, Introduction to Theatre, and Speech. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Lessons are $25/hour + the cost of any supplies. 

How did you get started teaching?

Teaching has always been something I've been interested in. I enjoy helping people learn new things, so becoming a teacher was a no-brainer. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked primarily with college age students, but I've taught students ranging in ages from 8 to adults in their 70s. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I observed a drawing class with first graders, and one of the students was so excited she stood for almost the entire class. She would draw something and then flutter her hands excitedly like she couldn't contain all that happy energy.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Be really clear on what your goals are. What do you want to learn? What are you hoping to gain from these classes and how can this particular teacher help you reach your goals?

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