Karl Green hold two B.F.A.s, one in Crafts specializing in Fabric Design and one in Fashion Design and well as a M.F. A. in Costume Design and Technology. Karl recently moved from Richmond VA where he managed the costume shop at Virginia Commonwealth University for twelve years. He was the resident cutter and draper and was responsible all of VCU’s main stage shows.
Over the past twelve years, he has taught such courses as costume construction, patternmaking, draping, tailoring, fashion illustration, fashion design, and special topics courses such as swimwear on couture loungewear. While employed with the theatre department at VCU, Karl also served as an adjunct instructor for the department of Theatre and served as a freelance designer for the department of Dance.
As undergraduate student, Mr. Green explored dancing, specifically modern technique which has lead to over twenty years of designing and constructing costumes for dance for countless wonderful choreographers and productions. Apart from teaching, designing, and building costumes for the stage, both theatre and dance, Karl designs and constructs one of a kind couture wedding gowns and has been doing so since the age of Twelve. Karl experienced the NYC fashion world and has designed and published a limit edition of high fashion paper dolls.
Karl’s position with Elon University will afford him the opportunity to work within each area of the performing arts. He will teach courses in construction, develop new topics classes and will be responsible for the day to day activities that exist within Elon’s vibrant costume shop. Karl is pleased and honored to be a new member of such an accomplished faculty and student body.