Jan Braeger

Fabric Arts Instructor

Jan Braeger is a lifelong resident of Jamestown, NY.  She is a graduate of Jamestown High School and Allegheny College where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Communications. 

Jan was introduced to music and the arts early in life, as both of her parents were music teachers.  In addition, she was fortunate enough to spend many summers living at Chautauqua Institution.  Although she played the violin and sang in the A’Cappella Choir, Jan found her niche behind the scenes designing and creating costumes for local high school and college theater productions.  Sewing has been a lifelong hobby, and Jan has costumed over 25 musicals and plays, predominately for Cassadaga Valley Central School where her husband, Joe Braeger, was the musical director, and also for Jamestown Community College.  She especially enjoyed working on the productions of Tommy, Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, Seussical and Cabaret.

Throughout those shows, Jan instructed many volunteers in the skills of sewing and adding creative elements to produce unique pieces.  Jan enjoys studying a particular time period and then recreating the style of that time for the stage.  In addition to costuming, Jan also enjoys sewing clothing and custom window treatments.

Jan loves to share her creative talents with her students and wants others to know the joy of sewing. She is very excited to be part of the Infinity Team.