Fashion Design for 16 to 18 Year Olds (Online)

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This course is for young people who have a passion for Fashion Design, and who want to learn new techniques to express themselves, and find out what a degree or future career in fashion might be like. The will guide you through the design process for Fashion Design from start to finish, and is project based, so you will have plenty of opportunity for making...

Taught by: Jane Francis.

Description

This course is for young people who have a passion for Fashion Design, and who want to learn new techniques to express themselves, and find out what a degree or future career in fashion might be like. The will guide you through the design process for Fashion Design from start to finish, and is project based, so you will have plenty of opportunity for making. The course encourages the development of ideas, experimentation and creative approaches to Fashion Design and Fashion Illustration, which underpin and define the spirit of fashion study at Central Saints Martins. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of Fashion Design study through research, documentation of ideas with sketchbooks, fashion illustration, experimentation, development of concepts, 2D and 3D experimentation, design presentation, and portfolio preparation for further study at FE or HE level. 

Week by week, students will be introduced to techniques for the creation and development of design ideas for fashion. You will complete a weekly task which will be reviewed during the live sessions, and participate to group exercises to consolidate your views and aspirations while being enriched by a mix of cultures and creative talents. You will learn about fundamental techniques for Fashion design and processes used within industry and higher education.

Topics covered:

  • Fashion idea generation
  • Creative design research for fashion & sketchbooks
  • Experimental fashion
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Fashion design development
  • Presentation and communication skills
  • Creation of a fashion collection
  • Fashion Portfolio
  • Advice for further study

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the course you will have gained a good understanding of Fashion Design on a practical level. You will have experienced the various stages of the design process, learned how to communicate and present your work, and proven your design and creative ability through a body of work that can contribute to the building of a portfolio and prepare you for further studies.

Who should attend:

Established or emerging creative professional interested in making their ideas into tangible and successful businesses. 

Course Schedule 

Session 1
Introduction & Identity

Session 2
Approaches to Creative Design Research for Fashion & Sketchbooks

Session 3
Fashion Illustration- Introduction

Session 4
Fashion Illustration- Part 2

Session 5
Fashion Design Development

Session 6
Fashion Design presentation

Session 7
Portfolio Presentation

Session 8
Final Critique and Feedback

Please refer to your joining instructions about getting set up for your first session.
Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here:
http://www.arts.ac.uk/csm/courses/short-courses/short-courses-online/frequently-asked-questions/






Tutor information

Jane Francis is the course leader and a BA and Masters graduate of Fine Art. She has over thirty years of experience in the fashion industry. She founded her own label for womenswear and accessories in the 1980’s, retailing through Liberty, Hyper-Hyper, Harrods, Saks and Patricia Field. She went on to work professionally for Vivienne Westwood for over a decade, focusing on the creation, production and catwalk presentations of her collections specialising in fashion accessories, jewellery and footwear. She has held posts within CSM and UAL as a Senior Lecturer Foundation Studies (Fashion), Course Leader for BA (Hons) Fashion Jewellery and Fashion Accessories courses. Now she combines teaching with working as a freelance consultant, stylist and photographer to many international fashion brands and designers, including Ghost, Tank Magazine and TopShop. Jane draws on the experiences gained from working with fine art and the fashion industries, to inform her educational ethos: To encourage forward thinking, innovative and creative approaches to design, through experimental, academic and practical inquiry. You can find her on Instagram.


Materials

Please ensure you have these materials to hand:
  • A2 Sketch pad / Drawing pad
  • A3 hard backed sketchbook
  • Drawing Kit - Pencils, and Colour Pencils
  • Colour - This can be a felt tip or marker pens, Conte or charcoal, pens, acrylics or gouache etc.
  • Eraser and Pencil Sharpener
  • Scissors
  • Pritt Stick or Glue Stick
  • Camera (with Film or Memory as appropriate)
  • Selection of Magazines (fashion, interiors, home decoration). These do not have to be NEW.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
08/10/2016 - 26/11/2016Saturday10:30 - 12:008 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket
19/10/2016 - 07/12/2016Wednesday18:30 - 20:008 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket