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Fashion Sketchbook for 16 to 18 Year Olds Online Short Course

Course description

In this intensive, one-week online course for beginners, you will explore different ways of creating a personal fashion design sketchbook. It will be a chance for you to unlock your creative mind and get your ideas out of your head and onto paper. The course is a vehicle for you to challenge your ideas about fashion. You will collect, record and process inspiration, try out ideas, explore success and failure, and be encouraged to take risks.

For more information on Online Short Courses please see the below information.

Who should take this course?

  • Teenagers interested in studying fashion design or illustration
  • Those keen to learn more about Central Saint Martin's approach to fashion design.
  • Students wanting to create and/or improve a fashion sketchbook/portfolio.

Course outcomes

  • You will end up with your own sketchbook filled with designs and ideas for your personal fashion collection
  • You will learn how to use different methods and materials in order to build an effective fashion sketchbook
  • You should gain a better understanding of how designers use research in order to feed their imagination and develop their designs.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 2 weeks online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.

Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

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Details

Topics covered

  • How to explore an abstract concept visually
  • How to source, create and process visual research for inspiration
  • Developing and presenting your fashion ideas
  • Exploring various techniques and media in order to explore different types of drawing and presentation

Overview of Activites

  • Basic Illustration Class about the Fashion Figure, Face and Garment
  • Demonstration of different sketchbook techniques such as collage, montage and multi-media illustration
  • Introduction into 3D work
  • Developing ideas through sketches
  • Presenting final ideas as Line-Up and Fashion Illustration

Materials

Please have ready for your first session:

  • Colour printer or access to printing and scanning facilities
  • A3 paper/ A3 sketchbook
  • A4 paper/A4 sketchbook
  • A5 sketchbook
  • A4 Folder
  • a selection of drawing pencils F, H, HB, 1B 2B (and also mechanical pencils)
  • coloured pencils (water soluble or normal ones)
  • 1 rubber, pencil sharpener
  • Pair of scissors, 1 scalpel & cutting mat
  • crayons
  • any other cheap drawing materials that you like to use
  • A3 tracing paper pad
  • masking tape
  • watercolour paint, gouache, or any other of your favourite water-based paint such as acrylic paint or poster paint
  • pastels or chalks
  • pritt stick
  • plastic water pot (for watercolours)
  • paintbrushes
  • mini stand (fashion stand or wooden drawing doll), barbie doll or stuffed toy with human-like features
  • A3 or bigger layout or pattern cutting paper
  • A3 or bigger fabric scraps in different textures (soft, stiff, silky, flowy, paper-like, leather, furs, transparent, nets etc.)
  • old copies of fashion magazines for cutting up
  • any fashion images or books that you find interesting and relevant to you

Technical Requirements:

Prior to the start of your course, please ensure you have:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection, we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here - https://www.speedtest.net

Meet the Tutor:

In this intensive, one-week online course for beginners, you will explore different ways of creating apersonal fashion design sketchbook. You will collect, record and process inspiration, try out ideas, explore success and failure, and be encouraged to take risks.

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