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Patternmaking Level 1 Short Course

Course description

In this beginners course you will learn the art of patternmaking from the experts at Central Saint Martins. You will practice how to use specialist equipment, pattern terminology and how to draw with accuracy and confidence the correct information that should be on finished patterns.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

This course is scheduled to run on campus in a face to face delivery format. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation this course may be adapted in line with UK government guidance or other operational requirements. This may include changing course location (to another UAL site), cancellation of the course, or moving part or all of the course online. In the event of any changes being required we will inform you as soon as possible and support you in any changes required. Please bear this in mind when making any travel, visa, or accommodation arrangements.

Available dates

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Details

Topics covered:

  • Tutor-led demonstrations will provide the starting point from which you will practice and develop your skills and aesthetic values.
  • You will then be able to draw on the technical skills that you learned to practice and improve your ability and realise your three dimensional designs.
  • Working from size 10 fashion blocks, you will learn the basic rules of creating various garment components.
  • You will work on bodice dart manipulations, simple sleeves and skirts.
  • We will explore various design style lines.
  • How to add fullness through gathers and pleats will also be covered.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Graders Set Square or Pattern Master
  • Paper Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Tracing Wheel
  • Pattern awl
  • Pen/Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Masking Tape or Glue Stick
  • Notepad
  • Pins

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