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Fashion Design and Draping Workshops for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Fashion Design and Draping Workshops for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Petra Metzger, with others


Whether you consider yourself a complete beginner or if you are studying art, design or fashion at school, this fashion summer school course will give you an experience of fashion as taught at Central Saint Martins. Developing your confidence in experimentation, idea generation and creativity will be important activities alongside building your technical skills to help inform you how to become a fashion designer. 

Subjects will include:

  • Learning about different careers in fashion
  • Guest speakers from the fashion industry
  • Research and idea generation
  • Developing a fashion sketchbook
  • Designing a fashion collection
  • Fashion illustration
  • Working in 3D - silhouettes and draping
  • Presentation skills
  • Day out in London

The course includes a specially designed educational day out in London that feeds into your course work back in the studio.

The last Friday afternoon of the course will include a display of your finished design ideas, illustrations and sketchbook, with feedback from your tutor on how to use the work within your portfolios. 

This popular course is ideal if you are considering fashion or textiles as a future career, or if you wish to try something new and have a passion for fashion and the fashion industry. Upon completion you will have new skills to help you continue designing your own collections, illustrating, documenting your research and thought processes, putting together marketing boards and more. You will explore the process very much in the spirit of Central Saint Martins, where your own personal and explorative approach will be celebrated.

This promises to be an exciting and unique experience for any 16-18 year-old who is:

  • Interested in developing their own creativity
  • Building a portfolio for future studies
  • Confident in learning from their mistakes
  • Keen to work with students of different nationalities
  • Willing to work and collaborate with others during projects
  • A good insight in Fashion BA degree at Central Saint Martins

Fashion Design and Draping for 16 to 18 Year Olds is a stand-alone course but also dovetails with the Fashion Styling and Making for 16 to 18 Year Olds to make a complete 4-week Fashion Summer School course that will really meet the needs of aspiring fashion students.

Need help with accommodation in London this summer?  Visit our accommodation section

Please note: This course is for students aged 16 to 18 years old only

Tutor Description

Petra Metzger is an international Fashion Designer and Fashion Tutor.
Over the last year Petra has been living and working in Rio de Janeiro where she set up the post-graduate Fashion course Orbita at Centro-br. Parallel she has been working as a fashion consultant at Dacri Deviati where she designed for brands at Sao Paulo Fashion Week such as Lenny Niemeyer one of the most important fashion brands in South America and the trend-setting TOP5 brand in Brazil, Vankoke.

Following her graduation from the acclaimed Fashion MA at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, Petra launched her brand EINE in summer 2013.
She developed her dressmaking and design skills while working alongside innovative designers such as Haider Ackermann , Hussein Chalayan and Peter Jensen.   Her work is distinguished by its strong tailoring and its unabashed celebration of woman. While pursuing her profession as a designer, Petra is teaching fashion design, pattern cutting, drawing, portfolio and styling at international universities including Central Saint Martins College, Norwich University of the Arts and Centro-br as well as giving creative fashion design workshops to professional design teams in high-street and high-end fashion.


Please bring with you:

  • USB key / thumb drive (minimum 8 GB)
  • Laptop with wifi access and power cord (optional)
  • Digital camera or good quality camera phone, plus charger and camera USB cable)
  • Drawing material: pens, colour pencils, pastels, eraser (optional)
  • Paper glue (eg Pritt Stick)
  • Scissors


Available dates

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