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Art and Design Residential Summer School for 13 to 16 Year Olds

Course description

This two-week course will take you through the whole process of constructing and finishing a shirt to designing a printed fabric to make it out of. You will create your own unique shirt learning a range of new skills as you work. Resulting in something you can wear, use in your portfolio for application to Art School or both.



You will start the course by making a shirt toile (making your shirt in a test fabric to ensure that the fit and cut is perfect). The next stage is to research and design your pattern, printing your final design on fabric that you will use to make your own unique shirt.



You will start the course by making a shirt toile (making your shirt in a test fabric to ensure that the fit and cut is perfect). The next stage is to research and design your pattern, printing your final design on fabric that you will use to make your own unique shirt.

Outcomes
By the end of the course you will have a finished printed shirt and pattern, a sketchbook full of inspired design ideas, skills in print, working with a pattern and toile, techniques for construction a shirt

Who should take this course
This course is aimed at students aged 16 to 18 who are studying art and design or fashion at college. No prior experience of the techniques covered in the course are required.

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Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A sketchbook
  • Drawing materials (whatever you prefer to use – pens, coloured pencils etc)
  • Details

    Topics covered:

  • Making a shirt toile to gain technical experience of using industrial machines and learn the techniques for constructing collars, plackets, yokes, cuffs and different seam finishes.
  • Print design –research a chosen topic and use this as a basis for print ideas
  • Printing onto fabric using the heat press
  • Making up the final shirt in original printed fabric
  • Learn how to present your final piece and the research that went into it in a portfolio.
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    Meet the Tutor:

    This workshop has been created for teenagers looking to get the full experience of art school. You will learn new skills while developing your confidence through experimentation, idea generation and creativity enhancing activities.

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