Overview: This course will give students a foundation in figure drawing through various methods. Students will learn and practice basic fashion illustration techniques using various media. The creation of original ideas will be explored through various methods and prompts in order to generate new ideas. Students will use these new ideas to design clothing or a “collection” to be presented at the end of the course. A $35 materials fee is charged.
Overview: This course will give students a foundation in garment construction, sewing techniques, fabric and fiber qualities, and the use of a sewing machine. Students will have the opportunity to prepare and produce sewn garments from their own designs. The course will culminate in a fashion show.
Overview: This course takes an in-depth look at the history of fashion and its effects on the industry as well as modern views of clothing. Fashion will be studied through various lenses: the forces of global economics, politics, social hierarchy and how these dictated what people have worn for centuries. We will examine the social and historical aspects that influence these trends, while drawing parallels between various places and times. Students will also learn the what it takes to produce a season or “collection” of clothing. They will create and design their own business ideas through various artistic endeavors, which will be presented at the end of the course.