Fashion & Design Studio Camp
Investigation, Imagination, Innovation, Illumination, Ignition
Fulfilling Wilbraham & Monson Academy’s mission to develop global citizens and leaders. To prepare each student for the challenges of higher education and for success as a global citizen, we promote intellectual development, physical health, personal accountability, mutual respect and commitment to service.
This is a two-week session workshop
July 1 - 5 and July 8 - 12
- Earn one WMA Visual Arts Credit for this program.
- A $100 materials fee will be paid at registration.
- An introductory course in Studio Art or Drawing as a prerequisite is recommended.
This course will focus on the global understanding of fashion and its cultural and aesthetic implications.
Students will consider how fashion changes over time, comparing fashion trends on a global scale and investigating the social and historical aspects that directly influence these trends. The controlling forces of global economics, politics, social hierarchy, and how these forces dictate what people wear, are major thematic components of the course. Students will also examine the history and progress of fashion, and the differences between cultures, particularly Western ideas in comparison to Asian, African and Middle East aesthetics. Students will consider the global aspects of clothing design, fabric design, production and the economics of the fashion industry. In order to create a portfolio of clothing designs, students will learn to draw the human figure, focusing on proportion and anatomy. Various reading assignments will be assigned, as well as a comparative classroom presentation.
Instructor: Mrs. Lowry-Brook