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Through hands-on creative experimentation, explore how we use the arts to fashion personal identify and present ourselves to the world. Note: Open Studio events are included with Museum admission.
You loved it enough to buy it – why wouldn’t you love it enough to re-create it and keep wearing it? Bring in anything from your wardrobe that you would like to re-create or transform. If you are scissor shy – choose something from our own selection of high quality donations. Leave the workshop with a completely transformed piece of clothing....
Objectives By the end of the class, students should leave with a completed flat pattern of 1770s stays, drafted to their own body measurements. Students will be able to independently apply the arc drafting method they learn in class to make a variety of other stay patterns from historical eras between 1600 and 1800. Course Summary Learn to draft late...
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Improve your French while delving into Fashion. If you are passionate about designers, runway shows, and anything related to this fascinating industry, this class is for you! About this Class Parlons Mode is aimed at students who have acquired the A1 level of the European Reference framework for languages (CEFR). The course covers the main points...
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This course helps fashion students move their designs into the luxury department with projects covering custom fit and draping, boning for shaping, soft and structured draping, seam finishes, and design motifs and embellishment. Detailing is done by hand and machine.
Enter an exciting world of Fashion by designing and illustrating your own collection. Learn the basic principles, structures, and styles behind a successful design, while discovering an expressing your own style. Students will be working with fashion croquis (fashion figure drawing) and will learn how to illustrate their work using a variety of mediums,...
This lecture course introduces students to the many areas of the fashion industry that a designer needs to become familiar with in order to build a fashion practice that delivers the most comprehensive interpretation of their vision. Students explore the skills, strategies and mindsets required to manage the making and positioning of their products;...
Enter an exciting world of Fashion by designing and illustrating your own dream collection of clothing, complete with accessories, fabric prints, and shoes. Students will work with fashion croquis (fashion figure drawing) and will learn how to illustrate their work using pencils, art markers, and collage.
Fashion trends don't appear out of thin air. This course teaches students how trends originate and where the top designers look each season for their creative inspiration. The class includes an examination of how to track lifestyle, demographics, and economic changes that affect fashion trends, as well as spotting style-setters from major cultural...
This advanced studio course introduces students to advanced draping techniques used to develop muslin patterns in the French style. Projects include a convertible design, design from fabric, and a period piece.
Students learn to communicate original ideas using geometric principles in design as well as master block pattern structure and fundamental draping. These skills are used to translate creative designs into three-dimensional form, in both fabric and non-textiles.
This advanced studio course introduces students to the design challenges associated with designing garments and ensembles for evening categories including cocktail, dinner, theatre, hostessing, and formal wear. Projects emphasize the principles and methods of drafting and draping patterns and professional construction, with a special focus on embe...
This specialty studio course provides the opportunity for students to develop their professional style as a designer and focus on fabricating a cohesive mini-capsule collection. Students also develop plates for a portfolio presentation.
These foundation studio courses introduce students to the the principles and techniques of presenting designs on paper; croquis (fashion figure development), garment anatomy (silhouette and style lines), media (pencil, watercolor and marker), and fabric renderings (texture, pattern and embellishment). Each exercise provides students with the opportunity...
Students learn to create hat designs for modern dress, using the traditional European techniques of shaping buckram on a head block and felting wool. Participants learn the basics of millinery design and use those skills for their own original designs. Topics include structure, shaping, support, and the materials needed to create a variety of hat ...
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