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...
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 ...
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.
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.
Learn a non-technical approach to creating drawings with depth. Learning to see in perspective helps an artist to draw and paint with a more convincing sense of dimension. This course introduces a simplified system for attaining better depth in still life art, figure drawings, landscapes and on-site sketching.
Make stunning, large format prints from your digital files or negatives. Scan, touch up, and output your images on Epson 7900 24" wide-format archival printers. This class covers digital workflow process and how to optimize the quality of your prints. Participants will have the ability to print up to the equivalent of four final 16"x 20" prints. Students...
Create animated narratives, exploring and using traditional book arts and paper engineering. Investigate thaumarope, zoetrope, flip book, pop-ups, altered book forms and more. This class moves between hand bookmaking and paper cutting to digital animation.
This five-day workshop introduces students to the practice of papermaking and paper-pulp painting. The class is for anyone-- no prior experience in either papermaking or painting is required. We will cover common papermaking fibers, how to process fibers using a beater and sheet formation. With those elements in place, we can begin exploring the expressive...
Wet felted wool is a unique process and material that has great versatility in both form and function. It can be manipulated into seamless three-dimensional form using a felting process that only uses soapy water and friction. In this workshop students learn different techniques to create a range of work from functional objects such as mittens to sculptural...