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Fashion Design (Ages 11-15) - NEWTON

Regular price $250.00 $0.00 Unit price per

This 6-week *Advanced Level* course will provide students with a peek into the world of a professional Fashion Designer! 

Starting ages 11 and up, Fashion Design is a course created by a Parsons School of Design Alumna, and is a perfect fit for students who:

  • Have a lot of experience sewing basic clothing and/or took our Fashion Sewing course in the past
  • Have a creative flair and a deep interest in the intricacies of fashion design
  • Hope to someday attend a design school such as Parsons, RISD, MassArt, etc.
  • Love drawing, collaging, sewing and want to challenge themselves creatively
  • Are excited by a course that is half-theory, half-practice, and wholly fun!

    This is a structured course authentic to a first-year fashion student experience, with a semester condensed into 6 weeks. The basic outline is as follows:

    Week 1: Ideation, we will begin by discussing the importance of mood boards for the creative process and gathering inspiration and play the "Why Do We Like?" game.
    Week 2: Ideation Cont'd, we will use class time to work on mood boards, swatch fabrics, learn fashion vocabulary, and discuss how professional mood boards are put together. There will be a lecture/powerpoint and discussion about current Fashion Week trends and designers.
    Week 3: Translation, we will put final touches on mood boards, and begin sketching looks. There will be a demo of how to sketch a croquis, and how to properly put together a technical flat sketch.
    Week 4: Creation, we will use class time to choose a favorite design, take measurements and start working on patterns based on technical sketches. There will be a pattern-making demo at the beginning of class.
    Week 5: Creation Cont'd, we will use class time to finish patterns, cut fabric, and start sewing permitting.
    Week 6: Creation Cont'd,  we will use class time to finish sewing.

    The Fashion Design Course in Newton will meet once a week on  Saturdays from 10.00AM - 12.00PM. 
    The upcoming session will run Saturdays December 4th-January 22nd. This session won't meet on Dec 25 or Jan 1.

    Each session is $250 and lasts 6-weeks with the *fixed* start date, unfortunately we cannot provide any makeup classes.