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Apparel & Fashion Design

Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 22 - Aug 2 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-2186 ( Class is almost Full )
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

Here's your chance to learn the fundamentals of garment construction while deconstructing and reconstructing a garment of your choice. By using new fabrics and design changes, you can transform the old garment into a totally new look. Through pattern drafting, draping using the mannequin, and various hand and machine sewing techniques, you'll select a fabric and move on to sewing the original design created in class. The course also includes a continuing discussion of design, styles, trends and couture. Note: Some sewing knowledge is helpful, but not necessary.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 5 - 9 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-0420-02 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $25


Description

Step it up a notch! In this course, you create a custom-fit wardrobe essential. Choose from a "little black dress," first made famous in 1926 by Coco Chanel, or the men's equivalent, a button-front shirt, with options for various collar styles. You start with an easy, basic pattern, and learn to alter the design to suit your personal styles. You then cut fabric of your choice and sew the garment using both hand and machine stitching. The result: a piece that can be worn time and time again, fit for any occasion. All levels are welcome.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Pat Ubaldi Nurnberger (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 12 - 16 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-3725-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10 | model fee $5


Description

All fashion designers start their planning on paper, well before they ever see their garments worn and walking the runway. Students in this course explore the fashion drawing techniques used in the industry, such as basic fashion figures (or 'croquis') and mood boards -- the process tools for translating a creative idea into a sophisticated design. Students also communicate the ideas, moods, motion and details of a garment by visually interpreting fashion apparel, including the body proportions used in basic fashion drawing. As students create various croquis bodies and draw from a model, they develop their personal style and drawing skills, as well as an appreciation for the role fashion illustration plays in the design business.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Everett Hoag (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 29 - Aug 2 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1313
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Thoughtful design can solve problems that human industry and consumption create. In this workshop, young fashion designers are encouraged to follow ethical practices, as they come up with concepts for their own brand, pitch it to their peers, design it and leave with one sewn prototype garment. Together the class awakens to their personal responsibility for the natural environment, and the global concerns of the fashion industry that include fair trade and the rights of humans and animals. The result is an evolving understanding of the apparel business and the impact one informed, creative individual can have by promoting empathy and effecting positive change.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 29 - Aug 2 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-3740-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


Description

Kids love fashion too! The world of apparel design is fascinating and fun, and may even lead to a career. This course introduces the vocabulary and craft of fashion design, from brainstorming original concepts to describing and visualizing clothing and costume creations. Lessons include illustrating a line, age-appropriate marketing concepts, a tutorial on fabric and cloth, and the basic sewing and patternmaking techniques that serve as a foundation for future exploration of garment construction.


Instructor
  • Name: Pat Ubaldi Nurnberger (Bio)
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