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Apparel & Fashion Design

Course Details

Wednesdays, Jul 12 - Aug 2 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/SE-APP-1282
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250


Description

How can you take a simple idea and expand it into an apparel collection? In this course, we will explore the development of a design concept from the initial inspiration to the final sketches. We'll focus on color and trend research, fashion illustration, detailed technical drawings and presentation techniques. Turn your ideas into marketable, production-ready presentations, through this industry-standard method for apparel concept development. This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Adrian Burke (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 29 - Aug 3 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2186
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $15


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, Jul 24 - Aug 4 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2186-02
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | 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, Jul 10 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3757
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $20


Description

Central to the design of a fashion collection is the investigation of innovative materials and textiles that nowadays define the uniqueness of a style and, more and more often, provide the initial inspiration behind a whole fashion collection. In this course, we explore the world of innovative materials in order to push creativity to its limits. Students create a personal project, beginning with a mood board and fashion sketch and ending with a complete garment made of non-traditional materials, while learning some basic construction techniques. The course culminates with an informal fashion show for parents and friends. Note: Previous sewing or patternmaking experience is not required.

Applies to: AT, Y3


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

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 21 | 1-4pm
ages 12-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3981
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $20


Description

Did you know that Napoleonic uniforms and gowns were the inspiration for Dolce & Gabbana's Fall '06 collection, or that Marie Antoinette influenced Dior in 2006? Discover how fashion designers look to the past to design some of today's high fashion! You'll come to embrace the relationship between historic costume and contemporary fashion by examining couture collections and the costumes worn in hit movies in light of their historic influences. During lively class sessions, we'll learn to identify historic time periods, garments, fabrics and construction and fitting methods of the era. Then, with a single time period as a starting point, you'll produce your own design, construction and presentation drawings of historically accurate garments and contemporary fashions based upon them. Note: Students use both hand and machine sewing to construct a simple garment based on historic design. Some sewing skill needed.

Applies to: AT, Y3


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

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-3740 ( Class is almost Full )
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $15


Description

Kids love fashion too! They often have fabulous ideas on what they would like to wear, so it makes great sense to offer this course as a prelude to the fashion design offerings available to older students. The world of fashion is exciting and fun, with great emphasis placed on creative personal expression. That's what students can count on as they learn the basics of fashion design, from brainstorming original concepts to the unveiling of their final creation. Everything is open for investigation, from fabric choices to running one's own fashion design business! Some basic sewing and patternmaking techniques are reviewed, as well as how to assemble a fashion portfolio that combines design work and sewing samples. Students even create their own label and magazine ads!


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Aug 5 | 10am-2pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/SE-TEXT-1210
1 session | 4 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $25


Description

Join a renowned materials dyer and fiber artist for an engaging workshop where you'll learn how to dye fabric and silk ribbon using botanicals. You will be introduced to natural dyes such as cochineal, madder root, marigold, dahlia and osage. As you dye squares of fabric and silk ribbon, you'll build observational color skills complemented by note-taking to eventually build your own ingredient color library. Rhonda will also teach how to hand stitch the ribbon on the fabric to create beautiful embellished pieces suitable for pillows, wall hangings or journal covers. This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Rhonda Fargnoli (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jul 11 - Aug 15 | 6-9pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/SE-APP-1211
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

In an effort to create stronger, warmer clothing, our early ancestors, the Neanderthals, created crude pointed tools out of bone, poked holes in fur hides and joined them together with cord. 45,000 years later, we have computerized this simple technique to produce just about everything you can think of -- from luggage to linens, from automobile interiors to accessories. But sewing -- as a craft, hobby or even its practicality for individuals -- is becoming a lost art. If you think sewing is difficult or too complicated, think again! Sewing and its tools have changed dramatically over the years. What's available to today's sewer makes every part of sewing easier, and more enjoyable, than ever. If you want the satisfaction that comes from making your own things like tote bags, Roman shades, aprons, quilts and more, then this course is for you. Note: Students must bring their own sewing machine and sewing/accessories kit to class. This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Leslie Fontana (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jul 12 - Aug 2 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/SE-TEXT-1283
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250


Description

Have you wanted to make your own printed fabric or wallpaper? Illustration, color development and finishing techniques form the basis of surface pattern design development, with applications in fabrics, wallpaper, ceramics, glass, metal, fiberglass and resin. In this course, we will discuss various printing processes to better understand how your original surface pattern designs can be produced. Using collage, graphite, watercolor and gouache, we will apply 2D design principles and color theory to support design decisions for a variety of surface applications. This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Adrian Burke (Bio)
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