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Apparel & Fashion Design

Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 25 - 29 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-0890 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Have you ever had a great costume idea that you wanted to make a reality? It's not just having talent or ability that's important; it's sticking with something, experimenting, sketching ideas, making a model of your ideas, explaining what your idea is about, and learning that solutions take more than a one-shot effort. Balancing technical instruction with freedom of self-expression, you'll learn to design and create costumes from concept to finished product. Using basic sewing, patterns, and patternmaking techniques, you'll move from sewing to measuring to embellishing, and finally to costume fittings, as you watch your costume ideas come to life.

Applies to: AT, Y3


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

Mondays + Tuesdays, Jul 2 - 3 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-0895 ( Class is Full )
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $20


Description

Taylor Swift needs a six-piece wardrobe to wear in Paris. Jennifer Lawrence wants to look regal for the Oscars. Beyonce and Demi Lovato need after-Grammy gowns that will dance all night! In this course students mix and match design challenges with different celebrity personalities to design either a specific piece for a special occasion (e.g., the Oscars), or conceive of a wardrobe collection for that person. Students study what these larger-than-life figures currently wear, where they sometimes go wrong, and how they as young designers can use their own aesthetic to create an image that is right for their celebrity clients. Students can expect to generate a collection of concept designs that cover a range of styles and design challenges in response to 'real world' scenarios, including creating their favorite designs on miniature mannequins.


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 16 - 27 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-2186 ( Class is Full )
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 16 - 20 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-3757-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $25


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. This course explores 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 nontraditional materials, while learning some basic construction techniques.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 30 - Aug 3 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-3757-03 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $25


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. This course explores 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 nontraditional materials, while learning some basic construction techniques.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 23 - 27 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-3725 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5 | 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: Pat Ubaldi Nurnberger (Bio)
Course Details

Thursday + Friday, Jul 5 - 6 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-1988 ( Class is Full )
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $10


Description

Explore the exciting world of fashion while working with papers, colored pencils, fashion magazines, fabrics, trims, embellishments, mannequins and sewing tools. Watch runway shows, learn about fashion from different eras and then create your own clothing collection. You'll draw concept fashion designs, fabricate creations on mini dress forms, accessorize with ideas for shoes, bags and hats and finally, invent fashion logos to promote your new fashion collection.


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Monday + Tuesday, Jul 2 - 3 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-0548
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $250


Description

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the traditional skill of hat-making (known as millinery)? Do you have an idea for a cool cap to complete your cosplay outfit, but don't have the skills to make it a reality? In this course, you'll be guided in the selection of the most appropriate materials for creating artistically sound design concepts. Historical examples are introduced from culturally diverse sources as you learn millinery and hat-making vocabulary as it applies to this niche of the fashion field. You'll leave with your creation, a hat, as modern or traditional as designed.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Everett Hoag (Bio)
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