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Apparel & Fashion Design

Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 10 - 14 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-0420
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $25


Description

Update your wardrobe with a tailormade classic! Choose either the "little black dress," first made famous in 1926 by French designer Coco Chanel, or the button-front shirt, with various options for collar styles. Using a basic pattern as your starting point, you'll learn to adjust the design to suit your personal style. After choosing a fabric, you'll learn to cut and sew the garment, using both hand and machine stitching. The result: a wardrobe essential you'll proudly wear time and time again. All levels are welcome.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Thursday, Jun 29 - Jul 2 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-0431
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $20


Description

To have light, there must be dark. Gothic/Goth style is a manifestation of the fascination with dark. Gothic style began in the romantic early 19th Century and caught the imagination of the world. In this course, students explore the origins of Gothic style, viewing examples of the genre and its subdivisions like Steampunk. Then students put their new knowledge into practice as they design garments over scale model forms.

Applies to: AT, Y3


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

Monday - Thursday, Jun 29 - Jul 2 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-0444
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $15


Description

Those interested in fashion, apparel design or just functional sewing will love this intensive workshop in the basics of machine sewing and maintenance plus hand sewing fundamentals. We review tools and sewing box equipment and learn a variety of stitch types and strategies. Students leave with their own machine-sewn sampler and a hand-sewn one. Note: A few sewing machines are provided but students are encouraged to bring their own machines.

Applies to: AT, Y3


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

Monday - Friday, Jul 27 - 31 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-1274
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


Description

This class is every future fashion designer's dream! Kids who dream of being fashion designers learn how to create one-of-a-kind garments and design presentations to show the world their design genius. Guided by a professional fashion designer and educator, students learn how to draw the fashion figure, create inspirational mood boards of design concepts, and make their ideas a reality by creating head-to-toe looks on miniature mannequins. All levels of experience are invited and no sewing experience is necessary. All that’s needed is a love for fashion and lots of imagination!


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 6 - 10 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-2186
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | 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

Thursdays, Jul 9 - Aug 6 | 6-9pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-3725-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10 | model fee $10


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: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 13 - 17 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-3740
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: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 27 - 31 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-3757
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $25


Description

Central to the design of a fashion collection is the investigation of innovative materials and textiles that define the uniqueness of a style and, frequently, provide the initial inspiration behind a 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 finished garment made of nontraditional materials, while learning some basic construction techniques.

Applies to: AT, Y3


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

Monday - Friday, Jul 27 - 31 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-3981
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $25


Description

How do fashion designers look to the past to design some of today's high fashion? Students in this course 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, students 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, they produce their own design, construction and presentation drawings of historically accurate garments and contemporary fashions based upon them.

Applies to: AT, Y3


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

Monday - Friday, Jul 27 - 31 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-3288
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

In this course, artists will explore the fascinating history of the Japanese kimono and its dynamic revival in both Eastern and Western culture. Embedded in Japanese tradition, the kimono has been a fashion icon since the 8th century -- and still is today. Drawing inspiration from past and present designs, kids will create their own kimono story. Taking on the role of a designer, they will develop ideas with style boards, fashion drawings and miniature-scale kimono designs, and then complete their concepts by creating a full-size, personalized kimono to wear. In the process, they’ll learn simple pattern making, fabric handling and sewing skills.


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)