This course focuses on the creative use of CAD to produce an innovative and commercial garment collection for babies or children.
You will learn how to produce product fabrication technical files and creative placement graphics that can be used in a capsule collection.
This course is ideal if you have some understanding of Adobe Illustrator and want to explore specialist design techniques.
The skills taught, although targeted at garment details, treatments and graphics, lend themselves well to a diverse range of design projects.
During the course you will:
• research trends in baby and childrenswear
• create moodboards
• improve your knowledge of Adobe Illustrator
• design a small capsule collection
• learn about placement graphics and apply them to your garments
• present your collection in a PDF to a professional standard.
You’ll be introduced to these skills and techniques through technical workshops, demonstrations, exercises on the computer, one-to-one feedback and group critiques.
To benefit from this course you should have some experience in using Adobe Illustrator.
The course will be taught on PCs (but you are welcome to bring your own PC or Mac with a Wacom tablet if you prefer).
What will I gain?
By the end of the course, you will have a newfound confidence in using Illustrator in creative, effective and efficient ways, and gained an understanding of the baby and childrenswear industry.
In addition to these sessions on campus, there'll also be an online after-care session with your tutor and the group to discuss any technical questions you have.
Entry requirement: You should have professional or academic experience in fashion design, and basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.
Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Art and Design on the City Campus.
You will have access to a Computer Aided Design (CAD) suite equipped with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.
Tutor Profile: Catherine Wise has combined working as a designer with teaching and training in the fashion and textiles sector.
After graduating with a degree in textile design from Nottingham Trent University, she went into industry working with suppliers and retailers such as Paul Smith, Ted Baker, Fat Face, Boden, George, New Look, Ben Sherman and Mothercare.
Catherine currently works as an associate lecturer specialising in digital design skills.
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Need accommodation for the summer?
You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms.
Information on booking accommodation can be provided once your place on the course is confirmed.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
One week of quality tuition with experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Indicative class size: 10
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