About the Course
If you love clothes and have always wanted to develop your Fashion Design sense, this is a good place to start. Suitable for both beginners and those with some previous experience. This course will benefit you whether you are in further or higher education, hoping to work as a designer, running your own business or if you simply want to learn how to create Fashion design sketches for fun. Learn how to research and develop design ideas, draw inspiration from a range of influences and use a wide variety of materials and media to produce individual original 2D work. Explore the use of shape, colour, texture and proportion. You can choose to design Menswear or Womenswear. You will learn about the world of the fashion designer, the design process and the basic stages involved in designing a small themed capsule collection. The course focuses on the 2-Dimensional creative stages: developing fashion ideas from research using sketch books, mood boards, design boards and design sketches. You can then go on to explore the 3-dimensional aspects by taking one of our Pattern Cutting and Clothes Making courses listed at the bottom of this page.
By the end of the course you will be able to
to develop your own designs
to use fashion drawing skills
to create attractive layouts in your research, mood board and design presentation
to select a suitable colour palette for your designs
to produce a capsule collection of designs
Class format and activities
You will be able to develop your skills by engaging with suitable projects determined by your existing level of development in discussion with the tutor. Teaching is both as a whole class and an individual, one-to-one basis using demonstrations, discussion, examples, samples, handouts and other technical support material where appropriate. You will be able to negotiate individual learning goals with the tutor.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
This course is suitable for both beginners and those with some previous experience
•No previous experience is necessary
•Students must be able to speak, read and write in English
•Enthusiasm and interest in the subject is essential
What you need to know before you enrol
The fashion studios are on the first floor of the Nancy Seear Building and there is wheelchair access via a stair-lift.
Please note: there is no eating or drinking allowed in the fashion studios - no liquids at all are allowed.
What you will need for your class
• HB pencil or mechanical/propelling pencil
• Pritt stick
• Blu tack
• A3 sketch book
• A3 plastic transparent art file (to carry your work in )
• A4 envelope file (to organise research in.)
• watercolours and watercolour brushes
• notepad and pen
• Fineliner fibre tip pens (0.1 & 0.5 nibs)
• Magazines Fashion e.g: Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Pop, Glamour, Elle, ID, Dazed, Love
Other equipment you may wish to purchase will be discussed in the 1st lesson
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.