About the Course
This Fashion Portfolio Preparation Course will give you a chance to create a physical body of work and will provide an introduction to visual research, experimentation, mood boards, sketchbooks, ideas development, drawing and presentation skills. You will learn to reflect on and critique the work of yourself and others. Suitable for those wanting to develop their creativity for fun, beginners who wish to start building a portfolio of work, as well as those wanting to build on prior experience in fashion (or art & design) to develop an existing portfolio with a fashion focus for use in applications for further study. You will leave the course with additional portfolio work and an insight into how to develop and edit your portfolio content further.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Identify the content of an effective portfolio.
Assemble a physical portfolio containing a hard copy body of work with your research and ideas e.g., sketchbook pages, mood boards, colour palettes.
research & develop a concept, demonstrating your personal style and creative ideas.
Create work tailored to your chosen pathway, to aid your progression to courses and work-related projects or positions within the fashion and creative industries.
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. You will be introduced to relevant websites & books to support your learning There will be an emphasis on sharing knowledge through group discussion.
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 is a Beginners and intermediate course. This course is for those who wish to do this for fun and those with some prior experience looking to improve their prospects of employment through progression onto formal education and employment. Enthusiasm and interest in the subject is essential. You must be able to speak, write and read English.
What you need to know before you enrol
• This course is intensive and punctuality and good attendance are necessary
• You will be using scissors and cutters under the supervision of the tutor.
• Please also note: there is no eating or drinking allowed in the studio – no liquids at all are allowed.
What you will need for your class
Equipment will be discussed in the first session:
•A portfolio (types of portfolio will be discussed)
•Fashion Magazines (a list will be supplied)
•mechanical pencil, pencils, sharpener, eraser, ruler
•Pritt stick, Blu tack.
•A3 wire bound sketch book thick paper, A4 folder for handouts
• colour media (e.g. coloured Inks /water colour/gouache & brushes, pastels, marker pens .NB: there is no need to buy in advance .This will be discussed in the 1st lesson)
•notepad and pen
•Propelling pencil HB
•0.1 fibre tip technical drawing pen
•0.5 fibre tip technical drawing pen
•NB: You will need to print out images either in college or at home of fashion and non-fashion images which are inspirational.
What you can do next
You may wish to develop your skills further on these courses:
Creative pattern Cutting Draping on the stand
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.