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Tuesday, May 1- Tuesday, July 10 - School of Design Open Lab

Registered students will have access to 1 regular sewing/drafting lab (straight stitch, sergers, flatlock, coverstitch, irons, drafting tables), 1 specialty lab (laser cutter, heat press, knit machines, etc), 1 technology hub (3d printers, laser cutter) on the machines that they are already trained on. If you have not been trained on a machine (laser cutter, 3D printer, etc) but would like access, you will be required to pay for training. All materials must be supplied by the student, no materials will be provided except thread (fabric, paper, notions, feet + bobbins, tools will not be provided, must be brought in by student). Machine maintenance will be taken care of after-hours or during select hours of work, and on-demand help will not be provided as this is independently driven work. Students must present valid student ID card to gain entry to this course as rooms will be restricted to only those who have registered.


Non-credit course.
Cost: $200.00 + GST 



Weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wilson School of Design, Richmond Campus, Room 3920, 3980, 0961
5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond, BC

Summer Fashion Academy

Summer Courses for High School Teachers and General Interest

In addition to our certificate, diploma and degree programs, the Wilson School of Design provides relevant, quality educational programming for a variety of learners. Our courses are taught by our qualified faculty and industry professionals. We offer a range of courses, workshops, seminars and programs of study to help you achieve your goals.

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Summer Fashion Academy – KPU Richmond Campus

Tuesday, August 7- Saturday, August 11 - FSDP 9020 | Textile Techniques Academy

Ever wondered how the cool print designs on your favourite clothes are created? Come and explore some exciting ways of making fabrics with images and layouts that you have designed. You will be introduced to various techniques to allow you to reproduce those images onto cloth. These will include simple silkscreen methods, as well as stamping and mono-printing with textile paints. You will be starting your project by learning all the steps to preparing and dyeing your own fabrics. You will be designing, dyeing and printing full yardages; creating original fabrics for your own garments. You will make 2 meters of fabric enough to allow you to make a skirt, top or bag. you will also learn to further enhance the fabric with some surface embellishment such as foiling and stitching.

Ages 14 - 18
Non-credit course.
Cost: $250.00 + GST CRN 70237

Instructor: Eleanor Hannan
Daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Wilson School of Design, Richmond Campus, Room 0960
5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond, BC

 

Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3 - FSDP 9001 | Summer Design Academy

Students will explore the fashion design process.  They will create themes and storyboards, draw simple fashion figures, drape fabrics for garment ideas, and practice drawing on computer with Adobe Illustrator.  Each student will leave with a personalized fashion portfolio and lesson plans to bring back to the classroom.  No previous experience in drawing is necessary.

Ages 14 - 18
Non-credit course.

Cost: $250.00 + GST CRN 70238
Instructor: Jessica Bayntun

Daily from 9am to 3pm
Wilson School of Design, Richmond Campus, Room 3960
5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond, BC

 

Monday, August 13 - Friday, August 17 - FSDP 9002 | Summer Sewing Academy

Students will learn basic techniques such as seam finishes, zippers and pockets on industrial sewing machines. They will create a personalized, creative project that encourages further learning and supports an application into fashion design post-secondary programs.

Ages 14 - 18
Non-credit course.
Cost: $250.00 + GST CRN 70239
Instructor: Alyson Brucker

Daily from 9:00am to 3pm
Wilson School of Design, Richmond Campus, Room 3960
5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond, BC

 

Monday, August 20 - Friday, August 24 - FSDP 9018 | Summer Drafting Academy

This course is offered to high school students who would like to gain and upgrade their pattern making skills.  Lessons include exploration of pattern drafting methods, tools and supplies and varying techniques. Each student will leave with a personalized, creative project developed during the session to encourage further learning and/or support an application into fashion design post-secondary programs.  Some previous experience using a domestic machine is highly recommended to gain the most benefit from this course.

Ages 14 - 18
Non-credit course.
Cost: $250.00 + GST 
Instructor: Heather Clark

Daily from 9:00am to 3pm
Wilson School of Design, Richmond Campus, Room 3960
5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond, BC

 


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Summer Courses for High School Teachers and General Interest – KPU Richmond Campus

 

Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3 - FSDP 9017 | Textile Techniques with Felting

This course will provide participants with an unique and enjoyable exploration of various textile treatments and techniques especially focusing on felting and silkscreen. These techniques will be taught with instructions that make the processes a learning experience not only for the craft itself but also for the history and cultural understanding of these processes and their relevance to the textile work and innovations of today. The emphasis will be on felting and silk-screening for fashion accessories. Although disparate practices through the work of this course we will see them relate as teaching/creative motivators.

Cost: $575.00 + GST CRN 70234
Instructor: Eleanor Hannan

8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wilson School of Design, Richmond Campus, Room 0960
5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond, BC

Tuesday, August 7 - Saturday, August 11 - FSDP 9012 | Beginner's Sewing

Students will learn basic techniques such as seam finishes, zippers and pockets on industrial sewing machines. They will create a sample sewing book and lesson plans to be used in the classroom and produce a creative final project.

Cost: $550.00 + GST CRN 70235
8:30am - 5:30pm

Instructor: Heather Clark
Wilson School of Design, Richmond Campus, Room 3920
5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond, BC

Please note that Saturday class will end at 4:00pm

Monday, August 13 - Friday, August 17 - FSDP 9016 | Intermediate Sewing & Pattern Making

Students will learn intermediate techniques such as garment finishing, pattern manipulation and several classroom adaptable projects on industrial sewing machines. They will create garment samples, patterns and lesson plans, producing a creative library of projects for the classroom.

Cost: $550.00 + GST CRN 70236

Instructor: Jessica Bayntun
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wilson School of Design, Richmond Campus, Room 3920
Wilson School of Design, Richmond, BC

Monday, August 20 - Friday, August 24 - FSDP 9015 | Reworking Commercial Patterns

Students will learn pattern design and alteration techniques to easily learn and be able to teach manipulation of commercial patterns. They will learn the basics of pattern drafting and sew prototypes to assess fit and design.  Throughout the course participants will work with a range garment types and experiment with fit for different body types during group fittings.

Cost: + GST CRN 70236

Instructor: Lesley Pollard
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wilson School of Design, Richmond Campus, Room 3920
5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond, BC


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