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Wilson School of Design

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

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
Tuesday, August 8 to Friday, August 11, 2017
Daily from 9:00am to 3pm
Room 2125, Richmond Campus
8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, BC

Please note this course is not currently open for registration at this time

FSDP 9001 | Summer Design Academy

High school students will explore the fashion design process and discover opportunities in fashion careers. They will create themes and storyboards for inspiration, draw fashion figures and styles, drape fabrics for garment ideas, and practice digital drawing on the computer with Adobe Illustrator©. Each student will leave with a personalized fashion portfolio created during the session to encourage further learning and/or support an application into fashion design post-secondary programs. This will also include a t-shirt with a custom designed graphic. All supplies are included and no previous experience in drawing is necessary - just a passion for design and the curiosity to learn how to put creative ideas into action.

Ages 14 - 18
Non-credit course.

Cost: $250.00 + GST CRN 70238
Monday, August 14 to Friday, August 18, 2017
Daily from 9am to 3pm
Room 2125, Richmond Campus
8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, BC

 

FSDP 9002 | Summer Sewing Academy

This course is offered to high school students who would like to upgrade their sewing skills and gain experience using an industrial sewing machine. Lessons include exploration with fabrics, stitches and seams, zippers, pockets and other garment details. 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 CRN 70239
Monday, August 21 to Friday, August 25, 2017
Daily from 9:00am to 3pm
Room 2120 and 2135, Richmond Campus
8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, BC


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

 

FSDP 9017 | Textile Techniques with Felting

This course will provide participants with a 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
Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4, 2017
8:30am - 5:30pm, Richmond Campus
Room 2125, Richmond Campus
8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, BC

FSDP 9012 | Beginner's Sewing

Learn the basics of sewing in a fun and inspired environment. Students will learn basic techniques such as seam finishes, zippers and pockets on industrial sewing machines. Also included is the exploration and development of a personalized creative project. This course may be used for high school teachers to use as credit towards their Home Economics Certificate at UBC, however anyone with an interest in the rewarding pursuit of sewing is welcome.

Cost: $550.00 + GST CRN 70235
Tuesday, August 8 - Saturday, August 12, 2017
8:30am - 5:30pm, Richmond Campus
Room 2120 and 2135, Richmond Campus
8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, BC

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

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. This course may be used for high school teachers to use as credit towards their Home Economics Certificate at UBC, however anyone with an interest in the rewarding pursuit of sewing is welcome.

Cost: $550.00 + GST CRN 70236
Monday, August 14, 2016 - Friday, August 18, 2017
8:30am - 5:30pm, Richmond Campus
Room 2120 and 2135, Richmond Campus
8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, BC


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