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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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Upcoming Courses

Design Date Time Place Cost
Introduction to Laser Cutting & 3D Printing  -  FSDP 9021 R10 Feb 16, 2019 8:30am-3:20pm KPU Richmond $78.75
Introduction to Specialty Machinery  -  FSDP 9022 R11 Feb 20, 2019 8:30am-3:20pm KPU Richmond $157.50
Textiles PD Day  -  FSDP 9034 R10 Feb 22, 2019 8:00am-3:20pm KPU Richmond $47.25
Introduction to Specialty Machinery  -  FSDP 9022 R10 Feb 23, 2019 8:30am-3:20pm KPU Richmond $157.50
Introduction to Laser Cutting & 3D Printing  -  FSDP 9021 R11 Mar 2, 2019 8:30am-3:20pm KPU Richmond $78.75
Introduction to Specialty Machinery  -  FSDP 9022 R12 Mar 2, 2019 8:30am-3:20pm KPU Richmond $157.50
Introduction to Night Time Photography  -  FSDP 9033 F10 Mar 5, 2019 6:00pm-10:00pm Grouse Mountain $68.25
Introduction to Laser Cutting & 3D Printing  -  FSDP 9021 R12 Mar 9, 2019 8:30am-3:20pm KPU Richmond $78.75

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FSDP 9021 - Introduction to Laser Cutting & 3D Printing 


Learn the basics of Laser Cutting and 3D Printing in this condensed 1 day course for all interested students, industry, and community members. Our experienced faculty will show you how to set up your files, how to prep the machines, and provide demos on a variety of materials. You will be given time to test your own materials and create your own files (you can even bring in a file ready to go to test) for a hands on approach to learning this technical and innovative machinery. A basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator is an asset, programs used will be Adobe Illustrator and Rhino (3D Printing)

Dates Available: Saturday March 2nd OR March 9th
Time: 8:30am-3:20pm
Cost: $75.00 + GST
Instructor: Victor Martinez

Wilson School of Design, Richmond Campus, Rooms 1910, 3980, 0961
5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond, BC

FSDP 9022 - Introduction to Specialty Machinery


Seam Sealers, Ultrasonic Welders, Heat Presses, oh my! Explore all of the innovative Specialty Machinery at the Wilson School of Design in this condensed 1 day introductory course. Our experienced faculty will be providing demos on a variety of the more advanced technology in our production labs, such as:

• Seam Sealer
• Thermowelder (Edge Binding + Seam Sealing) 
• Ultrasonic Welder
• Heat/Cool Press

You will be given the opportunity to test all of the machinery and create samples to bring home. Students are encouraged to bring in their own ideas and materials to test, all other materials will be provided.
Prerequisites: Basic sewing skills an asset

Dates Available: Wednesday February 20th OR Saturday March 2nd
Time: 8:30am-3:20pm
Cost: $150.00 + GST 
Instructor: Lindsay Norris

Wilson School of Design, Richmond Campus, Rooms 3980
5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond, BC

FSDP 9033 - Introduction to Night Time Photography - Off Campus, Grouse Mountain

Building up your photography skills? Bring along your SLR camera and your curiosity for a workshop on night time photography, taught by Visiting Professor Tero Marin from Metropolia University in Helsinki. Students will take the tram up to the top of Grouse Mountain for spectacular views of the Lower Mainland and North Shore Mountains, perfect subjects for a photo series. No prior experience necessary, but basic skills with a digital SLR camera highly recommended. 

 

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Time: 6pm–10pm

Cost: $65 + GST CRN 60289  *the cost of the Grouse Mountain tram is included in the fee

Instructor: Tero Marin

 

Required Materials

Digital 35-mm SLR camera; digital storage for your camera; note-taking materials

Optional Materials
Tripod; different lenses for your camera 

 

Additional Information
Students will be required to provide their own transportation to and from the base of Grouse Mountain. You will receive detailed information about a meeting time and place once registered. Students should come prepared for the weather on the mountain, and dress appropriately. Bring food and beverages as needed (and/or purchase snacks on Grouse Mountain). Please note that the course fee covers the cost of the Grouse Mountain tram and instructional fees, but does not cover food, drink or transportation costs.

 

FSDP 9025 - Design & Fashion Intensive Academy                                                  

 

This course is for you if you are between the ages of 12 – 18 and have an interest in fashion.  Topics covered will include design theory and designing for fashion, sewing with an industrial sewing machine, exploring the local Vancouver apparel industry, and working with patterns.

Dates: July 2-5 (4 days)
Time: 9am-5pm
Cost: $385.00 + GST
Instructor: Jessica Bayntun/Sharon Greeno

Wilson School of Design, Richmond Campus, Room 3920
5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond, BC

FSDP 9026 - Fabrications                                           

 

Working with a range of fabrications and textiles participants will cover a number of different skills such as how to properly work with, sew, finish, and care for a variety of different textiles.  Fabrications covered will include, but not be limited to: leather, lace, shear fabrics, technical fabrics, and implementing circuitry into textiles.  Throughout the course a number of small projects and samples will be created using a variety of textiles.

 

*Note, additional course cost to cover materials used in course - $50 per person

Dates: July 8-12 (5 days)
Time: 8:30-5:30
Cost: $550.00 + GST
Instructor: Jessica Bayntun

Wilson School of Design, Richmond Campus, Room 3920
5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond, BC


FSDP 9027 - Sewing and Fitting Pants    

 

Starting with a pattern, participants will work through sewing a pair of pants.  Topics covered will include pattern manipulations, pattern and prototype fitting, and sewing finishing details.  General topics such as fitting, and how to fix fit issues will be explored.  Drafting a pant pattern with custom measurements will be discussed and time depending, samples for fitting will be created.

 

*Note, you should have basic sewing skills to get the most out of this course

*Additional course fee ($100 per person) will cover all required supplies including fabric and notions to make a finished pair of jeans

Dates: July 15-19 (5 days)
Time: 8:30-5:30
Cost: $550.00 + GST
Instructor: Jessica Bayntun

Wilson School of Design, Richmond Campus, Room 3920
5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond, BC

 

FSDP 9028 - Surface Design                                                                   

 

Throughout the course participants will explore different methods of fabric dying and fabric printing, learning why, when, and how to use each method. Working with either chemical or natural dyes, participants will dye and then block print and/or silk screen 2-3 meters of fabric yardage.  Fabric at the end of the week will be ready for creating a garment with. 

 

*Note, sewing will not be covered in this course

*Note, additional course cost to cover materials - $30 per person

 

Dates: July 29-Aug 2 (5 days)
Time: 8:30-5:30
Cost: $550.00 + GST
Instructor: Eleanor Hannan

Wilson School of Design, Richmond Campus, Room 0960
5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond, BC

 

FSDP 9029 - Introductory Sewing                                                               

 

An introduction to sewing, this course will cover beginning sewing skills such as threading the sewing machine, fabric, and pattern layout.  Participants, using industrial sewing machines, will work through sewing samples and techniques including seams, seam finishing, and zipper applications.  Projects will be discussed on the first day of the course and could include project such as pencil cases, tote, duffel, or simple backpack.

A possible course field trip to a fabric store will be included.

 

*Note, pattern drafting will not be covered in this course

Dates: Aug 6-10 (5 days)
Time: 8:30-5:30 (Tuesday - Friday), 8:30-4 (Saturday)
Cost: $550.00 + GST
Instructor: Heather Clark

Wilson School of Design, Richmond Campus, Room 3920
5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond, BC

 

FSDP 9030 - Introduction to Pattern Drafting & Design                                                     

 

Explore the prototyping process through pattern design and sample making. 

This course will discuss the differences between a block and a pattern, cover concepts such as dart manipulation, and work through measuring the body for pattern development.  Participants will draft a basic block with custom measurements, discuss fit through fitting a mockup of the block, and work through pattern manipulation to create a personal design.

 

*Note, to get the most out of this course you should have basic sewing skills and have worked with sewing patterns previously. 

Final work for the course may not be a completely finished garment.

 

Dates: Aug 12-16 (5 days)
Time: 8:30-5:30
Cost: $550.00 + GST
Instructor: Heather Clark

Wilson School of Design, Richmond Campus, Room 3920
5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond, BC

 

FSDP 9031 - Apparel Design in Vancouver                                                                        
 

This course will cover design from a number of different perspectives. Apparel design will be explored through field trips to local galleries and exhibitions, studios, and retails stores.  Guest speaker(s) will talk to their expertise and background.  Basic design principles will be covered; the concept of design thinking will also be explored and what it means for current education and conceptualization.  Through a self-directed project (photo journal, journal/sketchbook, portfolio piece, etc.) participants will be able to further explore the local industry.

Dates: Aug 19-23 (5 days)
Time:8:30am-5:30pm
Cost: $550.00 + GST
Instructor: Michael Pope

Wilson School of Design, Richmond Campus, Room 3920
5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond, BC

 

FSDP 9031 - Introduction: Sewing, Pattern Marking & Design                                                        

 

This course is for you if you are newly admitted to a Wilson School of Design, or considering applying to one of the design programs.  Topics covered will include an introduction and refresher for working with industrial sewing machines and sergers, basic pattern making knowledge and theory about pattern manipulation, and design conceptualization.  A predetermined project will be worked on throughout the workshop that will incorporate skills covered.

 

*Note, skills and knowledge covered would be appropriate for students interested or entering the fashion & technology program, the product design program, or the technical apparel program.

Dates: Aug 26-27 (2 days)
Time: 9am-4pm
Cost: $165.00 + GST
Instructor: Heather Clark

Wilson School of Design, Richmond Campus, Room 3920
5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond, BC

 

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