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Fashion and Technology Collage

Continuing Professional Studies at the Wilson School of Design Presents: Summer 2018

 

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

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

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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.

Textile Techniques Academy: FSDP 9020
Tuesday August 7-Saturday August 11

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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.

Summer Sewing Academy: FSDP 9002
Monday August 13-Friday August 17

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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.

Summer Drafting Academy: FSDP 9018
Monday August 20-Friday August 24

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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.

 

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS/GENERAL INTEREST

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

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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.

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

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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.

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

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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.

Reworking Commercial Patterns: FSDP 9015
Monday August 20-Friday August 24

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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.

 

Earn Professional Development credits in an exciting and relaxing atmosphere taught by KPU's top Fashion Faculty.

KPU is in conjunction with UBC as part of the Certificate in Textile Studies or the Home Economics Diploma programs. Courses are designed for secondary school teachers of textile studies/fashion who want to strengthen their knowledge in the area, or for teachers or post- secondary students who want to develop expertise for the teaching of textile studies.

KPU also offers fashion-related courses for general interest and teens.


Register here for KPU Continuing Professional Studies

General Information of Continuing Studies:

If you have questions about any of the courses please contact cpsdesign@kpu.ca.

Courses are taught at the Wilson School of Design at the KPU Richmond Campus

Wilson School of Design
5600 Kwantlen Street
Richmond, BC V6X 3V8