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High School Students

Registration for Summer 2018 Coming Soon



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


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


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


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


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.