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Continuing and Professional Studies for Teachers, Teens and General Interest | Fashion Program at KPU

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


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


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


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


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.