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Wilson School of Design

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
Open Lab  -  FSDP 9920 (Monthly and Daily options) - Register May 1-Aug 22, 2019 (Tue-Thu) 9:00am-5:00pm KPU Richmond $500/$200/$50
Introductory Sewing  -  FSDP 9029  (CRN: 70236) - Register Aug 6-10, 2019 (Tue-Sat) 8:30am-5:30pm KPU Richmond $577.50
Introduction to Pattern Drafting & Design  -  FSDP 9030  (CRN: 70237) - Register Aug 12-16, 2019 (Mon-Fri) 8:30am-5:30pm KPU Richmond $577.50
Introduction: Sewing, Pattern Marking & Design  -  FSDP 9032  (CRN: 70239) - Register Aug 26-27, 2019 (Mon-Tue) 9:00am-4:00pm KPU Richmond $175.00
Introduction to Specialty Machinery  -  FSDP 9022  (CRN: 80293) - Register Sep 14, 2019 (Sat) 8:30am-3:30pm KPU Richmond $157.50
Introduction to Laser Cutting & 3D Printing  -  FSDP 9021  (CRN: 80278) - Register Sep 21, 2019 (Sat) 8:30am-3:30pm KPU Richmond $78.75
Introduction to Specialty Machinery  -  FSDP 9022  (CRN: 80294) - Register Oct 12, 2019 (Sat) 8:30am-3:30pm KPU Richmond $157.50
Introduction to Laser Cutting & 3D Printing  -  FSDP 9021  (CRN: 80279) - Register Oct 19, 2019 (Sat) 8:30am-3:30pm KPU Richmond $78.75
Introduction to Laser Cutting & 3D Printing  -  FSDP 9021  (CRN: 80280) - Register Nov 23, 2019 (Sat) 8:30am-3:30pm KPU Richmond $78.75
Introduction to Specialty Machinery  -  FSDP 9022  (CRN: 80296) - Register Dec 07, 2019 (Sat) 8:30am-3:30pm KPU Richmond $157.50
Introduction to Laser Cutting & 3D Printing  -  FSDP 9021  (CRN: 80281) - Register Dec 14, 2019 (Sat) 8:30am-3:30pm KPU Richmond $78.75

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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

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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

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FSDP 9032 - Introduction: Sewing, Pattern Making & 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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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 September 21
Saturday October 19
Saturday November 23
Saturday December 14

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

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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) 
• Ultrasonic Welder
• Heat/Cool Press

*Please note that these machines are used in Apparel production

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:

Saturday September 14
Saturday October 12
Saturday December 7

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

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FSDP 9920 - Open Lab

Registered students will have access to designated labs at the school of design in a shared space environment. Apparel production and specialty machinery included in the shared spaces are as listed below.

All materials must be supplied by the student, no materials will be provided except thread (fabric, paper, notions, feet + bobbins, tools will not be provided, must be brought in by student). Machine technician will be on site, however, instruction will not be provided as this is independently driven work. All policies and procedures of the School of Design and its labs must be strictly adhered to, including shutdown and safety procedures, which will be reviewed prior to course start.

Students must present proof or registration to gain entry to this course as rooms will be restricted to only those who have registered.

Apparel Production Machinery Available

Machine Type

Details

Amount Available (SHARED)

Industrial straight stitch

 

22

Industrial overlock

 

10

Flatlock

 

3

Coverstitch

 

3

Chainstitch

 

1

Binding Machines

Knit only

3

Walking Foot

Long arm, binding, regular

Varied

Bartack

 

1

Buttonhole

Regular and Keyhole

1 each

Industrial irons

 

4

Drafting Tables

Large (2 seater)

12

Specialty Machinery Available*
*prior certification or training required from the Wilson School of Design

Machine Type

Details

Amount Available (SHARED)

Laser Cutter/Engraver

Trotec Speedy 360 + 400

2

3D Printer

Ditto Pro Tinkerine

4

Seam Sealer

Ardmel

1

Heat Press

Geo Knight & Co, INC

1

Edge Binding Thermowelder

Framis

1

Ultrasonic Welder

Sonobond

 


Open Lab is available at 3 different rates to accommodate your production needs:
 

Full Summer Rate - $500

9am-5pm - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

May 1 – August 22 (50 work days total)
 

Monthly Rate - $200

9am-5pm - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

May (14 work days)

June (12 work days)

July (14 work days)

August (10 work days)
 

Day Rate - $50

9am-5pm

May 7, 8, or 9

June 4, 5 or 6

Wilson School of Design, Richmond Campus
Rooms 0961, 3960, 3980
5600 Kwantlen Street, Richmond, BC

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