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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.

FSDP 9037

Introduction to Sewing
(Sewing Woven Shirts)
FSDP 9037
Sept 26th - Nov 28th, 2020
(2.5 hours x 10 weeks)

For beginners. No previous sewing experience required.

Over 10 weeks, students will learn basic sewing knowledge, how to purchase fabrics, how to use PDF patterns and will construct a long-sleeve button up shirt.

The course explores woven textiles including: collars with collar stands, button plackets, pockets and cuffs. This online offering requires students to use their own sewing machine and materials at home (printable pattern provided). Lessons are a blend of video, multimedia and face-to-face online discussion with the instructor. All online in-class demonstrations are sewn on a home machine and include tutorials on trouble-shooting.


FSDP 9036

Canada by Design
FSDP 9036
Oct 2nd - Dec 4th, 2020
(4 hours x 10 weeks)

An Exploration of Canadian Fashion, Apparel and Textiles

The Canadian apparel industry is diverse with each province, city and community having its own distinct feel.  In Canada by Design we will investigate the diversity of design in Canada with a fashion, apparel and textile focus. Through readings, guest speakers, and inquiry we will uncover how the Canadian apparel industry and its many companies, entrepreneurs and artisans thrive. Learning activities are designed to broaden students understanding of the Canadian design industry.


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