Instructor: Melody Williams
Class Description: Fashion Construction introduces young designers to fashion with an emphasis on discovering their own style, learning foundational skills in garment construction, and exploring the materials of fashion and their environmental impact. Students build skills in fashion research and drawing, altering existing garments, pattern-making, and machine sewing. Activities guide students through the process of developing ideas, finding inspiration, responding to the work of other artists, and considering the impact of fashion design on their community and communities around the globe. As their designs develop, additional technical skills are introduced, including fabric printing, embroidery, and finishing techniques.
Students will travel together to fabric stores and boutiques or art exhibitions to gain knowledge and ideas for building their own unique pieces as well as designing an article of clothing or accessory for a friend or family member. In order to develop a complex and broad view of possibilities for creating clothing and using textiles, explorations will focus not only the Fashion world, but on fashion in everyday life––how people communicate through clothing and how we use fashion to express ourselves. Fashion Construction will culminate in a runway fashion show and clothing swap for all students, their family, and friends.
Materials fee: $25
Student supply list:
Instructor will provide most supplies, students will need to purchase fabric for final project.
Location: TWIL @ Manitou Art Center 513 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO
Number of hours for class: 1 week MTWThF; 9:00am- 5:00pm.
Class Level: Fascination – These classes will introduce you to a new skill, concept or technique and are open to all levels. The student may, however, be required to have a basic skill or have taken a certification class. For example, for a flat-pattern drafting class one need not know anything about flat-pattern drafting but should have a basic understanding of the sewing machine. Any prerequisites will be listed in the class description.
Price: $250 - We are proud to offer this camp subsidized by the Jane Webb Scholarship Fund. Un-subsidized price would be $450 per student.