9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Spend a week in an authentic design studio atmosphere! Learn how to design your own great fashion and styles for you! Gain knowledge of the foundations to draw, design, and sew your ideas that are as good as those in stores! Become skilled at reading and transforming patterns that will fit you to a ‘T”!
In her twentieth year, former SSSAS French teacher, Paris trained couturière, and experienced instructor, Catherine Lochtefeld Sirianni, is back with Fashion Camp I and II for anyone age 12 and up. Adults are welcome.
Each week is independent and will focus on Design or Creation but it is best to sign up for both! The skills of Session I: Portfolio can flow right into Session II: Sewing and Construction to give a complete snapshot of the industry. Great for any art portfolio as well. Come join this fast-paced workshop!
The First Week: Fashion Camp I: Fashion Design: Portfolio
This is the creative process in two-dimension. The inspiration includes runway videos and fashion magazines translated into figurine drawing and storyboarding. Learn or perfect perspective, shape, form, color, texture, textile design, figure drawing, live model drawing, and exploration of famous designers to create a collection. The week includes morning and afternoon sessions exploring fashion history, viewing runway videos, visits to the leading area fabric store to discover and delight in couture materials, the Textile Museum and the Museum of Women in the Arts to view fashions from other eras. The week will provide the all tools and inspiration to create an impressive portfolio and skills to continue designing for life. Should a student be considering a career in the Arts or in Design, these would be a strong beginning for a Design School portfolio.
The Second Week: Fashion Camp II: Fashion Design: Sewing & Construction
This week is more technical but just as fun! Beginners and experienced sewists welcome! We view and discuss runway videos by accomplished designers, then, inspired by fashion trends, available fabric and notions, design and make an outfit that fits you perfectly using traditional methods of couture. Draw, design, create a pattern, transform, and sew it. We begin with an easy project to learn basic skills and to practice! Work at your own pace; each element is taught and guided step by step. All materials are included. Join us for the basics or take your skills to the next level! Come sew with us!