9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Unleash your passion for Fashion! Spend a week in an authentic design studio atmosphere. Come learn how to design great fashion! Learn to shop for styles for you! Learn the foundations to draw, design, and sew your ideas that are as good as those in the store!
The former SSSAS French teacher and Paris trained couturière Catherine Lochtefeld Sirianni from the Chambre Syndicale de la couture parisienne (google it!!) is back with Fashion Camp I and II for anyone aged 12 to adult!
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 Constructsion to give a complete snapshot of the industry. Check it out!
The first week: Fashion Camp I: Fashion Design Portfolio
This is the creative process in two dimension. The inspirational sources include runway videos and fashion magazines translated by visual design into croquis 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 portfolio. The week would include morning and afternoon sessions exploring these aspects, viewing fashion show runway videos, visits to the leading area fabric store to discover and enjoy couture materials and the Museum of Women in the Arts to view fashions from other eras. The week will provide the tools and inspiration to create an impressive portfolio and skills to continue drawing and 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 stitchers welcome! We will view and discuss runway show videos by accomplished designers. Then, from a wide selection of inspiring fashion magazines, available fabric and notions, design and make an outfit that fits you perfectly using traditional methods of couture including drawing, design, pattern making, transformation, and sewing. (We begin with an easy bag project for practice!) Work at your own pace; each part is taught and guided step by step. All materials are included. Join us for the basics, and take your skills to the next level! Come sew with us!