with Rebecca Hatton, Columbia Sportswear
Tuesdays, January 6-March 10, 6-9 pm
$319 for 10-week class
Learn the basics of of how to use this powerful computer program to design apparel. Follow the same steps used at major apparel companies. Create a concept or mood board. Design a simple ensemble, following your concept, then put on finishing touches.
From your first week, learn to copy garments as computer illustrations starting with t-shirts and woven shirts to more complicated garments such as jeans and a jacket. Learn to turn them into flats. Learn to add fabric colors and textures.
Discover pen, vector, raster, brushes, lines and the protocol for modifying visuals. Create a design a week. Scan then modify your images. Use your new skills to design and draw fashion ideas. A must for anyone entering the apparel profession.
Prerequisite: Fashion Design: Sketching and Illustration or equivalent
Part of Apparel Certificate and Fashion Forward programs
Tuesdays, January 6-27, 6:30-9 pm
How can you make your design idea a reality? What do designers do to come up with ideas? Learn how to create a fashion collection. Experience the process from beginning to end like a pro. Learn how to make mood boards, keep a sketchbook, and where to look for inspiration. Design for a specific customer. Choose your fabrics, trims and colors. Critique your own work to define, edit and refine your collection. Leave with finished sketches ready for a portfolio or an apparel construction class. Prereq: C&D1
Level 1: Become a fashion artist & start thinking like one. In one day, you will start with a simple pencil and paper and end knowing how to draw the fashion figure. Add hair, hands, faces, feet and poses. Saturday & Sunday, January 31 & February 1, 8 am-2 pm.
Level 2: Use markers to add clothes and textures. Create fashion illustrations suitable for a portfolio. Prerequisite: Level 1. Saturday & Sunday, January 31 & February 1, 2:30-7 pm.
Level 3: Draw ¾ views with more detail on clothing: sleeves, collars, plackets, pleats, ruffles. Prerequisite: Level 2. Saturday & Sunday. Look for this class in Spring.
with Emily Weltman, Nike & FIT
Tuesday, February 17-March 10, 6:30-9 pm. $219.
Create these key tools for selling your clothing line. A must for anyone trying to sell their products to boutiques and stores. Start with flats. Use Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign and create line art. Learn about style numbers, photo shoots and paper choices. End with a pdf ready to go to print. Prereq: Adobe Illustrator