Fashion Illustration Intensives

Price: $219.00    Class begins: July 11, 2015

Fashion Illustration2Fashion Illustration Intensives with Jennifer Baggett, Art Director, Fred Meyer Corporation

$219 each

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, July 11 & 12, 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, July 11 & 12, 2:30-7 pm.

Level 3: Draw ¾ views with more detail on clothing: sleeves, collars, plackets, pleats, ruffles.  Prerequisite: Level 2.  Look for this class in Fall.  Click here to get on the wait list.

Mens Fashion IllustrationMen’s: Get the proportions for a man’s fashion figure. Create a croquis, clothes. Prerequisite: Level 2.  Look for this class in Fall.  Click here to get on the wait list.

Available Spaces: 3

Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design

Price: $383.00    Class begins: September 16, 2015

See and draw garments using a computer and your Adobe program.

with Rebecca Hatton, Columbia Sportswear

 Wednesdays, September 16-December 2, 2015, 6-9 pm


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

Class policies

Available Spaces: 8

Concept & Development

Price: $368.00    Class begins: September 16, 2015

Concept and Development with Emily Weltman, design manager for Big-Giant

Tuesdays, September 15-November 17, 2015, 6:30-9 pm


Design for a specific customer. Refine your progressions.  Choose your fabrics, trims and colors. Critique your own work to define, edit and refine your collection.  Leave with finished illustrations ready for a portfolio or to start patterning and sewing your collection.

Prerequisite:  Fashion Illustration, Adobe

Part of Apparel Certificate and Fashion Forward programs

Class policies

"I wanted to let you know that Emily's class has been one of my favorites at PS. I really enjoy her teaching style and industry knowledge." -- Jessica C.

Available Spaces: 12

Flats & Technical Packages

Price: $383.00    Class begins: September 17, 2015

Knowing how to make a technical package can land you a job.

Flats & Technical Packages with Adrianne Hranko, Columbia Sportswear

Thursdays, September 17-December 10, 6-9 pm (no class Thanksgiving weekend)


Create computer-generated production packages consisting of size specifications, construction standards, materials and production methods with front, back and side flats of all your garments. Each week, you'll translate an illustration to a flat with a spec package. A must for anyone wanting to enter the apparel profession, to work for major apparel companies and to work with production sewing companies.

Prerequisite: Fashion Illustration, Adobe Illustrator

Part of Apparel Certificate and Fashion Forward programs

Class policies

Available Spaces: 12

History of Fashion

Price: $219.00    Class begins: September 17, 2015

Go "backstage at the Elie Saab Paris Couture Fashion Show" with our History of Fashion class.

History of Fashion with Emily Weltman, design manager at Big-Giant 

Thursdays, September 17-October 22, 6:30-9 pm

$219 or $429 if combined with Inside the Fashion Industry

Where do designers get their ideas? How do they make these ideas a reality?  History of Fashion gives you the answers.  Learn about the history of fashion and the process of designing.  See fashion’s past, present and glimpse fashion’s future. Learn how fashion has evolved through time. Discover the influential fashion designers and trends that changed history. Get an overview of how the way we dress has changed from pre-history through today, with an emphasis on 20th century designers and trends. Learn to spot how contemporary designers are inspired by the past.

Part of Apparel Certificate and Fashion Forward programs

Class policies

Available Spaces: 15