Ready. Set. Sew! Is your child ready to explore their creativity in the world of fashion design and sewing? Design Level 1 introduces students to the fashion industry and, teaches basic design and sewing skills to spark their creativity. We welcome students of all skill levels. Students enjoy hands-on projects that incorporate basic measuring, counting, and geometry, mathematical and spatial skills. Students learn about the origin of fabrics used in the course, and about how geography and, technology play a role in the fashion industry. Students will learn the parts of a sewing machine, sewing terminology, and how to utilize basic sewing tools. Students become little designers by learning how to hand sew, take measurements, and use simple patterns.
Ready, Set, Sew 2.0! Take your child’s sewing skills to the next level! Design Level 2 emphasizes accuracy, as students learn to finish their sewing projects, cleanly and with ease. Students will choose a simple garment to design, and work on throughout the program, and at display at the end of term showcase. Design Level 2 incorporates and enhances the critical thinking, spatial skills learned in Design 1.
This course introduces students to the ins and outs of interior design and teaches how to apply the knowledge towards design projects. Students will design an introductory level floor plan and place various décor elements throughout to create a fashionable space. Student will learn color theory and apply it to design fashionable pillows and various sewn décor items to give their room or creative space a little extra style! They will also learn about décor textiles and fabric, and how they play a major role in enhancing the space.
Does your child love backpacks and fanny packs? Now, they can make their own! This sewing class will take your child’s skills to the next level by designing their very own bag and matching accessories! Get ready because your little designer will create a bag that they can use and be proud of!
Does your child love Scrunchies, Bags, and Bows? Now, they can make their own! In this ultimate accessories sewing class, take your skills to the next level with accessory design. Your little designer will create stylish hair accessories like scrunchies, hair bows and headbands. They will even make bow ties and the perfect accessory bag to to complete the look!
Illustration Sessions allow your student to gain valuable feedback and the practice needed to improve their illustration skillset. From beginner to advanced, sessions instill valuable tools that hone your student’s aesthetic to design and illustration. Session topics include, but are not limited to, fashion illustrations, fashion croqui and nine heads, and fashion poses and movement.
The Portfolio Review program is designed to identify areas of strength and opportunity for qualifying students that are interested in applying to fashion design and post-secondary art programs. Throughout the program, student will enhance their portfolio with areas of strength and improve upon areas of opportunity.
Please note: students must be junior or senior in high school to qualify.
Does your student benefit from one-on-one instruction? Our private learning opportunities give your student the individualized attention they need. A private learning session can focus on a topic of the student's choice.
Our adult classes make the concept of sewing and designing easy for all adult learners. Classes range in difficulty from beginner to advanced, and cover a wide range of topics, from making a tote bag to drafting a pattern.