Archive for the ‘Fashion’ Category

Sewing for Beginners

This is the perfect course for students new to the sewing machine or for those wanting to learn the confidence to complete more complicated independent tasks. The course will quickly teach students the basics of the sewing machine and then allow them to select a personal sewing project to produce on the three-week course. This course is ideal for those wanting to learn more about garment or soft furnishing construction.

Pattern Cutting: Award Level 1

This structured programme is for students with basic sewing skills to learn and develop some pattern cutting techniques.

Digital Fashion

Adobe Photoshop is one of the most commonly used programs in the fashion industry.

This course will introduce you to fashion using both computer aided design as well as traditional manual skills.

This short course will give you an overview of how CAD is used within fashion. You will discover the basics of the program and then learn to create your own computer generated designs.

You do not need any previous experience or qualifications to join this course.

Specialist Fashion Techniques: Creative Pattern Cutting

For those with previous sewing experience, an opportunity to advance your pattern cutting skills by learning how to develop patterns for contemporary garments from work on the stand.

Please bring a basic sewing kit, pencils, paper and scissors.

Introduction to Photoshop for Fashion Design

An introduction to using Photoshop to create contemporary-looking fashion illustrations and express your design ideas.

This course is suitable for all those who are interested in fashion and wish to build up a portfolio.

Good as a standalone course, this can also support study in other design areas.

You don’t need any previous experience or qualifications to join this course.

C&G Certificate in Pattern Cutting Level 2

On this course, you will build upon existing pattern cutting skills (e.g. from prior Level 1 study or other relevant experience) to learn a range of the specialist pattern cutting techniques – such as block-making and fitting – used in contemporary fashion.

Covering some of the more advanced pattern developments, such as blocks, style developments, collars and a range of style adaptations – as well as garment-making techniques- we aim to equip students with a thorough training in pattern cutting.

You will be taught design development to support you in developing your own garments.

Students consistently produce work of the highest standard on this course and leave with a strong portfolio to support job applications.

Students should have basic garment making, numeracy and literacy skills, as well as having Pattern Cutting experience.

UAL Diploma in Art and Design Level 2 – Fashion

This course provides an outstanding platform to progress onto higher level programmes both within Kensington and Chelsea College and beyond. Students are taught the fundamentals of fashion design, fashion illustration, graphics, textiles techniques, CAD, history of fashion, garment manipulation, pattern construction and general art design processes. This course also includes regular field trips to museums and galleries.

What does the course involve? You will learn an extensive range of fashion skills and develop your own ideas and personal ambitions. The first half of the course will provide you with basic skills and you will learn a variety of approaches to design. In the second half you will concentrate on portfolio preparation and producing exhibition pieces, to support progression to Level 3 or 4 study. This will enhance your design skills through challenging and exciting projects.
Teaching methods include formal instruction, practical work and demonstrations, lectures, seminars, discussions, pair and group work. Throughout the course you will visit exhibitions.

The course runs three days per week from 10.00am – 4.00pm for 34 weeks.

Sewing Machine Techniques

A one evening introduction to using a sewing machine.

You will learn how to thread up the machine and use a variety of stitches and techniques, as well as troubleshooting.

Ideal for beginners and as preparation for one of our other fashion courses.

UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Level 4 – Fashion Pathway

This exciting and challenging one-year course will prepare you for applying to highly competitive degree courses. The course is structured in three parts, each building upon your learning and experience: art and design practice, fashion and textiles practice, and then your personal pathway development in a final fashion or textiles project. In this way you are able to learn through exploration and discovery and develop an understanding of a variety of processes and concepts. The practical nature of the course is under-pinned with historical and contextual studies, visits to museums and galleries, lectures and project work.