Fashion Design: Session B

Learn what it takes to become a fashion designer! You'll discover the basic elements of fashion sketching, illustration, construction, collection development, bead work and fabric selection. We'll examine work by famous designers, from Coco Chanel to Marc Jacobs, and dive into the exciting world of fashion shows by learning the steps a designer goes through before, during and after Fashion Week. We'll even take a field trip to visit a working designer, where you'll see the whole process in action and get to try your hand at a small sewing project! Students will leave the program with a sketchbook full of designs and inspiration, their own set of design tools, and a final 2D or 3D project.

Basic Sewing: an optional class for Fashion Design B students

This is a special extended day option for Fashion students who want to gain real sewing experience. If you choose this option, you will stay in camp until 5:30pm each day while learning the basics of sewing and how to sew from a simple clothing pattern. This class is designed for students with little to no sewing experience.

Students must bring their own sewing machines. All other necessary tools and materials will be provided in class. Contact us at if you are traveling from out of state and cannot bring a sewing machine with you.

Ages: 13-17

Course Number:


Course Date:
Monday, July 17, 2017 to Friday, July 21, 2017
Course Date Info:

If these sates don't fit your schedule try Fashion Design: Session A

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day (Pool) available until 5:30pm
Optional Extended Class (Basic Sewing) available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp - $360

  • Optional Extended Day at Legion Pool until 5:30pm - $35
  • Optional Extended Class (Basic Sewing) until 5:30pm - $100

Overnight Camp - $830

The Fashion Design camp is designed to accommodate both absolute beginners and students with some drawing or fashion design experience. The Basic Sewing Extended Day Option is designed for beginning students.


Alexandra Parsons (Fashion Design) earned her B.F.A. in Fashion Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and studied Fabric Design at the University of Georgia. She currently lives in New York City, and works on her own clothing label, which has been sold at a local boutique and was featured on MTV. Alexandra previously held internships with Anne Barge, the prestigious Atlanta-based bridal designer, and JonValdi Couture (now Germán Valdivia) in New York City. While studying at SCAD-Atlanta, she founded a student fashion organization called Fashion Haus Atlanta, and served as a designer and organizer in several fashion shows. This is Alexandra's seventh year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

Fashion Design students will need to bring:

  • An 11x14 sketchbook
  • A beginner’s set of paints (either watercolor or gouache)

Basic Sewing students will need to bring:

  • A sewing machine, complete with plug, pedal and machine directions (if available)

A more detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.