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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. Note: Students need to bring their own 11 x 14 sketchbook and a beginner's set of either watercolor or gouache paints; in addition, bring a pair of loose or relaxed pants (not tight ones or skinny jeans) to cut off for the sewing 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 and 1.5 yards of lightweight cotton fabric for a skirt or shirt pattern. All other necessary tools and materials will be provided in class. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are traveling from out of state and cannot bring a sewing machine with you.
Monday, July 20, 2015 to Friday, July 24, 2015
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Day and Overnight Options Available
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
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 - $350
Overnight Camp - $750
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.
We have currently reached our limit on financial assistance for this camp. We have begun to process these requests, and those awarded financial assistance should be notified by mid-May. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at email@example.com.
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 fifth year as a Summer Academy instructor.
Beth Jamieson (Sewing) earned her B.S.F.C.S. in Fashion Merchandising from the University of Georgia. She has been teaching sewing classes in the Athens area for the past 2 years. When she is not teaching others to sew, she is working for a local baby product and handbag company and creating her own line of clothing for a local Athens boutique. This is Beth’s third year as a Summer Academy instructor.
Fashion Design students will need to bring:
- An 11x14 sketchbook
- A beginner’s set of paints (either watercolor or gouache)
- A pair of pants (loose or relaxed fit) to be cut for project
Basic Sewing students will need to bring:
- A sewing machine, complete with plug, pedal and machine directions (if available)
- 1.5 yards of lightweight cotton fabric for skirt or shirt pattern
A more detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.