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Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

Summer 2014 Precollege Programs in the Arts:
Project Fashion Designer

stock  fashion illustration Grades 9–12

Typical Day

Learn to turn creative fashion ideas into unique catwalk creations! Using garment industry standards, begin with sketches and illustrations and bring your vision to life after learning about current fashion trends, fabrications, forecasting, color theory, and human body characteristics that determine the way clothing fits and flows. Gain hands-on basic sewing techniques as you learn how to make different seams, seam finishes, and hems, and lay out and cut a pattern. Projects may include skirts, tops, ponchos, redesign of vintage items, and/or other basic sewing projects. Whatever you decide to create, you will have the stage to show off your work at the culminating fashion show! Create a small illustrative collection and learn rendering techniques and presentation formats. Projects in the course will help you create your portfolio. Receive a DVD of the fashion show!

  • Students must bring a sewing machine. (Don’t forget your instruction booklet!)
  • All other supplies are included in the program fee.

To broaden exposure to the arts, Project Fashion Designer can be combined with Video Game Creators and Animators, Code Breakers and App Designers (new!), the Songwriting Workshop, Shakespeare Workshop, and/or Vocal Intensive to make for a well-rounded summer experience.

Session II: July 14–25
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$1,165 for the first registration
$1,048.50 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (received by May 2, 2014)

About the Instructors

Gwenveria Sargeant (lead instructor) is a fashion design graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and a seasoned and innovative designer/merchandiser of women’s wear. At FIT, she was an adjunct faculty member in the fashion design–art department and currently teaches fashion design as a guest instructor in the Educational Opportunity Program.

Ruth Bauer (co-instructor) is a fashion design graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and has designed for Christian Dior Lingerie. She is an adjunct faculty member at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y., where she earned her master's degree in art education. Ruth kept a childhood promise made to her daughter two summers ago … to design and make her daughter’s wedding dress! That promise came true through numerous conversations, sketches, draping ideas, fabric and lace shopping trips, and many hours of sewing!

Posted Dec. 11, 2013

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