When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Clare Spencer
  • Course Code W22FASD03A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

In this exciting workshop style course you will benefit from the opportunity to learn from a unique archive of Vintage/historical clothing. Sessions will be based on practical handling & analysis & discussing the history of garments from the FATE® Fashion and Textiles Education archives first- hand. We will be examining Couture, Drapery, Silhouette & Construction materials & techniques (both European and non-Western.) Depending on your personal interests you will be able to focus on a silhouette developed through shapes and proportions of a particular period. You may wish to focus on design development ideas or investigate construction elements and pattern cutting practices if you are a student maker. You will be able to create 2D - visual reference/ sketchbook for your fashion design practices including written research if you choose to. This can be used for future development of 3D Ideas . Suitable for students with a general interest in fashion history and theory as a hobby & for those who wish to work with a fashion archive or fashion curation. Equally students of pattern cutting, sewing and making and fashion design can benefit from furthering their knowledge. All levels are welcome.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • To identify Western and Non-Western garments and Silhouettes of a given period including shapes, proportions, construction, and materials using correct terminology
  • Analyse the history of the garments (European and Non - European.)
  • To identify Western and Non-Western garments and Silhouettes of a given period including shapes, proportions, construction, and materials using correct terminology
  • Analyse the history of the garments (European and Non - European.)
  • Gain an insight into fashion archiving, collecting and curation from current practices and perspectives including diversity
  • Create a 2D - visual reference/ sketchbook based on the archive as a starting point for future development of 3D ideas

Cost

  • Full fee
    £170
  • Concession fee
    £130
  • Class format and activities

    This In- Centre course is suitable for all levels, from novices to developing and advanced students of making, fashion design, and those with a keen interest in furthering their knowledge both in the handling of garments and in the history and theory of Fashion. In this course you will work at your own pace together with other students of different levels and share and benefit from each-others experience. To ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment. There will be set projects in order to become familiar with the general processes, language and techniques. There will be demonstrations of these methods and suggested readings in the form of videos and PowerPoint. Teaching will be via groupwork, one to one & peer sharing. To ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

    Entry requirements

    The course is aimed at students wishing to create some sketchbook evidence for further study as well as those simply wishing to explore their creativity. All levels are welcome, however developing and advanced students of pattern cutting, sewing and making, fashion design, and those with a keen interest in furthering their knowledge both in the handling of garments and in the history and theory will have the opportunity to benefit greatly. In this course you will work at your own pace together with other students of different levels and share and benefit from each-others experience.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The fashion studios are on the first floor of the Nancy Sears building and there is a lift access to the first floor. Please note the eating is not allowed in the fashion studios - you are allowed to have bottled water. Please see the following link for the Colleges response to Covid in line with Government guidance: https:/morleycollege.ac.uk/help/our-response-to-covid-19/

    What you need

    • You may need to print imagery either at home or In College for which there is a printing fee. • Sketchbook - A3 • Notebook • Drawing kit including drawing pencils e.g. HB, B, 2B, Pritt/glue stick, scissors, eraser, pencil sharpener, • Paintbrushes – selection Watercolours. • Fine-liner pens • Any additional materials you may like to explore will be discussed in the first session.