Homan Fashion Studio - Fall 2017

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Homan Square Campus

Schedule

Fashion Studio is designed for students interested in learning foundational skills in garment construction, and for exploring multiple materials and textiles for fashion and beyond. Students learn strategies for altering existing garments and will be introduced to pattern-making, machine sewing, embroidery, and more while discussing how fashion shapes and creates culture.

In order to develop a complex and broad view of possibilities for creating clothing and using textiles, explorations will focus not only the Fashion world, but on fashion in everyday life––how people communicate through clothing and how we use fashion to express ourselves.

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Be You Fashion Studio - Summer 2016

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Homan Square Campus

Schedule

In this course, students will develop skills in screen printing for textiles, fashion design, and tailoring/customization. Students will print on tees, and create wearables by altering existing garments and building accessories through sewing and print techniques in preparation for a culminating fashion show and sale at the end of the class.

The course is designed to give students options for altering and creating their own clothing, as well as foster critical dialogue about fashion and lifestyle advertising aimed at youth, building marketing and media literacy. Participants will create text layout or hand drawings for screen prints designs, learning both the shop processes for burning screens, and how to deconstruct and modify existing clothing and build simple structures with textiles.