Apparel Design
We all know that the fashion industry is propelled by creative designs. But when thinking about design it’s important to look beyond just the creative side. You must also consider market research and the feedback it provides to allow you to make the best design decisions.

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Fashion Illustration
Perhaps it’s time to recapture the visual vocabulary of great fashion illustration, especially in such a photography-saturated age. In this class you will learn the essential tools needed to create dynamic illustrations, basic body anatomy, fabric techniques, and techniques to developing a consistent drawing style.

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Pattern Making
Today, fashion is not just about looking good but also about the garments form and function. Join us for this interactive, insightful four part series as you learn the fundamentals of pattern making. This course will introduce the basics of pattern making, where you will learn how to take proper body measurements to draft a set of slopes from body measurements to create patterns for you or a friend.

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Textiles
So you call yourself a designer, but do you really know what it takes to design a fashionable yet practical garment? Join us for this insightful four part class as we learn about the ends and outs of textiles. This course provides a review of textile terminology and properties to assist participants in making suitable choices in textile selections for products.

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