Artistic Fashion Illustration

This workshop will demonstrate how to sketch and transform the stylish lady’s figure into a fantasyland. To start, students will learn the basics of fashion illustration and then compose the resulting illustrated model into a matching artistic and colorful world of pattern. Student will discover sources inspiration to be able to continue to work at…

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Fabric Pattern Designs

This workshop will start with designing one element for the textile design process. This graphic design can be made into a laminated pattern that can be manipulated and folded to create varying repeated patterns and angles to create beautiful overall textile designs. The possibilities are endless with this method of textile design- together we will…

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A Creative Vision Transforms to an Elegant, Portable Sculpture – a Handbag!

Ms. Pinter will demonstrate where to get inspiration, how to sketch an idea, analyze the functionality, construct the sewing pattern, and use the visual artwork on the finished piece. Learn how to select colors and material for this every day necessary accessory, your wearable artwork: a handbag. For this process, I will give you directions…

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Adventure Hats

This workshop is awesome. Not your typical watch-and-repeat course, instead dive into this class and experiment. Focus on moving past the challenge of what to make, by building your way into new ideas and your own imagination. We will start constructing right away.  Beginning with blank paper, students will make a number of rapid-fire shapes considering volume with a sample of techniques: pleats, darts, woven elements, and coils. Students will choose a sample to refine and repeat, considering scale, orientation, and mood. We will build armatures, discussing fit, movement and overall construction and each student will end the day with a wild and unexpected hat. It’s hard not to love a room full of people in wild and surprising hats, and a short photo-shoot will follow to document this particular kind of magic.  We will work with paper-based materials (ideal for prototyping) but participants are welcome and encouraged to bring extra materials to experiment with (beads, yarn, plastic bits, dried plant materials, etc)

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Creative Clothing Construction: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fashion Institute Mixed Media Workshop

The focus of this workshop is to give students, grades 6 – 12, the opportunity to create a wearable piece of art that explores cultural trends, nontraditional materials, and fine art processes. Similar to the Project Runway design style, students make wearable art by reconstructing clothing, found objects, and recycled materials. Inspiration comes from the VMFA collection, artists, and fashion designers. Workshop attendance also gives students a snapshot of the annual Teen Stylin’ runway show held each year in December and open to all teens living in Virginia.

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