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Fashion Design and Styling (stage 1)

This exciting course gives young fashionistas aged 12-15 the chance to develop their skills needed to confidently design and turn ideas into wearable garments.

To book your young artist’s place today, simply click the 'Book Now' button to be taken to AUB's secure online store, where you can complete your booking. You can also sign up to our newsletter for Saturday Art School updates.

What you need to know

When does it run?

Your young artist can study this course in either the autumn or spring term. Choose your preferred term when booking.

Autumn term

Saturday 30 September – 18 November 2023

Spring term

Saturday 27 January – 16 March 2024

How long is the course?

8 weeks

What time are the classes?


Where does it take place?

Classes will take place on AUB's campus.

Your young artist will be taught in AUB's industry-standard studios with access to professional resources.

Who's this course for?

This course has been developed for aspiring fashion designers and stylists aged 12-15.

This age range is a guide; please contact us if your young artist is outside this recommended age group and we’ll discuss whether it’s suitable for them. We assess queries like this on a case-by-case basis.

Does my young artist need any qualifications or experience?

No. This is an introductory course, so your young artist doesn't need any previous experience, just buckets of enthusiasm!

I’m not sure if this is suitable for my young artist. Can I speak to someone?

Yes of course! If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for your young artist, get in touch with us: email or call +44 (0) 1202 363222.

Why should you choose this course?

This course is designed for budding creatives to be curious, playful, and eager to learn more about and immerse themselves in the world of fashion.

Your young artist will learn alongside up to 16 other like-minded youngsters, make friends, and have fun along the way.

At the end of the course, your young artist will leave with an increased confidence in their abilities, have a wealth of new skills that they can apply to their everyday life and beyond, and an excitement for future art and design studies.

How much does this course cost?


What's included in this price?

  • All course materials and resources

What should you bring to class?

  • Everything your young artist will need to take part in the course will be provided by us – no hidden costs!
  • Classes are practical, so wear clothes that you don't mind your young artists getting messy

About this course

On this fashion course your young designers will explore the full fashion design process, from idea to finished garment and styling the final look. Their confidence will develop whilst experimenting with design, working on idea generation, and focusing on creativity while also developing their technical skills. At every turn their own personal and explorative approach will be celebrated and encouraged.

Budding designers will be introduced to key concepts in fashion design and will be encouraged to develop their own visual identity and showcase their creative voice through their fashion designs.

Your young artists will explore the fundamental skills needed in fashion and textiles and have the chance to experiment with a wide range of fabrics, accessories, and textile techniques.

Each session will be led by our expert tutors to master the basic skills and techniques used in fashion design, resulting in a firm understanding of how to confidently design and turn ideas into wearable garments.

Along the way your young makers will utilise sketchbooks to better understand colour palettes and fabric manipulation as well as record fashion shapes. They’ll take part in practical workshops to consolidate their knowledge and put newfound skills to the test.

They’ll be shown how to translate their ideas using a variety of materials and professional fashion and textiles equipment. Throughout the sessions they’ll be working towards the end goal of creating their own fashion piece and using it in a fashion photoshoot.

  • Explore key concepts in fashion design and promotion
  • Research and experimentation with colour palettes, fabrics, and textiles
  • 3D experimentation
  • Fashion illustration and drawing the fashion figure
  • Surface embellishment and screen printing
  • Practical workshops in draping, sketching, deconstructing garments
  • Creating your own fashion piece
  • Photoshoot of designed garments

  • Possess improved artistic and design skills
  • Understand how to use a range of professional fashion and textile tools safely and effectively
  • Have developed sound knowledge of colour palettes, fabrics, and textiles
  • Be able to use a range of different techniques to embellish their designs
  • Possess a fundamental understanding of the fashion skills and techniques required to design and create a garment
  • Be the proud owner of a completed fashion piece, styled for a photoshoot, that showcases the development of their skills
  • Have increased confidence in their own skills
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Untap their potential and talent
  • Appreciate the importance of good time management
  • Be encouraged to experiment and explore their ideas
  • Appreciate teamwork and team building ethics
  • Feel inspired by the new skills they've learnt and from sharing ideas with new friends
  • Have the foundations to continue creating beyond this course

All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Saturday Art School certificate of attendance.

After this course, your young artist could:

  • We understand how important young creative artists are – they've so much potential, untapped abilities, and enthusiasm
  • Your young artist will study at a leading specialist university – we know what we're doing when it comes to providing unparalleled courses
  • We encourage your young artist to be themselves and explore their existing interests; as such we harness their natural style and flair to enable them to develop their unique creative voice
  • Our tutors are industry professionals, so they'll learn from the best
  • We cater for all abilities and have no formal entry requirements for this course, so there's nothing holding your young artist back
  • Your young artist will learn in a safe and encouraging environment where there's no right or wrong way to be creative
  • They'll learn 'by doing' and always feel fully included, respected, and supported
  • They'll benefit from our incredible campus and its industry-standard studios, and use state-of-the-art equipment and software to unleash their creativity
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