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Fashion Design and Styling (Stage 1)

  • Ages: 12-15
  • Term: Autumn, spring
  • Length: 8 weeks


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

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?

Autumn term 2024

Saturday 28 September – 30 November 2024

Spring term 2025

Saturday 1 February – 22 March 2025

Please note, there's no session on 5 October or 2 November due to AUB Open Days.

How long is the course?

8 Saturdays

What time are the classes?


Who's this course for?

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

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.

How much does this course cost?


What's included in this price?

  • All course materials and resources
  • 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.
  • Drinks and snacks for break time and duration of class; please ensure snacks don't contain nuts.
  • It's strongly advised phones, tablets and other valuables aren't brought to class. Any personal possessions are the responsibility of your young artist and AUB won't be liable for any loss or damage.

About this course

On this fashion course, your young designers will explore the full fashion design process experience, from idea to styling the final concept. 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 and techniques needed in fashion and textiles and have the chance to experiment with a wide range of fabrics, accessories, and textile techniques.

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 translate ideas and consolidate their knowledge and put newfound skills to the test.

  • Explore key concepts in fashion design and promotion
  • Research and experimentation with colour palettes, fabrics, and textiles
  • 3D experimentation making paper jewellery
  • Fashion illustration and drawing the fashion figure
  • Surface embellishment in beading, embroidery and patchwork and mono printing
  • Practical workshops in draping, sketching, deconstructing garments
  • Creating your own upcycled fashion piece
  • Please note: This is not a ‘clothes making’ course, students shall focus purely on fashion design and styling

At the end of the course your young artist will:

  • Possess improved artistic and design skills
  • 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 develop the design process
  • 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
  • You can request a certificate to confirm your young artist's achievements, providing they have 100% attendance record. To request a certificate please get in touch with us at and confirm name of your young artist and the title of course they've completed

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Beyond the course

This could just be the start of your young artist's creative journey! After this course, your young artist could further their artistic skills with alternative Saturday Art School subjects or look forward to the future and the next step(s) in their creative journey by exploring AUB's Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media.

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Important information about Saturday Art School courses

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Why choose Saturday Art School for your young artist?

At Saturday Art School we encourage your young artists to be themselves; there's no right or wrong way to be creative.

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