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Fashion Design and Styling

This creative and hands-on course has been specifically designed for budding fashion designers aged 12–15, to give them the chance to you’ll get to grips with the fundamental skills of fashion design and styling, as well as experiment with a range of fabrics and textile techniques in a series of exciting practical workshops.

Course overview

This highly creative course for young designers aged 12–15 years old runs on Saturday mornings and is available to study in either our autumn or spring term. Check out the term dates and other course details below, including information about funded places.

Dates

Saturday 1 October 2022 – 19 November 2022

Duration and times

8 Saturdays 9.30–12.30

Tutor

Charlotte Crozier

Fee

£209

Funded places

We're pleased to offer a limited number of fully-funded places on this course. Check the eligibility criteria and submit an application to apply for your funded place.

Class capacity

16

Dates

Saturday 28 January 2023 – 18 March 2023

Duration and times

8 Saturdays 9.30–12.30

Tutor

Charlotte Crozier

Fee

£209

Funded places

We're pleased to offer a limited number of fully-funded places on this course. Check the eligibility criteria and submit an application to apply for your funded place.

Class capacity

16

Course details

On this fashion course young designers can expect to explore the design process very much in the spirit of the university, where their own personal and explorative approach will be celebrated and encouraged.

Our young makers' confidence will develop whilst experimenting with design, working on idea generation, and focusing on creativity while also developing their technical skills.

Budding creators 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. Students 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 our 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 new found skills to the test.

Students will 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.

 We understand how important young creative artists are – they've so much potential, untapped abilities, and enthusiasm. On this course they’ll be supported to fully explore their creative talent and future potential as a fashion designer and stylist.

We encourage our young artists to be themselves, and as such we harness a budding artists’ natural style and flair, therefore enabling them to utilise existing creative interests and acquire new skills in the development of their own unique creative visual language.

It goes without saying, too, that we ensure all our young learners are included, respected, and supported every step of the way on their creative journey with us.

  • 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

Charlotte currently works on our BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Communication course. Her degree in Fine Art encourages a practical and conceptual mindset, rooted in contemporary fashion brands and trends.

Her personal practice centres in digital illustration, surface print design and craft, using catwalk trends and forecasting to inform colour, print and textures.

  • Safely and effectively use a range of professional fashion and textile tools
  • Ability to take an idea from concept, to design, to finished piece with confidence
  • A fundamental understanding of the fashion skills and techniques required to design and create a garment
  • A completed fashion piece, styled for a photoshoot
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Saturday Art School certificate of attendance

Students should be aged between 12-15 years old. No previous fashion design experience is necessary; all we ask is that students come with buckets of enthusiasm to learn new skills, explore, and have fun with the subject!

All course materials are included in the course fee.

Funded places

We're committed to equal access to creative education and we're delighted to offer a limited number of funded places on our Saturday Art School courses, including this one.

Please note, we're currently accepting applications to study in the autumn term only.

To apply for a funded place, simply check that you meet at least one of the eligibility criteria below and complete an application. Click 'apply now' to be taken to our secure application form.

Eligibility criteria

  • You're currently in receipt of Free School Meals
  • You're in local authority care or looked after for three months or more
  • You're a Young Carer
  • You're from a Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Showman, or Boater community
  • You have a parent who has served, or is currently serving, in the armed forces
  • Your current home postcode shows that you live in an area with low levels of progression to Higher Education (postcodes within the lowest 2 POLAR4 quintiles)
  • Your current home postcode shows that you live in an area that falls within the lowest 20 per cent of the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD)