• Fashion Design Studio

Category: Workshops

  1. Semester 2 Short Courses

    Semester 2 short courses are now open for enrolment and starting soon.

    DIGITAL FABRIC DESIGN – an introduction

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    This course provides students with an ability to apply design based software Adobe CS6 to the design, preparation and creation of printed fabrics in a digital medium at an introductory level. Topics: – Operate both Photoshop and Illustrator at a basic level – Colour manage digital artwork – Put fabric and wallpaper designs into repeat – Colour separate Vector files – Tonal colour separate bitmap files – Design and print t-shirts using a direct digital garment printer Enrol HERE

     

    DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR TEXTILE PRINTING – Screen Printing 

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    This 5 week workshop is for anyone wanting to print their own designs onto fabrics. You will learn quick and simple print design techniques, as well as the basic skills needed to screen print, including screen set up and coating, shooting a design onto the screen, preparing fabric for printing and screen printing. Running over 5 consecutive weeks, it allows you to work on your designs between classes and come in and print the next week. It is ideal for anyone studying the Digital Fabric Design commercial courses as you can use the prints designed in that class to print in this workshop in both repeats and placement prints. Enrol HERE

     

    FASHION CAD

    Fashion CAD

    This course is designed to give you basic skills in Computer Aided Design (CAD), as it applies to Fashion. You will be using a variety of Adobe products, such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, to create moodboards, illustrations, production sketches and layouts for fashion related projects. This course is ideal for those already working in the fashion industry and looking to upgrade their skills in Fashion CAD to increase their viability in a competitive employment market. Enrol HERE

     

    FASHION ILLUSTRATION

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    This is a practical course where students learn the creative art of illustrating detailed drawings of figure and face for a fashion design context. Students will be taught a variety of illustration techniques through practical demonstration and will then undertake individual projects based around techniques learned each week. Enrol HERE

  2. FDS Masterclass with Akira

    Akira_frontAkira_backWe are excited to announce that we will be holding a masterclass with celebrated Australian designer and FDS alumni Akira Isogawa on Saturday 6th August.

    The class will be open to all members of the public providing you have some design experience and the ability to operate a sewing machine.

    Please contact customer service on 9217 5534 for further details and a masterclass outline.

  3. Textile Printing Workshop

    Textiles Printing

    Learn how to screen print fabrics with your own unique designs in our 5 week course. With practical workshops on Saturdays in our Screen Printing Studio, you’ll learn how to produce simple print designs, prepare screens and fabrics for printing and screen print your own designs.

    Our next course starts on 30 April 2016

    To enrol go to http://sydneytafe.edu.au/course-details/165-29305V01/tafe-statement-in-design-principles-for-textile-printing#results or call 9217 5200 for more information.

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  4. Semester 2 Short courses NOW ENROLLING

    We have a selection of short courses running in semester 2 open for enrolment. Just click on the course name for more information and enrolment links.

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    Screen Print Design by Pam Melrose

    Design Principles for Fabric Printing – 5 week workshop is for anyone wanting to print their own designs onto fabrics. You will learn quick and simple print design techniques, as well as the basic skills needed to screen print, including screen set up and coating, shooting a design onto the screen, preparing fabric for printing and screen printing. Running over 5 consecutive weeks, it allows you to work on your designs between classes and come in and print the next week. It is ideal for anyone studying the Digital Fabric Design commercial courses as you can use the prints designed in that class to print in this workshop in both repeats and placement prints.

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    Digital Print Design by Luisa Franco

    Digital Fabric Design – An Introduction – This course provides students with an ability to apply design based software Adobe CS6 to the design, preparation and creation of printed fabrics in a digital medium at an introductory level.

    Digital Fabric Design II – Design and prepare complex repeat layouts for screen,rotary and digital printing

     

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    Fashion Illustration by Nicholas Huxley

    Fashion Illustration 1 – This is a practical course where students learn the creative art of illustrating detailed drawings of figure and face for a fashion design context. A great course for those wanting to gain entry into a fulltime fashion design course with no prior illustration skills.

    Fashion Illustration 2 – This course is designed to build your fashion drawing and illustration skills,using various rendering mediums. You will learn how to find inspiration and build your design ideas as well as techniques for illustrating design details.

    Fashion Portfolio – Introduction to Fashion Design – This course is designed to provide you with an introduction to illustration techniques, design principles, fashion research and design. This is ideal for anyone wanting to gain basic skills in fashion design to put a portfolio together for the selection process into the Bachelor of Fashion Design.

  5. Indigo Workshop with Master dyer Aboubakar Fofana- June 17-19

    If you have a passion for natural dyeing and would like to learn Indigo dyeing from the master himself Aboubakar Fofana, there are still some places available in our three day workshop in our studio at Ultimo College- Sydney TAFE.

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    Dates are 17-19 June 10am-5pm each day and the cost of the course is $550. You will need to provide your own fabric samples for dyeing.  Please call to register on (02) 9217 5534. A credit card authorisation form can be downloaded here: FDS_Indigo workshop for you to complete and return to: si.fashiondesignstudio@det.nsw.edu.au

    The course covers the following:

    Indigo is one of the oldest and most magical of all the natural dyes.  It is the colour of the sky and the sea, and in many cultures indigo-dyed cloth is considered sacred and precious.  As we become more and more conscious of what we wear and where it comes from, plant-based, non-chemical indigo dye is experiencing a resurgence. This dyestuff is Aboubakar Fofana’s particular passion, and he has a vast store of knowledge on its provenance, usage, and of course, practical applications.

    This workshop focuses on powdered indigo and setting up a fructose vat using entirely non-chemical and environmentally (and skin!) friendly techniques.  Unlike indigo leaves, powdered indigo is quite easy to source, and the fructose vat is also relatively straightforward to put together and to use.  This workshop will explain the unique chemistry of indigo, principles of setting up and caring for a fructose vat, as well as choice and preparation of the textile to be dyed. Over three days, participants will be shown how to prepare powdered indigo and how to set up the dye-vat, dye a set of samples, and work on a larger project with Aboubakar’s assistance.

    This workshop will also include an introduction to simple shibori and resist-patterning techniques which are suitable for use with indigo.  Participants will come away with enough knowledge to set up their own vats and start working with indigo, as well as a deeper understanding of how indigo works and how to achieve the best colour-fast, light-fast and even results with this ancient and singular dye-stuff

    More of Aboabakar’s work can be found on his website aboubakarfofana.com or via his instagram feed: @aboubakarfofana