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Push your creativity while building on time-tested principles of design and craft. Fashion courses at MassArt offer an opportunity for students to learn the fundamentals of fashion design in one of the oldest and most respected fashion programs in the country.

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The 20th century is particularly suited to study the multicultural heritage of fashion and art history.  In its first 50 years, fashion and art were an expression of Eurocentric partisanship, despite extensive, uncredited cultural borrowings from peoples and countries in the global community. In the mid-1960s these broader voices in fashion … Read more

Start Date

09/07

Meeting Day

Wednesday

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Kathleen McDermott

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Students will design theatrical costumes using drafting and draping techniques. Creating structural foundations and building shapes for performance will be covered. Lectures include working through character development and understanding industry storyboards. Students will construct a costume and complete 2-D and 3-D projects.

Start Date

09/07

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

David J. Bermingham

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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An overview of pattern drafting and an introduction to clothing construction. Students explore the different methods of pattern making, from using the dart for fit to adding shape for fullness, and learn how to take body measurements for fit. Pattern drafting and construction techniques are then applied to an original … Read more

Start Date

09/08

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Jennifer Varekamp

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Explore advanced construction and drafting methods for custom tailoring. Learn how to design and construct a tailored ensemble using traditional methods that include pad stitching, foundation shaping, special lapel and collar treatments, and finishes. Prerequisites: Introduction to Creative Fashion and Introduction to Pattern Drafting or permission of instructor.  Email: achan@massart.edu. … Read more

Start Date

09/08

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Andy Chan

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

An overview of pattern drafting and an introduction to clothing construction. Students explore the different methods of pattern making, from using the dart for fit to adding shape for fullness, and learn how to take body measurements for fit. Pattern drafting and construction techniques are then applied to an original … Read more

Start Date

09/12

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/12

Faculty

Renee Harding

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Students create and fit virtual garments using CLO software. Through the run of this course the designer translates in-person activities, such as patternmaking and fitting, into a virtual language. Specifically, the cohort begins by virtually sewing and fitting conventional garments – pants, shirts, jackets, and skirts –  and transitions to … Read more

Start Date

09/12

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/12

Faculty

Alfredo Lujan

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Students explore the current practices being used by sustainable fashion designers/companies, organic and eco-friendly textiles, innovations in design/ production, textiles, waste minimization, and upcycling in design and manufacturing. While working through their own process, students will use sustainable methods to design and create projects addressing social responsibility in the fashion … Read more

Start Date

09/13

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/13

Faculty

Jennifer Varekamp

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

We're sorry, this class has been canceled.

Learn to develop and market textile designs using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Topics include building a design from a motif, creating colorways for your print, using scanned artwork to create designs, and texture mapping. Students create a series of print designs and a collection of coordinated prints.  

Start Date

09/13

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/13

Faculty

Meg Young

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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