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.

This course introduces illustration methods for the fashion designer. In-class exercises and demonstrations cover basic anatomy to the analysis of the idealized female and male fashion figures. Composition layout, flat sketches, and stylized drawing skills are taught, as well as critique and the editing process of designer collections. Students illustrate … Read more

Start Date

05/28

Meeting Day

Tuesday and Thursday

End Date

07/11

Faculty

Andy Chan

Time

6–10pm

Credits

3

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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

05/29

Meeting Day

Monday and Wednesday

End Date

07/10

Faculty

Jennifer Varekamp

Time

6–10pm

Credits

3

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This class provides a solid foundation in the digital skills used in the fashion industry to create “fashion plate” driven projects. Through hands-on projects, students learn how to use Photoshop and Illustrator to design presentation boards and fashion flat collections. This is the perfect class for fashion designers who would … Read more

Start Date

05/29

Meeting Day

Monday and Wednesday

End Date

07/10

Faculty

Meg Young

Time

6–10pm

Credits

3

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This course explores both traditional and new techniques and methods for manipulating textiles as well as new materials. Each week we will look at new examples and methods, with a focus on developing original textiles.  Challenging the notions of what a textile is, and what it can be, students will … Read more

Start Date

06/17

Meeting Day

Monday

End Date

08/12

Faculty

Christian Restrepo

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

0

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Everyone knows that accessories make the outfit and constitute a major part of the fashion industry. Explore handbag design as a specialization. Topics and projects include a brief history of the handbag, researching present trends, and creating designs. Using industry standards, students design and construct a clutch, soft shoulder, and … Read more

Start Date

07/15

Meeting Day

Monday and Wednesday

End Date

08/21

Faculty

Kristen Lombardi

Time

6–10pm

Credits

3

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This course introduces illustration methods for the fashion designer. In-class exercises and demonstrations cover basic anatomy to the analysis of the idealized female and male fashion figures. Composition layout, flat sketches, and stylized drawing skills are taught, as well as critique and the editing process of designer collections. Students illustrate … Read more

Start Date

07/16

Meeting Day

Tuesday and Thursday

End Date

08/22

Faculty

Andy Chan

Time

6–10pm

Credits

3

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