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Fashion Construction (Ages 15-18)

This course is for students who want to learn how to design, construct, and sew their own garments, including pattern making. Students begin by developing original pattern blocks explore pattern drafting and draping, then document their three dimensional exploration with photography and/or drawing. Combining inspirational visits to SAIC's Fashion Resource Center and the Art Institute of Chicago with research and sketchbook assignments, students develop their own concepts and designs from flat and paper patterns to final fabric construction. Students utilize a wide variety of materials to build conceptual and construction skills including paper, muslin, second-hand clothing, and fabric off the bolt. The work produced in this class allows students to reflect and expand on their own personal style, while learning the skills to construct a garment from start to finish. *NOTE* Previous figure drawing experience preferred; fashion design experience is beneficial. Students are encouraged to bring their own digital camera, tablet, and/or laptop for homework/research and after-studio hours projects.

2.0 College Credits
Full Tuition Cost: $3,480
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded. Housing is an additional cost of $985. 

 


 

There are two registration options for this course. Call us at 312.629.6170 or email cs@saic.edu if you have any questions! We’re happy to help.

Option 1: Apply for aid/scholarships and pay a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.
Select this option if you would like to apply for merit scholarship and/or need-based financial aid. You will be prompted to answer follow up questions on the next few screens, and pay the $100 non-refundable tuition deposit at checkout. Once you have been notified of your potential award amounts, you will be required to pay your remaining balance online by our payment deadline.

Option 2: Pay in full now.
Select this option if you do not wish to apply for aid or scholarships and are ready to pay in full now for tuition, and housing fees (if requested). You will be prompted to answer follow up questions on the next few screens, and pay the full cost of tuition, and housing (if requested), at checkout. The full cost of the program tuition includes a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.





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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM * 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room Sullivan Center Room 704
Course number 1044
Course instructor Kylee Marisa Alexander