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After School & Weekend Classes (during term-time)

 6 – 19 year olds 

Autumn Term 

13th September - 12th December

Half Term Break

25th - 31st October

Spring Term 

8th January - 8th April 

Half Term Break 

14th - 20th February 

Term Dates

 6 – 9 year olds 

Level: Beginners to confident sewers

Draw, design and sew your own ideas into clothes like a fashion designer!

 

Our very supportive and fun tutors provide extra support so you can learn how to use sewing machines, thread needles and hold scissors safely.

 

We have complete beginners to confident sewers working on projects ranging from simple tops to designer inspired clothes

Activities include:

  • Learning to sew on a machine

  • Drawing fashion ideas

  • Draping fabrics on a mannequin stand to create designs

  • Pinning and cutting fabrics

  • Sustainability awareness

  • New sewing techniques

  • Making own garment

Autumn Term 

Starts 16th September

Thurs: 5.00 - 6.00pm

Spring Term 

Starts 13th January 

Thursday 5.00 - 6.00pm


12 classes per term

£147 (Pro-rata)

If another lockdown occurs the term will continue online

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 8 – 12 year olds 

Level: Beginners to confident sewers

This class is so much fun and very diverse – draw, design and make your own clothes!

 

We have complete beginners to confident sewers working on projects ranging from simple tops to designer inspired clothes.

 

Arts Award available on this class.

Choose your preferred day:

Autumn Term 

Monday 13th Sept

Mon : 16:30 - 18:00

Tuesday 14th Sept

Tues : 16:30 -18:00

Friday 17th Sept

Fri : 16:30 - 18:00

Saturday 18th Sept

Sat : 10:00 - 11:30

Sat : 11:30 - 13:00

£222 (Pro-rata)

Spring Term 

Saturday 8th Jan

Sat : 10:00 - 11:30

Sat : 11:30 - 13:00

Monday 10th Jan

Mon : 16:30 - 18:00

Tuesday 11th Jan

Tues : 16:30 -18:00

Friday 14th Jan

Fri : 16:30 - 18:00

£240 (Pro-rata)


12 classes per term

Arts Award add-on for ages 11+

* If there is a lockdown which requires The Fashion School to temporarily close, the term will continue online.

 
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13 – 18 years old

Level: Beginner Friendly

Activities include:

 

  • Discussion of current fashion trends, news, exhibitions, ethics and sustainability, and how this affects your subsequent work and design.

  • Understanding the importance of research.

  • Mini sketchbook design projects

  • Fashion illustration

  • Awareness and technique

  • Sewing techniques

  • How to upcycle and repair fashion you already have

At the end of term they will come home with:

  • Design sheets on fashion research, fabric sustainability awareness, illustrations and design development.

  • Technical sewing samples to put in a file

  • A finished garment

Choose preferred day and time:

Autumn Term

Monday 13th Sept

Mon: 18:00 – 19.30

Tuesday 14th Sept

Tues: 18:00 – 19.30

Wednesday 15th Sept

Weds: 18:00 - 19:30

Thursday 16th Sept

Thurs: 18:00 – 19.30

Saturday 18th Sept

Sat: 13:30 – 15:00

Sat: 15:00 - 16:30

£222 (Pro-rata)

Spring Term 

Saturday 8th Jan

Sat: 13:30 – 15:00

Sat: 15:00 - 16:30

Monday 10th Jan

Mon: 18:00 – 19.30

Tuesday 11th Jan

Tues: 18:00 – 19.30

Wednesday 12th Jan

Weds: 18:00 - 19:30

Thursday 13th Jan

Thurs: 18:00 – 19.30

£240 (Pro-rata)


12 classes per term

Arts Award add-on available

Duke of Edinburgh skills & volunteering

*If there is a lockdown which requires The Fashion School to temporarily close, the term will continue online.

 

Mixed ages

Level: Advanced

FashionLab Career is for the student who sees fashion as more than a hobby and wants to be in an environment with like-minded individuals who are looking to pursue the creative arts in further education.

 

Lessons are taught through alternating online classes, 1 to 1 tutorials and small in-person sewing and techniques classes. Students will be expected to do more independent work outside of their class.

Autumn Term

Wednesday 15th Sept

Wed: 16.30 – 18.00

£222* : Alternating online classes, studio classes and 1:1 tuition

Spring Term 

Wednesday 15th Sept

Wed: 16.30 – 18.00

 

£240* : Alternating online classes, studio classes and 1:1 tuition

12 classes per term

Arts Award add-on for ages 11+

*New students with no experience using a sewing machine, must take a trial class if they join mid-term.

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9 - 18 year olds

Level: Beginner Friendly

Develop your own fashion figure to model your choice of fashions using a range of drawing and painting materials.

Taught by Carol Seatory, BA (Hons), MA, PGCE. After years as a freelance illustrator, she returned to the printmaking methods she had enjoyed in art college: silk screen, relief printing, collagraph and monoprint as well as collage. She now works as an illustrator, printmaker, designer, also working with reclaimed textiles in the form of collage, clothing and furniture

 

View her work here :

www.carolseatory.co.uk

Choose selected dates :

 

TBC

Email Carol directly to book

£75 for 5 weeks

 

*Minimum class size 3 students, maximum 8 students

 
 
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Don't forget our online workshops

Our classes are open to beginners and experienced fashionistas.

*If there is a lockdown which requires The Fashion School to temporarily close, the term will continue online*

What we provide: The use of new and fully serviced Janome 725s sewing machines, scissors, tools and threads etc. Students can use free donated fabrics as part of our Circularity Bank, bring in their own or buy from our fabric shop.

What to expect:

We believe in giving substance and sustainability awareness to each sewing project by encouraging open and enquiring creative minds in a structured environment.  Each week we will give the children another aspect of fashion experience through an activity to give a solid base to their new found skill set fashion awareness. Please check the individual class details to see what they will be up to each week.

We will be working on sewing skills to improve the children’s technical ability, which will then be incorporated into personal projects.

 

All tutors will wear a mask as part of our 1m + rule if 2m isn’t possible

Your child will have their own fashion work station with all equipment, machinery, chair, table etc sanitised before each class.

Activities include:

  • Learning to sew on a machine

  • Drawing fashion ideas

  • Draping fabrics on a mannequin stand to create designs

  • Pinning and cutting fabrics

  • Sustainability awareness

  • New sewing techniques

  • Making own garment

 

At the end of term they will come home with:

  • Design sheets, sustainable fabric awareness and technical sewing samples

  • A simple completed garment designed and made by them

  • Certificate of completion (80%+ attendance)

 

We will help them develop skills in:

  • Sustainable design awareness

  • Design illustration

  • Machine sewing

  • Sustainable fabric knowledge

  • Pinning, measuring and cutting

  • Hand sewing

  • New sewing techniques