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After School & Weekend Classes (during term-time)

 6 – 19 year olds
 69 North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD  

Term Dates

Spring Term:
Sat 7 Jan - Thurs 30 Mar 23

 
Summer Term:
Sat 15 Apr - Thurs 13 Jul 23       

 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

Spring 2023 Term:

£200 (Pro-rata)

Thurs: 5.00 - 6.00pm

Summer 2023 Term

£200 (Pro-rata)

Thurs: 5.00 - 6.00pm

12 classes per term​​

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little fashion creatives
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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:

Spring 2023 Term

£300 (Pro-rata)

Mon: 4.30 - 6.00pm

Tues: 4.30 - 6.00pm

Fri: 4.30 - 6.00pm

Sat: 10.00 - 11.30am

Sat: 11.30 - 1.00pm

Summer 2023 Term

£300 (Pro-rata)

Mon: 4.30 - 6.00pm

Tues: 4.30 - 6.00pm

Fri: 4.30 - 6.00pm

Sat: 10.00 - 11.30am

Sat: 11.30 - 1.00pm


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.

Stylish Tweens
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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:

Spring 2023 Term

£300 (Pro-rata)

Mon: 6.00 – 7.30pm

Tues: 6.00 – 7.30pm

Wed: 6.00 - 7.30pm

Thurs: 6.00 – 7.30pm

Sat: 1.30 – 3.00pm

Sat: 3.00 - 4.30pm

Summer 2023 Term

£300 (Pro-rata)

Mon: 6.00 - 7.30pm

Tues: 6.00 - 7.30pm

Wed: 6.00 - 7.30pm

Thurs: 6.00 - 7.30pm

Sat: 1.30 - 3.00pm

Sat: 3.00 - 4.30pm


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.

Teenage Fashionlab

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.

 

Spring 2023 Term

£300 pro-rata

Wed: 4.30 – 6.00pm

Summer 2023 Term

£300 (Pro-rata)

Wed: 4.30 - 6.00pm

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.

Carol is a trained and experienced tutor who runs classes for all ages from 8 up to university level. She will show students how to use tried and tested methods to draw fashion figures and bring their fashion ideas to life on the page. 

View her work here :

www.carolseatory.co.uk

 

Course details to follow soon. 

Email info@thefashionschool-uk.com to register your interest

Catch up Class

sPRING TERM 2023 Fashion School students only

Catch-up classes are for students who have missed a class.

We allow only 2 catch-up classes a term.

 

Catch-up classes must be booked in at least one week in-advance.

You can read our bookings policy here.


If your child is not attending the Spring Term 2023 fashion and sewing classes, your booking will automatically be cancelled, unless otherwise agreed.

Click on a class for upcoming dates:

Little Fashion Creatives

Stylish Tweens

Teenage FashionLab

Teenage FashionLab Careers

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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

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