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After School & Weekend Classes (during term-time)

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

Term Dates

Autumn Term:

Saturday 7th September - Friday 13th December      

From 1st August Kelly will be running fashion school Brighton.

 

Kelly’s been head tutor at fashion school for six years and runs our Saturday classes so I’m sure most of you already know her or your children have been taught by her before. Please feel free to ask her any questions at hello@fashionschoolbrighton.com

 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 2024 Term

£220 (Pro-rata)

Thurs: 5.00 - 6.00pm

12 classes per term​​

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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 2024 Term

£363 (Pro-rata)

Mon: 4.30 - 6.00pm

Tues: 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.

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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 2024 Term

£363 (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

Fashionlab Career

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.

Summer Term Project: "Strength in Femininity - Menswear Focus"

 

This term, we are going to research strong feminine visuals through art, media and history, and combine this with research into traditional menswear. We will create a final garment that integrates these potentially contrasting or complimentary themes.

 

Consider what does Femininity look like and mean to you? What is Menswear and what do YOU think about how and why fashion is gendered? 

Expected outcomes: 

- Research through moodboards and sketchbook design & exploration

- Samples experimenting with traditional tailoring & designing

- Final fashion illustration

- High quality constructed garment designed and made by you 

- Photoshoot and styling

 

Autumn 2024 Term

£385 (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.

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.

 

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10 - 18 year olds

Level: Beginner Friendly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Become a stylist, an illustrator, and a model in our new Fashion Life Drawing course led by our Fashion Tutor and practising artist, Millie Gladwin. Bring along items from your wardrobe (either bought, collected, or made) and take turns styling, modelling, and drawing each other. We will practice and refine various illustration skills, how to achieve different textures and draped fabrics, and learn about perspective and proportional body drawing. 

 

A large variety of equipment will be provided, pro-markers, watercolour paints, pastels, and collage supplies. The class will involve learning new skills and how to incorporate them into developing students’ own personal styles.

 

Leave each class with record of your own styled looks, great for accompanying any art and design studies and qualifications, and for displaying skills in students’ portfolios when applying to further art and design courses.

 

 

Fashion Life Drawing

£30 per session

Contact:

hello@fashionschoolbrighton.com

for any enquiries

Perfect for fashion focused Artists and Illustrators. Beginner friendly.

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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