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After School & Weekend Classes (during term-time)

 6 – 19 year olds 

Summer Term 

17th April - 16th July

Half Term Break

31st May - 6th June

Term Dates

 6 – 9 year olds 

Level: Beginner Friendly

Create your own cool summer outfit!

 

Choose from our sustainable dead-stock fabric from designers such as Alexander McQueen or fabric purchased from our sustainable haberdashery selection, to design and sew their own unique summer outfit.

 

To improve their sewing skills on the machine, we are taking all of them back to basics. With the choice of shorts and a top (or a dress), then moving on to an accessory, little fashion creatives will learn simple customisation techniques and skills along the way!

 

They will come home with a full ensemble outfit that they are super proud of!

Select your preferred day::


Mon: 4.30 - 5.30pm
Tues: 4.00 - 5.00pm

Wed: 4.00 - 5.00pm

Thurs: 4.00 - 5.00pm

£294 (Pro-rata)


12 classes per term

*New students with no experience using a sewing machine, must take a trial class.

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 9 – 12 year olds 

Level: Beginner Friendly

Students will begin the project introduced elements of collage and illustration to start to develop ideas for their ‘buildable’ sustainable outfit.

 

After this, they will move on to using a basic bodice pattern to make a summer top! With many variations and options, the Stylish Tweens will be able to sew up their own design inspired by their own aesthetic and personal style as well as constant exposure to inspiring sustainable designers in presentations and videos!


Students will then work towards completing the outfit by adding another garment or even some accessories!!

Choose your preferred day:


Mon: 5.30 – 7.00pm
Tues: 5.00 – 6.30pm

Wed: 5.00 – 6.30pm

£390 (Pro-rata)


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.

 

7 – 12 years old 

Level: Beginner Friendly

Students will design and create their own sustainable summer outfit.

 

They will begin by piecing together mini cut outs of various silhouettes and shapes to illustrate their ideas. Next, they will use a basic bodice pattern to make a summer top, with the option to add various types of sleeves and/or a collar to create a unique design. No two will be the same!

 

The students will work towards completing their outfit by adding another garment. Perhaps the finished outfit will be a top with matching shorts or a skirt or why not combine the two to create a playsuit or dress?

Choose your preferred day & time:

 

Sat: 9.00 – 10.30am

Sat: 10.30 – 12.00pm

Sun: 9.00 – 10.30am

Sun: 10.30 – 12.00pm

 

£390 (Pro-rata)


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.

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11 – 17 years old

Level: Beginner Friendly

Teenagers will learn basic pattern cutting skills from a bodice, sleeve, trouser and skirt block- to learn how to pattern cut their own specific designs.

 

They will design their own mini Spring/Summer collection inspired by the sustainable dead-stock fabric donated from designers such as Alexander McQueen, merged with their own aesthetic and personal style and experiences!

 

Starting with one specific garment, they will use the various techniques learnt to make this ‘sample’ up as a real fashion designer would!

Choose preferred day and time:

 

Thurs:  5.00 – 6.30pm

Sat: 10.30 – 11.30am *Online classes

Sat: 1.00 – 2.30pm

Sat: 2.30 – 4.00pm

Sat: 4.00 – 5.30pm

 

£390* – Classes in studio.

£204* – Online classes only. No materials or equipment provided.

*Pro-rata


12 classes per term

Arts Award add-on for ages 11+

Duke of Edinburgh skills & volunteering

*New students with no experience using a sewing machine, must take a trial class.

 
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11 – 17 years old

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.

 

You will be working with Caroline Gration (Director) and Sophie Jones on industry projects, sustainability awareness, upcycling, experimental design, advanced sewing and pattern cutting techniques.

 

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.

Choose preferred time:

 

Sun: 12.00 – 1.30pm

Sun: 2.00 – 3.30pm

 

£390* : Alternating online classes, studio classes and 1:1 tuition


12 classes per term

Arts Award add-on for ages 11+

Duke of Edinburgh skills & volunteering

*New students with no experience using a sewing machine, must take a trial class.

 

6 – 16 years old

Level: Introduction

Compulsory for all new students.

Experience a one hour trial before committing to the rest of the term.

In the class you will learn how to use our sewing machines, practice basic sewing skills and learn about what to expect to learn in the class you will move on to.

Trial Classes available on:

 

Fri, 23 April 4pm – 5pm

Fri, 7 May 4pm - 5pm

Fri, 21 May 4pm - 5pm

Fri, 28 May 4pm - 5pm

 

£24.50 for a 1 hour trial

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Spring and Summer 2021 Fashion School students only

Catch-up classes are for students who have missed a class. Please choose a suitable date that your child will be able to attend.

Do not over book. If you over book, those dates will be cancelled.


If your child did not attend the Spring 2021 or is not a Summer term 2021 student, your booking will automatically be cancelled, unless otherwise agreed.

If you can not see a suitable date, more dates will be added soon, for after half term. 

 
 
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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