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After School & Weekend Classes (during term-time)

 6 – 18 year olds 

Autumn Term

13th Sept - 12th Dec

Half Term Break

25th - 31 Oct

Term Dates

 6 – 9 year olds 

Level: Beginner Friendly

Learn about sustainability in fashion whilst creating your own original character bag!

 

Choose which character then combine different techniques and deadstock designer and Liberty fabric scraps to make something truly unique and fashionable! You will use your unique creativity and imagination to design your bags and when given a selection of specifically chosen offcuts and scrap fabrics from your tutor, who will help you make your design come alive!

Select your preferred day::


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

Wed: 4.00 - 5.00pm

£318 (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

Create your own zero waste fabric from offcuts of deadstock donated designer fabric, or revamp something from home! This term you will create a new sustainable piece to add to your wardrobe. Using your creativity and imagination when given a selection of specifically chosen offcuts and scrap fabrics from your tutor, who will help you make your design come alive. You will design & develop a completely original garment or accessory, from a Bomber Jacket to Dungarees, an upcycled Lounge Co-ord to a Sports Bag! You will be using patchwork, appliqué and fabric manipulation techniques to create a truly stand-out piece!

Choose your preferred day:


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

Wed: 5.00 – 6.30pm

£414 (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

Create your own zero waste fabric from offcuts of deadstock donated designer fabric, or revamp something from home! This term you will create a new sustainable piece to add to your wardrobe. Using your creativity and imagination when given a selection of specifically chosen offcuts and scrap fabrics from your tutor, who will help you make your design come alive. You will design & develop a completely original garment or accessory, from a Bomber Jacket to Dungarees, an upcycled Lounge Co-ord to a Sports Bag! You will be using patchwork, appliqué and fabric manipulation techniques to create a truly stand-out piece!

Choose your preferred day & time:

Thurs: 4.00 - 500pm *1hr class*

Sat: 9.00 – 10.30am

Sat: 10.30 – 12.00pm

Sat: 12.00 - 1.30pm *waitlist

Sun: 9.00 – 10.30am

Sun: 10.30 – 12.00pm

Sun: 12.00 - 1.30pm

 

£414 (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

Hosted by The Fashion School CIC*.

Using designer deadstock or garments from home you will create a truly transformable outfit! This term your focus will be creating a garment or outfit with multiple purposes, from Shirtdresses, Cape Jackets to Pant-Skirts you can let your imagination run wild. Design & develop a look that would work from day to night. Create your own zero waste fabric from offcuts of donated designer fabric, or revamp old garments from home. Using techniques from fabric manipulation, patchwork to appliqué you will create a truly stand-out look!

*A portion of this class price goes towards funding places and subsidies for students whose parents receive job seekers allowance or universal credit. Please email us if you're eligible.

Choose preferred day and time:

 

Thurs:  5.15 – 6.45pm

Sat: 10.15 – 11.15am *Online classes

Sat: 11.30 - 1.00pm

Sat: 1.00 – 2.30pm

Sat: 2.30 – 4.00pm

Sat: 4.00 – 5.30pm - Streetwear focus

Sun: 10.30 - 12.00pm *waitlist

 

£414* – Classes in studio.

£228* – 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

Hosted by The Fashion School CIC.*

 

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), Ella Marsh and Katrina Wilson on industry projects, sustainability awareness, upcycling, experimental design, advanced sewing and pattern cutting techniques.

 

Lessons are taught in our new studio in Chelsea. As well as 1:2:1 online tutorials with Caroline. Students will be expected to do 1.5 hours of independent work outside of their class.

*A portion of this class price goes towards funding places and subsidies for students whose parents receive job seekers allowance or universal credit. Please email​ us if you're eligible.

Choose preferred time:

Sat: 5.30 - 7.00pm

Sun: 12.30 – 2.00pm

Sun: 2.00 – 3.30pm

 

£414* : 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.

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Summer AND AUTUMN 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 Summer 2021 or is not a Autumn 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. 

Choose selected dates :

Ages 6 - 9 (1 hr)

Fri 15 Oct, 4 - 5pm

Ages 9 - 17 (1.5 hrs)

Fri 8 Oct, 5 - 6.30pm

Fri 22 Oct, 5 - 6.30pm

Fri 5 Nov, 5 - 6.30pm

 
 
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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