Martin Van Buren High School
Principal: Marilyn Shevell
Assistant Principal: Ms. Kross
Department Room: 182 e-mail email@example.com
Department Phone: (718) 776- 4728 ext. 182
Fashion Class Syllabus
Students will collaborate to develop a full fashion show
Appreciate the influence of culture and history on fashion
Understand the nature of fabrics and how they are used in design.
- Students will be able to develop their own style of illustrating
- Learn techniques used for representing different types of fabric, styles and silhouettes
- Demonstrate the ability to design from conception to finished product
- Concept sketch
- Fabric selection
- Draping on dress form
- Pattern making
Develop an appreciation and understanding of the fashion industry
- Become familiar with various types of fabric decoration.
v Your sketchbook and homework will count toward 20% of your grade each marking period. Projects and tests count as 50% and studio participation is 30%, this includes how you use the studio materials and how you leave your work area, your presence and promptness, participation and attention in class discussions, demonstrations, and critiques.
Marking Period 1- Students will learn how to illustrate the fashion figure and will be encouraged to develop their own style. Broad concepts of the fashion industry will be discussed. The need for demographics in fashion designing will be covered.
- Black and white eveningwear- pen & ink
- Study of Folds
- Demographic design- colored pencil
Sketchbook – 10 sketches
Marking Period 2- Students will explore 3-D design with head-piece construction, look at the influence of history on fashion, explore the costume design career and learn about the history of fashion.
- Group Project - Inspired by a historic time – head-piece
- Group research and power-point
- Hand stitching- doll design, costume
- Introduction to pattern making, cutting, fabric selection and hand stitching
Sketchbook- at least 10 drawing including some in color, fabric samples and research photos
Marking Period 3- Students will explore different cultures through fashion. They will learn sewing techniques and use of the sewing machines.
· Inaugural Ball Gown- Watercolor illustration
· Paper sculpture
Group draping project
- Handbag Design- illustration & photo
- Introduction to the sewing machine
- Pattern Making
Sewing machine parts and uses
Vocabulary and terms
Final exam- all material that was covered in first ½ year
At least 15 new drawings that will include fabric samples, photos and color will be required.
The focus for the second half of the year is designing and sewing at least one garment for the fashion show. You will learn how to work in a group to produce a large show. Advertising, public relations, space design will all be covered. You will develop a portfolio of illustrations and photographs of your work.
Marking Period 1- Fashion show designs – Students will design for the fashion show and execute those designs.
- Pattern making
- Fabric cutting
Marking Period 2
· Fashion Show- April
o Model selection, accessorizing
Marking Period 3
- Portfolio Development
- Textile Design
- Exploration of careers in fashion
- Final Sketchbook