Short 4-day courses in July and August for Young Designers
Part 1: Fashion and Drawing // 24 – 27 July, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Part 2: Digital Fashion and Textile Design // 31 July – 3 August, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Who wants to be the next Orla Kiely?
Do you love fashion and enjoy designing and styling outfits of your own?
These summer holiday short courses are the ideal opportunity for improving your drawing, design and digital skills alongside other young people who share your enthusiasm. The Museum Young Designers Summer School offers students aged 12-18 the opportunity to learn and practise their design skills to create a portfolio of work.
Part 1: Fashion and Drawing
Course Dates: 24 – 27 July / 10:30am – 4:30pm
This four day summer school course will help young designers develop design and drawing skills and will give students an understanding of fashion and textile design processes.
The course is taught by an experienced fashion designer and tutor who will guide students to produce a sketchbook of research drawings and design ideas. Taking in a wide range of media across paper, pens, gouache, and collage, participants will craft individual and group collections within a friendly and supportive environment. Against a backdrop of the Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern exhibition you will learn about drawing, colour, how to use different media, and how to develop your creative ideas into finished designs.
The course is aimed at secondary students who are keen to study and improve design drawing and communication skills.
Part 2: Digital Fashion and Textile Design
Course Dates: 31 July – 3 August / 10:30am – 4:30pm
This four day summer school course introduces digital design skills for fashion and textiles to young designers. Through the computer software Adobe Photoshop, students will explore digital creative processes and techniques to design fashion and textiles. Taking inspiration from drawings and designs produced in the Fashion and Drawing Summer School and against a backdrop of the Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern exhibition; learn further key digital skills and develop artwork to create a number of different textile and fashion designs.
- Create textile design elements from scanned images, photos or drawing tools
- Learn techniques to create placement prints and repeat patterns
- Develop textile colourways and design variations
- Visualise your ideas and learn ways to present your designs
- Apply artistic effects and fabrics to scanned fashion illustrations
The course is aimed at secondary students who are keen to study and improve digital design skills.
This is a beginner’s course, but it is ideal if you have good generic computer skills. Please bring a USB to save your work.
BOOKING AND COURSE PRICES
Part 1 and Part 2: £500 per student when booked together
Book Online and select the quantity of tickets for ‘Museum Summer School: Part 1 and Part 2’
Part 1: £300 per student
Book Online and select the quantity of tickets for ‘Museum Summer School: Part 1 Fashion and Drawing’
Part 2: £300 per student
Book Online and select the quantity of tickets for ‘Museum Summer School: Part 2 Digital Fashion and Textile Design’
Numbers are limited for these short courses, please book early to avoid disappointment.
If you have any questions about this short course please complete our enquiry form