Color theory knowledge and play is a great basis for any design career. In this class we will learn formal color theory and work with fabrics to illustrate and explore different approaches to using color theory for design and sewing. Students will make a binder of different color explorations with fabric, pens and colored pencils and apply their learning to garment design and construction. Students make at least one wearable garment.
Design process includes draping on a dress form, experimenting with sewing different fabrics and colors together, wardrobe madness (trying on various clothes (thrown on over what they're already wearing) to see what you like together and how the colors work for you or don't. We'll be making these explorations into fun games you'll love (and maybe demand to play again and again!).
Come have fun with color!
crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc.
Scissors for paper and others for fabric
Fabric from your stash in all colors and patterns - even 1" squares can be valuable for exploration
Color Theory and its application to fabric and garment design
Patterning from existing garments and other applied machine sewing techniques
Fabric Education: Wide variety of fabrics to touch and sew (learn techniques for even the most difficult fabrics)
Seaming techniques, Layering fabrics for color effect - sewing in linings and layers,
Explore careers in Color - who uses color, how and why?
Anatomy of color perception - the eye and why!