Class Instructor Shalev creating a custom piece for Syner pop-up

Class Instructor Shalev creating a custom piece for Syner pop-up

Free Form Fashion Design

Class Status: Planning Stages, starting in Fall 18 or Winter 19

A weekly course developed to explore a new-age approach to design, revolving around the use of imagination and retired garments. This course aims to familiarize students with the fashion design process through the use of common tools, basic sewing, embroidery and screen printing. After exploring a variety of techniques, students may choose to follow the screen printing or sewing pathway. The course will culminate with a pop-up show or art show featuring student-produced garments. This class is in collaboration with Syner.

We provide the tools & equipment.

No fashion or sewing experience necessary.

Instructor: Shalev Hanamura

Location: Beaverton High School

Time & Date: After school (times and dates TBD)

Price: Free for BHS Students (w/ fundraising)

Screen Printing Pathway:

  • Class 1: What is design? Tap into creativity, explore different types of production (sewing or printing)

  • Class 2: Analyzing and understanding the different types of screen printing (vinyl, ink, prefab vinyl)

  • Class 3: Creating a design that works (use of adobe illustrator) and vectors

  • Class 4: Prepping and burning a screen, selecting and ordering garments

  • Class 5: Intro to printing, different inks and techniques

  • Class 6: Multiple color prints

  • Class 7 - 9: Intro to class project and work on alongside students for remainder of classes

  • Class 10: Project show, show and feedback

Sewing Pathway:

  • Class 1: What is design? Tap into creativity, explore different types of production (sewing or printing)

  • Class 2: Intro to tools, use/maintain sewing machine, explore machine, basic stitching, types of thread.

  • Class 3: Sewing material together, deconstructing garments, working w/ different materials

  • Class 4: Creating garment from scratch, repurposing existing garments, reattaching limbs,

  • Class 5: Intro to embroidery w machine/hand embroidery, tools,

  • Class 6: Attaching zippers, buttons, miscellaneous objects, patchwork

  • Class 7 - 9: Intro to class project and work on alongside students for remainder of classes

  • Class 10: Project show and tell & analysis