Summer Fashion Intensive

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
July 19, 2020 to August 9, 2020
Tuition: $6,100
Age range: Students currently in grades 6-9
The priority deadline has passed. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program is filled.

The High School and Intermediate Fashion Intensive program is designed for students in grades 6-12. Over the three-week course students will have 6 hours a day of coursework and studio time in which they will design and construct a cohesive line of wearables. Students will be introduced to historical and contemporary fashion designers/artists. Students will also have the opportunity to attend visiting artist lectures, college presentations, and tutorials.

Students in this intensive will:

  • Explore methods that enable them to clearly communicate their ideas through 2D media and the development of a collection. Students learn to draw fashion figure proportion, movement, silhouettes, and details from live models enabling them to bring their design ideas to life.
  • Gain a strong understanding and ability to implement a variety of sewing techniques and methods of garment construction.
  • Explore the unique characteristics of a variety of materials and discover how materials and their uses shape meaning.
  • Use their personal vision to develop a cohesive line of wearables that will be exhibited in the Visual Arts Exhibition at the end of the session.

Portfolio Requirements

Applicants should prepare a minimum of five images that represent their highest quality of work. Two pieces must be made from direct observation (drawn or painted from life, not copied from a photograph). The portfolio may be in any medium, and no prior sewing experience is required, but evidence of some experience with multiple media is preferred (such as fiber, sculpture, clay, etc.).