Fashion Design Portfolio preparation

Fashion Design Portfolio preparation workshop in Saint John, NB

This Fashion Design portfolio preparation course is designed to introduce students to the process of creating a Fashion and Costume design portfolio. This course is designed for school students from 15 to 18 years old as well as for adult students older the 18 years who are planning to enter college or university in the specialty of Fashion Design.

Subject matter:

Students will work on the portfolio as an integrated project. It includes not only the history of art and the history of fashion design classes and drawing and painting classes. Students will also learn how to work with information on fashion design using the Internet.

We introduce this Fashion Design portfolio course as the basis for creating a professional fashion design portfolio with diverse in technique and subject matter projects, which is mandatory for everyone who enters Fashion design departments at colleges or universities in Canada and America.


For beginners. No previous experience required. The student does not have to have skills in drawing or painting. All that is needed is an interest in the chosen specialty, a great desire to study and the completion of all tasks and projects of the course.

Registration for the course:

Your place in the class is confirmed after you register online and pay for the entire course.
The number of seats in the class for the summer and autumn Fashion Design portfolio preparation courses is limited.  We recommend that you reserve this place in advance to avoid disappointment.

Residence during the study:

If you live in another city in Canada or in another country and are under the age of 18, your parents should contact the school to clarify the details of your residence.

For students older than 18 years, the school offers various accommodation options in the closest proximity to the school’s classes.

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Fashion Design portfolio preparation course.

Check our Curriculum section below for complete course information.


Fashion Design portfolio preparation course.
Required Core courses:


History of Fashion

This online course is #1 of 6 Required Core courses in our Diploma program.
Course Outline:

In this fashion history course, students will discover the key moments in fashion history and theory over 200 years from the French Revolution through to the 1990s.

The course includes:

  • The 19th-century corseted hourglass figure to the birth of haute couture
  • The modernist look of the flapper to 1930s Hollywood-inspired bias-cut glamour
  • Austere 1940s fashion history and the post-war romance of Dior’s New Look
  • The explosion of youth culture and the legacy of street style
  • Exploration of the cyclical nature of styles in culture and fashion history
  • Extravagant 18th-century court fashions and the politics of clothing during the Revolution
Foundation of color. Color Theory

This online course is #2 of 6 Required Core courses in our Diploma program.
Course Outline:
The properties of colors and how they behave within color systems will be explored in both theory and assessments and exercise practices.
Color systems from real life, fine arts, and design sources will be researched, analyzed and used for course assessments.

Composition in Visual Art

Course Outline:
Emphasis of course activity will be to enable the student to use the design process and language to reference the principles and elements of design in developing and analyzing samples of two-dimensional compositions.
A series of exercises and a project with two-dimensional elements will be completed by students.

Drawing Fundamentals for Fashion design

Course Outline:

Our Drawing Fundamentals for fashion design course is an introduction to structure, form, and tone using the human figure. This drawing course explores both traditional and alternative media, drawing styles, techniques, and materials. A series of exercises help you learn classical drawing principles and basic structure and anatomy. Build on that knowledge by learning perspective drawing, shading techniques, and contour drawing as well as the techniques used in line art, fashion scathing and drawing, fashion painting techniques.

Model Drawing for Fashion Design. Fashion Design Portfolio introduction

Course Outline:

Course Outline: Introduction to model drawing with wet media such as inks, watercolor, and others. Course topics provide the platform for line, value and preliminary color studies using wet media: contour types, gesture, controlled, expressive, texture generations, etc.

Course Objectives:
Students are given the opportunity to:
• use transparent watercolor media to achieve a variety of effects in the model drawing.
• use color mixing to achieve local color.
• work with the varied fashion design and costume design subject matter.
• utilize Elements of Design (line, shape, space, texture, volume, color) and Principles
of Design (balance, emphasis, proportion, rhythm, unity, variety) in compositions.
• view and discuss traditional and contemporary works of famous fashion designers.
• demonstrate good studio working habits.
• present their completed fashion and costume design project in a professional manner.

Objectives Outcome:
Ability to recognize and apply a variety of art techniques.
Ability to utilize hue, value, and intensity of color.
Ability to plan a composition.
Ability to express a personal direction in different art techniques.
Ability to be professional in the presentation of fashion design projects.
Ability to meet set deadlines.

An Introduction to Fashion Design and Garment Construction

Course Outline:
Students learn how to create their own designs from conception to construction. After an introduction to Fashion Design and Illustration, students create Mood Boards ( The Purpose of Mood Boards. A mood board is a way to collect different creative information in order to prepare for a new project. It is a segue between initial thoughts or meeting and the first draft of your project) and will learn how to sketch their own fashion garments. Then students will learn how to cut & construct their designs with guidance on basic sewing and fabric & trim selection.

Also in this Course:

  • Draping for Fashion Design;
  • Elements of Design in Fashion;
  • Evolution of Fashion;
  • Fashion Form and Image
Accessory design

Course Outline:

What is an Accessory design?

Accessory Design

BBe like Lulu Guinness and design unique bags and purses, or how about making fancy Fascinators fit for the ‘Races’? Belts, Anklets and Wristlets and more as students delve into the delicious world of accessories. Students will select the accessory of their choice and after sketching and selecting materials, go to work creating a fun, fabulous, unique accessory.
Intermediate Fashion Design & Special Techniques

Course Outline:

Intermediate Fashion Design & Special Techniques

FThis course includes a more advanced level, with fashion illustration, mood boards, pattern cutting, textile study, special techniques & embellishments, sewing techniques and more. Students will learn how to cut and stitch their favorite designs into a garment and learn how to list the ’step by step’ instructions.

Also in this Course:

  • Pattern Drafting 1
  • Pattern Drafting 2
  • Pattern Drafting for Menswear
Pattern Making for Fashion design

Course Outline:

What is Pattern Making?

Pattern making is essential in learning in Fashion Design and how garments are created and put together.  A  fashion designer or fashion design instructor must learn pattern making in order to really understand the construction of fashion designs.

In this course students will learn:

  • Basic Principles of pattern-making such as Dart Manipulation and Added Fullness and Contour.
  • Students will learn techniques such as Pivoting and Slash-and-Spread.
  • New terminology such as Slopers and Blocks and Darts, Pleats, Tucks, Yokes, Princess Seams, Shirring, Apex, Notches.
  • Where pattern comes from draping muslin bodice on a dress form.
  • Drafting Princess Seams.
  • Drafting an A-Line skirt.
  • Drafting Skirt Yokes and adding fullness to skirt.
  • Grainlines and Pattern Labeling.
Cutting for Sewing and Sewing Techniques

Course Outline:

Cutting for Sewing Techniques

Module 1. Aim of this module:
To make students understand different cutting techniques according to different materials which will be beneficial for home-based and industry. Introduction to cutting tools home-based and industrial for woven, knitwear and leather.
– Importance of grain line while cutting woven, knitwear and leather. Proper pressing techniques before cutting.

Aim of this module:
– Introduction to the sewing machine, home-based and industrial. Threading of lock stitch, Flatlock, and overlock machine.
– To make students understand different sewing methods while working with different machines/equipment (which can be home-based or industrial) and fabrics that require special handling and care.

Schedule, duration and costs:

Spring – Summer Semester 2020
18 WEEKS. May 1  – August 28. 1 Lesson –  $79.00 +HST

(2 x 60 min. lessons per class. Total of 2 hr. per week ).

Spring – Summer 2020 weekly schedule is below and Space is still available

4-5 spots left full session

Day of Week


Term Dates




4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Spring - Summer
May 1 - August 28


$79.00 one week.
Eight-week payment

Pay for the whole semester $2,844
and get a $100 OFF
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  Each class – two lessons of 60 minutes each. Classes are held ones a week in Saint John Uptown & Toronto Downtown.

Fall Semester 2020

2 hr Lessons per week. 15 WEEKS. September 4 – December 18. 1 Lesson –  $79.00 +HST

(2×60 min. lessons per class. Total of 2 hr. per week ).

Fall 2020 weekly schedule is below and Space is still available 4-5 spots left full session

Day of Week


Term Dates




4:30 - 6:30 PM

Fall Semester
September 4 - December 18


$79.00 one week.
Eight-week payment

Pay for the whole semester 15 weeks $1,185
and get a $100 OFF
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Each class – two lessons of 60 minutes each. Classes are held ones a week in Saint John Uptown.


For teens from 15 to 18 years old and for adults from 19 to 35 years old.

Start time:

Summer courses start on May 1, 2020.
Regular courses start on
September 1, 2020.

The number of students:

6 – 8 students per class.
Two teachers per class.

1:8 ratio

1:8 ratio Teacher to Student ratio, or better. All instructors are police-checked, triple-reference checked, and highly trained.

Certificate of Course Completion

Upon completion of this Fashion Design course, a Certificate will be issued. A course completion certificate says you have attended all the classes required, pass all the tests required and handed in all the work required.

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We provide Certificates of completion for students that complete our 40 and 60 lessons Fashion Design preparation course. We also shortlist a selection of our best students for our yearly student show.


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