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HS Fashion Design: Art Course Descriptions

Fashion designers create clothing for every occasion and lifestyle. Explore a career as a fashion designer, assistant designer, stylist, or fashion executive.

These courses focus on sketching, drawing and fashion history


 

HAR 016 Creating the Fashion Figure (formerly known as Fashion Art for Fashion Designers)
If you dream of becoming a fashion designer, merchandiser, or stylist, this course can help make that dream a reality. Learn the elements of a basic fashion design sketch and start to develop a portfolio of your own. This course teaches students to understand, analyze, and draw the front view, female fashion figure. Students learn how to develop their design ideas in a fashion sketch by understanding garment details, silhouettes and simple rendering techniques and ultimately designing simple design groups. Gallery

HAR 082  Junior Special Occasion
*This is a level-2 course. Prerequisites: HAR 016, 122, or 143; or HMW 151
Do you love designing dresses for special occasions? In this advanced level course, students advance their drawing skills by designing collections of dresses and related apparel. The course focuses on the styles and fabrics used in this specialized market. Express your individual style by creating your own junior special occasion collection. (Includes prom dresses, cocktail dresses and other “after-five” apparel for the junior market)

HAR 087  Advanced Fashion Design Art Techniques 
*This is a level-2 course. Prerequisites: HAR 016 or HMW 151
This course builds upon skills learned in HAR 016. Students continue to develop and refine their understanding of fashion figures, garment details, and construction. Students also learn tips and tricks for rendering popular fabrics in the sportswear market. At the conclusion of this course, students will have learned the process of collection development and will have created a sportswear collection. Gallery

*If you did not complete the above pre-requisites, but would like to take this advanced course, please fax three examples of your fashion drawings to 212.217.7964. Make sure to include your name, phone number, and the class you want to register for on all pages. Please note that this is an addition to the online registration, which has to be completed by all Precollege students.

HAR 089 Fashion Design Portfolio
** This is a level-3 course. Prerequisites: HAR  082, 087, 090, 092, or 123
How do you develop a professional fashion design portfolio? In this course, you'll create a small collection and learn advanced rendering techniques and presentation formats. Projects in the course will help you create your portfolio. We strongly recommend students take this course no earlier than 11th grade. Gallery

**If you did not complete the above pre-requisites, but would like to take this advanced course, please fax three examples of your fashion drawings to 212.217.7964. Make sure to include your name, phone number, and the class you want to register for on all pages. Please note that this is an addition to the online registration, which has to be completed by all Precollege students.

HAR 090 Model Drawing for Fashion Design
*This is a level-2 course. Prerequisites: HAR 016, 122, or 143; or HMW 151
Make your drawings come to life! Sketch from a live model, learning specific fabric and rendering techniques, and then interpret your drawings into original fashion designs.

*If you did not complete the above pre-requisites, but would like to take this advanced course, please fax three examples of your figure drawings to 212.217.7964. Make sure to include your name, phone number, and the class you want to register for on all pages. Please note that this is an addition to the online registration, which has to be completed by all Precollege students.

HAR 091 Anatomy of Fashion
Research historic and contemporary designers from A-Z to learn about their contributions to the fashion industry. Students will create projects based on their designer of choice, such as Chanel, Gianni Versace, and Thierry Mulger. Students will also create designs inspired by paintings, "Old Hollywood" glamour, and notorious designers. Finally, students will research divas of their day to discover their contributions to beauty and fashion standards. Students will complete a small design collection based on their research.

HAR 092 Quick-Sketching Watercolor Techniques for Fashion Designers
*This is a level-2 course. Prerequisites: HAR 016, 122, or 143; or HMW 151
Sketch from a live, clothed model using a variety of techniques with a special focus on watercolor applications. Learn fabric and rendering skills while developing your own signature drawing style. Sketches can be developed into unique fashion designs.
Instructor's Comments: Students will observe extensive demonstrations with full explanations and step-by-step approaches to the watercolor technique I have developed through my 28 years in teaching. Students will improve their hand-eye coordination and their powers of observation in a supportive classroom environment. ~Professor Emanuel-King

*If you did not complete the above pre-requisites, but would like to take this advanced course, please fax three examples of your fashion drawings to 212.217.7964. Make sure to include your name, phone number, and the class you want to register for on all pages. Please note that this is an addition to the online registration, which has to be completed by all Precollege students.

HAR 123 Adobe Photoshop for Fashion Design-Art
Use Adobe Photoshop's digital tools, techniques, and filters to enhance your work. View your original designs in a variety of solids, plaids and prints you design yourself.  Learn how to create virtual backgrounds for your drawings and other tips and tricks for enhancing your presentations. Projects are adaptable to student portfolios and school projects.

HAR 143 Introduction to Junior Sportswear (formerly known as Urbanwear)
*This is a level-2 course. Prerequisites: HAR 016 or HMW 151
An introduction to understanding and studying different inspirations in the junior sportswear market.  Students will explore and research junior trends and develop their own collections, incorporating a variety of rendering techniques.

*If you did not complete the above pre-requisites, but would like to take this advanced course, please fax three examples of your fashion drawings to 212.217.7964. Make sure to include your name, phone number, and the class you want to register for on all pages. Please note that this is an addition to the online registration, which has to be completed by all Precollege students.

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