Fashion Design: From Sketching to Moodboards

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea

Course Details
$450 5 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Feb 29, 9:30am - Mar 28, 1:30pm (5 sessions)

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Chelsea, Manhattan
227 W 27th St
Btwn W 27th & W 26th St
New York, New York 10001
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Course/Section: SXF 250 55A
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Monisha Raja

What you'll learn in this fashion design class:

Full Course Name: Introductory Fashion Design: From Sketching to Moodboards

This course combines the fundamentals of the fashion design process with honing your ability to create "from the wellspring" of the internal you. Learn to create garments based on your personal aesthetic rather than on the traditional process of creating fashion from commercial trends as evidenced in the marketplace. Whether you are an experienced fashion designer or an aspiring one, embark on a journey to develop personal, creative, and highly authentic garments. 

We will begin with fashion illustration and research, including ethnographics, for inspiration leading to design formations. Use your personal "DNA," heritage, and life experiences to complete a well-balanced capsule collection illustrated on a mood board collage. Program includes sketching, exploration, use of 2-D and/or 3-D media, and line development tips on manufacturing.

Please bring to first class: Canson marker paper 14" x 17”, sketchbook with ring-binder 9” x 12”, a set (or at least 4 different colours and black) of Prismacolor double-ended chisel markers, 2B pencil, eraser, sharpener, 5-10 favorite fashion tear sheet images, 5-10 favorite non-fashion related tear sheet images, scissors for paper, and a glue stick.


Check room postings in the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center lobby (7th Avenue at 27th Street), by security (please tell security where you're going. Bring your order form to show.), or call the day of class for locations: 212-217-8741 or 212-217-3334.

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Refund Policy
Continuing and Professional Studies Refund Policy:

Courses canceled 24 business hours in advance can be fully refunded. Courses that have 2 sessions has 25% refund after first session. Courses that have 3 sessions has 50% refund after first session; No refund after second session. Courses that have 4 sessions will have 50% refund after first session and 25% refund after second session and no refund after third session. Courses that have 5 or more sessions has 75% refund after first session, 50% after second session and 25% after third session and no refund after fourth session.

Please note that there are no makeup sessions and it is highly recommended students attend all sessions of classes they sign up for. They are short, intensive courses and missing one day is missing a lot. 

Precollege Programs Refund Policy:

The $15 registration fee is not refundable.

The refund period ends prior to the second scheduled session of the class, in accordance with the following:

FIT Precollege Programs canceled the course due to low enrollment :
100% including registration fee

Withdrawal prior to the last day of registration :
100% exclusive of registration fee

Withdrawal prior to first day of class:
75% exclusive of registration fee

Withdrawal prior to second day of class:
50% exclusive of registration fee

Withdrawal thereafter:
No refund


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Fashion Institute of Technology

All classes at this location

If unsure of your room number, please visit the main security desk at the lobby of Marvin Feldman Center at 27th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue for Room Information.

Start Dates (2)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:30am - 1:30pm Monisha Raja 5 $450
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sat, Mar 07 9:30am - 1:30pm Monisha Raja
Sat, Mar 14 9:30am - 1:30pm Monisha Raja
Sat, Mar 21 9:30am - 1:30pm Monisha Raja
Sat, Mar 28 9:30am - 1:30pm Monisha Raja
1:00pm - 5:00pm Monisha Raja 5 $450
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sat, Apr 25 1:00pm - 5:00pm Monisha Raja
Sat, May 02 1:00pm - 5:00pm Monisha Raja
Sat, May 09 1:00pm - 5:00pm Monisha Raja
Sat, May 16 1:00pm - 5:00pm Monisha Raja

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Will the course actually teach the basics of drawing fashion illustrations or will it only be discussed?
Question from Anonymous
I've got a 16-year-old who wants to take this class. Can he?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there. Students must be 18 years old and older in order to take the Fashion Institute of Technology Continuing Education courses. Thank you.

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