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Costume Design, Development and Construction for Employment and Enjoyment
Tue, 17 Jan 2017, 09:45 – Tue, 7 Mar 2017, 12:15 GMT
2 1/2 hour classes run every Tues for 8 weeks from January 17th to 7th March inclusive. (20 hours teaching time)
All levels welcome
This specialized class is for budding costume designers and makers. From carnival to cosplay, its all catered for. All you need is enthusiasm! Students will benefit from a wide range of knowledge and skills which can be tailored to suit their particular chosen area and costume budget. From first concept to full costume realization, when it comes to costume, the skies the limit! With lots of designer / maker tips sewn in for good measure! Each class is 2 1/2 hours long so that we can cover a lot of ground in each session. Previous experience is sewing while recommended, is not essential. The tutor will advise on the scale of costume according to each individual. Due to the nature of this class, out of class development is encouraged.
Christine, the tutor wears many different costume hats... from carnival, circus, large scale productions, theatre, TV and film including making costumes for Seasons 1-4 of HBO's Game of Thrones. She has many links within the industry and generously gives past students introductions to opportunities. She has been self employed and employed in the costume industry for since 2008. When it comes to getting a job in costume, a good recommendation is often the key. Past costume and dressmaking students are now carving their own costume futures which she is thrilled about. With so many film opportunities in Belfast and beyond, costume tutoring from an industry professional is a great start on your journey.
We will cover the following:
Dissecting a script.
Creating a design board, and sketches. From these sketches we will choose 1 garment to be made from start to finish, with guidence given on how to complete the full 'costume'.
Delivering a confident and assured costume presentation.
Creative concepts in pattern making, depending on your productions budget and timescale. When to use a bought pattern, develop your own, or improvise!
Choosing the best fabrics for your production.
Essential hand sewing techniques.
From sketch to reality! - Costume creation. Looking at costume construction and deciding the best ways to make according to time and budget.
Introduction to costume breakdown.
Sourcing for costume: hires, buys and makes.
Getting a foot in the door in the industry. With a wide range of projects under her belt, Christine has gathered many contacts, and often has personal projects and career opportunities that she can offer students to get involved in.
Students are encouraged to bring their concept for development to the first class. Class sizes are limited to 5 people so that learning is focused and fun. There must be 3 places booked for classes to run.
Domestic sewing machines and overlocker are provided. You are welcome to bring your own equipment if you wish.
Please bring a selection of ideas for discussion at the first class.
FREE on street parking.
We have payment options, please email hello@colourandcloth to discuss