The Foundation Sewing workshop provides individuals with an introduction to the application and modification of commercial patterns, together with techniques to embellish and construct a complete garment. The Foundation Sewing Workshop is aimed at those wishing to gain patternmaking and sewing skills or those with an interest in fashion. 

The five day workshop focuses around:

- Body measurement taking and pattern size adjustment

- Design development or selection   

- Pattern interpretation and modification using either manual techniques or CAD (StyleCAD or Gerber AccuMark)

- Fabric selection, fabric properties and composition

- Fabric laying, pattern placement and cutting

- Garment construction techniques relevant to the design

- Garment finishing and pressing

8 January 2018 - 12 January 2018 (5 DAYS) 

10:00 am - 3:00 pm


15 January 2018 - 19 January 2018 (5 DAYS)

10:00 am - 3:00 pm


The Illustration for Fashion Workshops will explore drawing techniques fundamental for budding fashion designers. This workshop is available in a single five day block, in which you will gain an understanding of the fashion figure on paper, experiment with different materials and learn techniques for presenting your creative ideas.

This five day workshop focuses around:

- Freehand sketching of human figures

- Freehand sketching of faces

- Illustration of garments

- Print & textile design

- Application of watercolour pencils, professional markers & felt-tip pens for professional rendering

- Analysis of fashion trends & preparation of a fashion storyboard for a design brief

- Development of an individual design aesthetic

15 January 2018 - 19 January 2018 (5 DAYS)

10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Explore drawing techniques and design scheme presentation for interior spaces. In these workshops we cover one and two-point perspective drawing, floor plans, object sketching for furniture, interior rendering techniques, colour concepts and trend forecasting, textile design and portfolio layout.

This five day workshop focuses around:

- One point perspective drawing of interior spaces

- Two point perspective drawing of interior spaces

- Drawing & rendering simple furniture pieces using watercolour pencils, professional markers & felt-tip pens

- Concepts of colour perception & relationships

- Development of a textile design using specified colour concepts based on the latest trends in interior design & decoration

- Exploring design concepts for a range of interior spaces

20th January 2018 - 21st January 2018 (2 DAYS)

10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Designed to teach students the fundamental layout, design and construction methods used to present a personal creative portfolio at a professional standard and equips students with the skills and confidence to present their portfolio of creative work. 

Having your own design portfolio is essential to showcase your creativity and talent especially when applying at any design institution or alternatively with a prospective employer within industry. Having a portfolio is a great way to increase your social media and online presence within the design areas. If you’re considering studying further with Whitehouse it can be used to meet the creative entry requirements and assist with Bonus ATAR points should you need them after completing Year 12. 

Please Note: This workshop recommends for you to have at least 5-8 individual pieces of creative work (e.g illustration, moodboards, photography) to assist with creating your portfolio in this short course.

If you currently do not have any creative work, come and join one of our other 5-day workshops leading up to our Portfolio Development Workshop. This will provide you with ample creative work to assist in putting together your creative portfolio. Our 5-day design workshops specialise in Fashion illustration, Interior Illustration or Photography & Creative direction.

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