Usually I love my work. Not one day is the same when you are working as a teacher.
I am now teaching Fashion Design for more than 23 years, and ever since starting, I try to make things exiting for my students...and for me also.
Fashion is always "On the Move".
For me it is important to give students insight in the development of a design.
Some basic knowledge is important..which we (me and my 2 colleagues) teach in the first 2 years.
Design is about:
To start a project for students needs a lot of thinking and input. I know that I can rely on my experience, but it is very important for me to try new things.
A class full of 2nd year Design students.. round 26..
Working on a Project with the startingpoint: SHAPE
The outcome from the first part of the task (there a 3 parts) must be a serie of white paper dresses based on constructions and shapes they did fold in previous weeks with A4 paper. Origami was one of the things they could try out..
Transforming the little folded shapes as boxes and triangles into a dress is not that simple.
A big part of the task is to experiment with different paper and different shapes..
Not an easy thing to do, but the outcome were some interesting dresses.
This is just a small selection..
To get insight in the fact that darts are making shape , the student had to take a round shaped vase with them to the lesson.
With paper they had to make a pattern by folding the paper round the vase. Drawing lines (darts) on it and use this as a paper pattern to make the vase in fabric.