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The Fashion Studies program at Lester B. Pearson High School introduces the student to the exciting world of clothing construction, fashion illustration, design and fabric arts. This course offers students the opportunity to gain practical experience in constructing items for personal use, home décor as well as providing a vehicle for artistic expression. Skills such as fabric selection, care of garments and sewing techniques are covered which both male and females can use for the rest of their lives.
Note: Students are required to provide the supplies necessary to complete the required projects as well as a basic sewing kit.
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Fashion Studies 10
Students registering in this introductory course will be taking the following five mini-courses:
FAS 1030 Sewing Fundamentals – Students learn how to safely use and care for sewing and pressing equipment, and apply these skills during project assembly.
FAS1050 Redesign, Recycle & Restore – Students experiment with creative ways to redesign, recycle or restore a project by repairing, customizing or embellishing. Students use these techniques to update or create something new from something old.
FAS1060 Creating Accessories 1 – Students use basic sewing skills and techniques to construct a home or personal accessory.
FAS1130 Construction Fundamentals 1 – Students learn how to determine pattern size, choose a suitable pattern and woven fabric, make pattern alterations, and prepare the fabric and pattern for layout. Students apply these skills during the assembly of a simple garment.
FAS1190 Textile Arts – Students explore various yarn or textile art techniques and apply basic skills while creating a project. .
Fashion Studies 20
This course continues in greater depth from Fashion Studies 10 and allows some flexibility of allowing students to concentrate in the areas which are of most interest to them. Students are introduced to advanced construction techniques, fitting procedures, pattern alterations and specialty fabrics. Students need 5 mini-courses, three required, and two of their own choice.
FAS2130 Construction Fundamentals 2 - Students apply intermediate construction techniques and knowledge of fabrics and patterns to complete a garment for the lower torso.
FAS2090 Specialty Fabrics 1- Students research, experiment with and produce a project, using a specialty fabric.
FAS2080 Activewear - Students learn about activewear fabrics and how to make unique, attractive and serviceable activewear.
FAS1000 Fashion Illustration 1 - Students discover the world of fashion illustration and learn to sketch a croquis, incorporate simple gestures and apply these skills to create fashion illustrations.
FAS2000 Fashion Illustration 2 - Students apply techniques and knowledge to create a variety of fashion illustrations with a focus on movement, poses and details of heads, hands and feet.
FAS2040 Evolution of Fashion - Students discover the historical influences on fashion, and relate past fashions to present-day styles.
FAS2100 Sewing for Others - Students create a project for a client whose needs require special measuring, designing, fitting, construction techniques and/or use of resources.
FAS2110 Creating Home Décor - Students apply design and sewing techniques to create a home décor fashion.
FAS2120 Surface Embellishment - Students practise a variety of embellishment techniques and apply these skills to a finished project.
FAS2160 Creating Accessories 2 - Students study accessories related to fashion, and produce a fashion accessory.
FAS2180 Creative Costuming - Students analyze different costuming requirements and construct a costume for personal use.
Fashion Studies 30
This course continues in greater depth from Fashion Studies 20. Students continue to build on their advanced construction techniques and there is some flexibility of mini-course selection. Students may choose to explore their fashion interests by focussing on a combination of mini-courses at the advanced level which will help them realize the direction they would like to focus on. Students need 5 mini-courses, three required, and two of their own choice.
FAS3090 Specialty Fabrics 2 - Students learn about the characteristics and techniques for preparing, sewing and caring for an advanced specialty fabric. Subsequently, they create and construct a distinctive project.
FAS3130 Construction Fundamentals 3 - Students apply advanced construction techniques and knowledge of patterns and fabrics to complete a garment for the upper torso.
FAS3200 Outdoor Clothing - Students learn about fabrics suitable for outdoor clothing and construct a garment designed for outerwear.
FAS3000 Fashion Illustration 3 - Students create a fashion line by using technical or impressionistic techniques.
FAS3040 Contemporary Tailoring – Students create a jacket or coat, using contemporary tailoring techniques.
FAS3060 Couture – Students study past couturiers and create their own haute couture fashions.
FAS3070 Creators of Fashion – Students discover the world of fashion designers.
FAS3080 Cultural Fashions – Students research and learn about the fashions of other cultures and produce a project related to their research.