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ESMOD Berlin - Focus Programme

We are excited to present Focus! Our brand new extra curricular course programme. We have created a diverse choice of practical and theoretical courses ranging from draping to anthropology and a range of delights in between.
ESMOD Berlin – Focus has been designed to allow participants to chose modules according to their wishes without interference of starting dates or course content. This concept provides the opportunity to create a personal course structure within one year.
If you choose two modules a price reduction of 10% will be granted. Choose three modules and your overall price will be reduced by 15%.
Courses are presented in intensive (full time 1 week), evening (part time, weekly) or weekend (full time, weekly) frameworks.
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Courses summer semester 2017

Practical courses

NEW! F8-14 Design methodology & patternmaking (intensive course)

Our inspirational and practical Focus Design methodology & patternmaking two week intensive course will immerse you in the world of the fashion designer and will help you understand the process of designing a collection. We will introduce you to different methods of fashion design, show you how to develop your ideas from extensive research.

 

How does a fashion designer work today? Which tools does he use? Where does inspiration originate?

 

During the first week you will get an insight into the conceptual processes of designing fashion and the tools to communicate your ideas.

Week Two focuses on the basic principles of pattern making and gives an introduction into the art and craftsmanship of pattern construction.

 

This course is a great preparation for anyone interested in studying fashion design but also suitable for people interested in getting a glimpse of the creative surrounding and artistic methods of a designer.

 

All courses are held in English, written handouts and task sheets are also available in German.

 

We offer:

 

  • Museum visit and Store Check for research and concept inspiration
  • Practical Design – Exercises (intuitive drawing, collage, folding techniques, etc.)
  • Collection analysis
  • Alternative illustration techniques (Collage, scraper, One line, ball pen)
  • Fashion illustration (Marker, water colour, mixed media, etc.)
  • Visual communication (Layout and presentation)
  • Material introduction (Mannequin, fabrics, tools, etc.)
  • How to use an industrial sewing machine, overlocker, ironing press, etc.
  • Basic draping and pattern making principals (Skirt)
  • Finishing techniques

 

 

The participation in any of the ESMOD Berlin – Focus courses is considered active preparation for a creative design study but does not guarantee entry into a university course.

 

Participants: Minimum 6

Language: spoken English, handouts also available in German

 

Start: 28.08.2017, 9am
Duration: 28.08. – 01.09.2017 (Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm, total of 30 hours)
Price: 450€, compulsory material included
Enrolment closes: 18.08.2017

NEW! F1-21 Focus draping for beginners (intensive course)

The ESMOD Berlin – draping for beginners course gives an insight into the art of draping and developing creative garments straight on the mannequin. Through discovering classic and innovative draping methods an understanding of three-dimensional patternmaking is created.

A unique highlight of the ESMOD Berlin – draping for beginners course is the visitation of a professional pattern maker from the ESMOD network, to provide each participant with an individual constructive critique on his or her work.

All courses are held in English, written handouts and task sheets are also available in German.

What we offer:

  • Introduction into different materials
  • Material preparation
  • Volume studies on the dummy
  • Foundation of draping and detail development
  • Pattern development based on draping results and labelling pattern pieces correctly
  • Finishing techniques

The participation in any of the ESMOD Berlin – Focus courses is considered active preparation for a creative design study but does not guarantee entry into a university course.

Participants: 6 – 12
Language: spoken English, handouts also available in German

Start: 28.08.2017, 9am
Duration: 28.08. – 01.09.2017 (Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm, total of 30 hours)
Price: 450€, compulsory material included
Enrolment closes: 18.08.2017

NEW! F3-21 Focus fashion illustration (intensive course)

The ESMOD Berlin – Focus Illustration course creates a deeper understanding of the many layers of the creative design profession and instructs participants on key strategies for using fundamental and alternative illustration techniques.
This course challenges the participant to develop and expand his or her basic illustration skill while exploring well-known and innovative methods and techniques.

A unique highlight of the ESMOD Berlin – Focus illustration course is the visitation of a successful professional illustrator, to provide each participant with an individual constructive critique on his or her work.

All courses are held in English, written handouts and task sheets are also available in German.

What we offer:

  • Classic drawing techniques (e.g. water colour, Marker, pencil, etc.)
  • Alternative illustration techniques (e.g. Collage, spatula, one line, ball point pen, etc.)
  • Proportion figurine & anatomy
  • Face & hair
  • Experimental materials & mixed media
  • Detail studies: e.g. pleats and patterns

The participation in any of the ESMOD Berlin – Focus courses is considered active preparation for a creative design study but does not guarantee entry into a university course.

Participants: 6 – 15
Language: spoken English, handouts also available in German

Start: 28.08.2017, 9am
Duration: 28.08. – 01.09.2017 (Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm, total of 30 hours)
Price: 380€, compulsory material included
Enrolment closes: 18.08.2017

NEW! F9-11 Focus Introduction Sewing Skills

The ESMOD Berlin – Focus Introduction Sewing Course deals with the basics of machine and hand sewing. We will help you build your confidence at working with an industrial sewing machine, and will assist you in developing a variety of related sewing skills. This is a beginner’s course. All you need in an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.

 

 

All courses are held in English, written handouts and task sheets are also available in German.

 

 

We offer:

 

  • Focus on different tools and materials
  • Focus different needles and threads suitable for fabric types
  • Various hand stitches
  • Basic sewing techniques (right-left, French seams, piping, etc.)
  • Seaming curved edges, straight edges, etc.
  • Corners and darts
  • Trimming work and pressing

 

 

The participation in any of the ESMOD Berlin – Focus courses is considered active preparation for a creative design study but does not guarantee entry into a university course.

 

Participants: 6 – 12

Language: spoken English, handouts also available in German

 

Start: 18.09.2017, 9am
Duration: 18.09. - 22.09.2017,  (Monday – Friday, 9am -4pm, 1 week)
Price: 450€, compulsory material included
Enrolment closes:  08.09.2017

F1-12 Focus draping for beginners (evening course)

The ESMOD Berlin – draping for beginners course gives an insight into the art of draping and developing creative garments straight on the mannequin. Through discovering classic and innovative draping methods an understanding of three-dimensional patternmaking is created.

A unique highlight of the ESMOD Berlin – draping for beginners course is the visitation of a professional pattern maker from the ESMOD network, to provide each participant with an individual constructive critique on his or her work.

All courses are held in English, written handouts and task sheets are also available in German.

What we offer:

  • Introduction into different materials
  • Material preparation
  • Volume studies on the dummy
  • Foundation of draping and detail development
  • Pattern development based on draping results and labelling pattern pieces correctly
  • Finishing techniques

The participation in any of the ESMOD Berlin – Focus courses is considered active preparation for a creative design study but does not guarantee entry into a university course.

Participants: 6 – 12
Language: spoken English, handouts also available in German

Start: 27.04.2017, 5pm
Duration: 8 weeks, 1 weekly session, Thursdays from 5-9pm starting on the 27.04.2017. incl. Wednesday 24.05.2017 as a replacement fort he Himmelfahrt public holiday.
Price: 450€, compulsory material included
Enrolment closes: 13.04.2017

F5-13 Focus patternmaking (weekend course)

The ESMOD Berlin – Focus Introduction Patternmaking Course deals with the basic principles of modern pattern making and gives an insight into the art and craftsmanship of pattern construction. Through discovering classic techniques an understanding of this essential part of the design process is created.

All courses are held in English, written handouts and task sheets are also available in German.

What we offer:

  • Introduction into different materials (mannequin, calico, tools, etc.)
  • Introduction: sewing machine, overlocker, ironing press, etc.
  • Construction of a basic block (top size 36 – sample size)
  • Design specific dart manipulation
  • Sleeve construction
  • Calico sample (toile)

 

The participation in any of the ESMOD Berlin – Focus courses is considered active preparation for a creative design study but does not guarantee entry into a university course.

Participants: 6 – 12
Language: spoken English, handouts also available in German

Start: 03.06.2017, 10am
Duration: 5 weeks, 1 weekly appointment, Saturdays 10am – 5pm
Price: 450€
Enrolment closes: Friday, 19.05.2017

Theoretical courses

F7-12 Focus Anthropology of fashion (evening course)

Due to the highly experienced industry professional who is teaching - this course will be offered in German. Please refer to the German course description for more information regarding the course content.

Start: 04.04.2017
Duration: 5 weeks, 1 weekly appointment, Tuesdays 7-9pm
Price: 380€
Enrolment ends: Tuesday, 21.03.2017

F6-12 Focus Sustainable design strategy (evening course)

Course description coming soon.

Start: 16.05.2017
Duration: 5 weeks, 1 weekly appointment, Tuesdays 7-9pm
Price: 380€
Enrolment ends: Tuesday, 02.05.2017

According to §11(1) of the Berlin educational leave regulations, all ESMOD Berlin - Focus courses can be recognised as educational leave.

For start date, duration as well as participants and enrolment information please see the individual course outlines. All prices include necessary materials. Additional materials must be purchased at the participant’s expense.

All courses are held in English, written handouts and task sheets are also available in German. In case of language barriers arrangements can be made on an individual basis.

The participation in any of the ESMOD Berlin – Focus courses is considered active preparation for a creative design study but does not guarantee entry into a university course.

Enrolment closes 14 days before the course start date, see individual course description for more information.

To guarantee your place payment must be received in full no later than seven days before the course start date.

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