Enrichment Experience Mandala (Grades 9-12)
Do you have a flair for fashion? Are you constantly redecorating your room? If so, the design industry might just be for you! In this course, you’ll explore what it is like to work in the industry by exploring career possibilities and the background that you need to pursue them. Get ready to try your hand at designing as you learn the basics of color and design then test your skills through hands-on projects. In addition, you’ll develop the essential communication skills that build success in any business. By the end of the course, you’ll be well on your way to developing the portfolio you need to get your stylishly clad foot in the door of this exciting field.
Note: Access to a sewing machine is highly recommended.
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of careers in fashion and interior design by explaining a variety of employment opportunities, their responsibilities, and the education and training requirements.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic skills needed for the design industry by describing the elements of design, explaining color’s relationship to design, and explaining the importance of communication in the design industry.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the tools and fabrics used in the design industry by describing the functions of a variety of design tools and the characteristics of natural and synthetic fabrics.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of trends, styles and proper fit by explaining the role of fashion forecasters, the variety of different attires, and how to properly fit a wide range of different body types.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to create a fashion design outfit by explaining the process of brainstorming, articulating how to follow a budget, and drawing out their own design outfit.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of environmental design and style changes throughout the years by explaining the idea of green design, identifying green products, and analyzing how society and politics shape design styles.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of designing a room by describing items to consider in a design budget, providing examples of preliminary questions for a client, and explaining the importance of a color scheme in a design.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of becoming a design professional by providing examples of good work ethic, describing what to include in a resume, and by identifying what to include in a professional portfolio.
Unit 1: Introduction to Fashion and Interior Design
Unit 2: Building Basic Skills for the Design Industry
Unit 3: Tools of the Trade
Unit 4: Sewing and Technology
Unit 5: Clothing
Unit 6: Fashion Design Product
Unit 7: Interior and Environmental Design
Unit 8: Considering Interior Design
Unit 9: Interior Design Project
Unit 10: Presenting as a Professional
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