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Art & Design

This course will give you the creative skills to use your bodice block to design and make 1-2 garments, specifically tailored to you!  This could  include, but is not limited to: tops, shirts, or dresses / skirts for students keen to make a full 'look'.

There is also opportunity for more advanced learners to add textile or embellishment to their designs, this can be discussed with your tutor on commencing the course.
Please note we are currently unable to offer the making of trousers, or sportswear on this course.

How to book

Bookings for our Art & Design short courses and workshops can be made via our online payment portal at HRC Online Shop/Part Time.

Please click here to be taken directly to the course product page on our online shop.

Please add the course to your cart before making payment via your online shop account, ensuring you fully complete the checkout process.

If you have not used our payment portal before, please click here and select "Register for an Account".  You will only need to register for an account once.

For further details regarding the booking process, please see the FURTHER INFORMATION section below.

Entry requirements

This couse is designed for those who have completed our Introduction to Pattern Cutting short course.  

For those who are more experienced in drafting a made to measure block, direct entry will be considered following an informal interview.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring the following with you to the course: note/sketch book, pencils, pins, dressmaking shears, PatternMaster, and tailors chalk. 

Students will also need to provide their own woven (non stretch) fabric. 

Optional extras: embroidery thread, beads.

The course takes place in our fashion studios with access to industrial and domestic sewing machines, with advantages that both machines offer. It is useful but not essential to have access to a sewing machine at home.

Fee Information

£160 for the 10 week block.

Pattern paper, card and midweight calico are included in the course fee.

These fees are indicative of the 2024-25 costs and may be subject to change

Further Information

This course is scheduled on a Thursday evening, 19:00 - 21:00, at our Ware Campus.

This course is suitable for students aged 16+.

How to book

Bookings for our Art & Design short courses and workshops can be made via our online payment portal at HRC Online Shop/Part Time.

If you have not used our payment portal before, please click here and select "Register for an Account".  You will only need to register for an account once.

Please add the relevant course(s) to your cart before making payment via your online shop account, ensuring you fully complete the checkout process.

Once your booking/payment has been processed on our system, you will receive an email confirming your booking (please allow 3-5 working days for this).

The Department will contact you via email with start-up instructions approximately 1 week before the start of the course.

Please monitor your junk mail for emails from us as we are aware some of our system generated emails can end up there.

All our Art & Design short courses and workshops run subject to reaching minimum numbers.  In the event we are unable to run the course/workshop you are booked on to, you will be offered a space on an alternative course or a full refund of the course fee.

We endeavour to remove our courses from the website once they are full, in the unlikely event you are able pay for a course/workshop that is full, you will be offered a space on an alternative course or a full refund of the course fee.

For further information please contact our Information Centre by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or to speak to an advisor please call 01992 411411.

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