The following workshops are held at Kangan Institute's Textile and Fashion Hub located in Building F of the Richmond campus.
This lecture analyses the beginning of "ready to wear" and the founding designers responsible for the turnaround in how we wear clothes. With the introduction of 'off the rack' clothes a society of post war babies decide to wear what they want to wear. No longer ruled by their conservative past, the children of the 1960's revolt and turn their attentions to an autonomous approach. More
This introductory workshop covers the basic functions of Adobe Illustrator and how it can be used as an instrument for fashion and textile design. Content will cover the development of garment trade sketches including adding colour and designing prints to be used in the trade sketches. You will leave the course with knowledge of the capabilities of Illustrator and its ability to create high quality graphics from logos to print designs, posters, trade sketches or illustrations. More
In this intermediate workshop, participants will get to experience how the application of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop can create dynamic and inspired textile and fashion designs. The principles of textile design will be discussed and you will have the opportunity to create a custom placement print and get it printed on the brother GT541 digital garment printer.
In Illustrator, motif design will be explored including the use of gradients, live trace, live paint and complex swatch development. Participants will undertake an introduction to Photoshop and learn how to create a pattern repeat using existing fabric. More
Engage your creativity and participate in our digital t-shirt challenge. You will be introduced to basic functions on Adobe Illustrator including moving and manipulating graphics, arranging layers and creating shapes. In Adobe Photoshop, participants will then learn how to change colours, make selections and edit existing images.
You will have access to our digital resource library to research print design and evolve your own design concept. Existing images and illustrations can be scanned and developed as part of the print. You will prepare a file ready for transfer onto a t-shirt using a digital inkjet garment printer. Colour profiles will be discussed to maximise the result of your print as well as the ink curing process. More
Start at the beginning and be introduced to the commercial process of knitwear development. In this two day workshop, participants will be taken on a journey from design concept to production of a knitted sample complete with specification. You will be introduced to fibres, yarn production, knitted fabrics, specifications and a variety of knit machines. More
This lecture discusses the first rise of the popular culture philosophy from the revolutionary 1960s to the expedient technological advances of today. The focus of this lecture will be the fashion and textile industries, including fashion business and visual merchandising. More
- Hub registrants
- Kangan staff & students
- People interested in sustainable fashion
- General public
- NB - this event is for women's clothing & accessories More