Summer Course Italian Accessories Design
Start date: July
Duration: 4 weeks
Covers fundamental elements of accessories design while developing an understanding of the various processes involved in the production of Italian handcrafted leather goods.
Under the instruction and supervision of a master craftsman, students learn about the development of the art and application of traditional techniques by producing several leather accessories.
Schedule: This course meets Monday to Thursday with morning and afternoon sessions for a total of 75 contact hours.
Level and Pre-requisites: Introductory course; no previous studies within the field are required. However students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the major themes that will be presented.
Learning Outcomes: Introduction to accessories design and production in Italy, conceptualization and production of basic leather accessories. Use of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to enhance the design process
Topics Covered: Development and use of accessories, different types and functions of leather, leather accessories, textile patterns for accessories, free-hand drawing, illustration and drawing techniques for leather accessories, use of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop in the design process, preparation and production of patterns, pattern cutting and leather stitching techniques.