Teen Squad: Fashion Forward, Designing for the Future by Exploring the Past
Instructor: Bunky Hurter
Ages 13 – 17
Saturdays, Feb 27 – Apr 9 | 9am-2pm
6 sessions – no class on March 26
Providence Public Library
How do current and past trends influence the patterns, fabrics and silhouettes of tomorrow’s “it” bag and “must-have” items? In this course, students learn how to read the future by looking at past and current fashion trends. They learn the importance of research, how to illustrate the fashion figure, and the skills needed to create a head-to-toe look – made entirely out of paper! Students create two design boards suitable for art college portfolios.
Providence Public Library in collaboration with RISD|CE presents Teen Squad: Fashion Forward, part of the Library’s exhibition and special program series Portals: History of the Future. These fashion design classes integrate interest-driven exploration with historical content and 21st-century skills. Students will have access to the library’s non-circulating Special Collections materials to inspire their own work. Work created in class will be displayed at the Providence Public Library.