Summer Continuing Education Classes at UIW

Classes are only open to individuals 18 years and older Participants do not receive college credit for these classes For registration and questions: Dr. Melinda Adams, madams@uiwtx.edu or (210) 805-1204.

Registration closes June 3, 2022

Classes June 13– 17(Face-to-Face) and 20- 24 (Online), 2022

Face-to-face Summer Continuing Education Classes
  Monday
(6-13-22)
Tuesday
(6-14-22)
Wednesday
(6-15-22)
Thursday
(6-16-22)
Friday
(6-17-22)
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Serger Essentials Serger Essentials Serger Essentials Draping Draping
1 - 4 p.m. How to Fit Garments
and Adjust Patterns
How to Fit Garments
and Adjust Patterns
How to Fit Garments
and Adjust Patterns
Online Summer Continuing Education Classes
   Monday
(6-20-22)
Tuesday
(6-21-22)
Wednesday
(6-22-22)
Thursday
(6-23-22)
Friday
(6-24-22)
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Textiles Organization of the Fashion Industry
  • Fashion Bootcamp
  • Introduction to Promotions in Fashion
  • Fashion Bootcamp
  • Global Opportunities
  • Fashion Bootcamp
  • How to Create a Marketing Plan
1- 4 p.m. Basic Knit Costing: Cost to Retail Ethics and Social Responsibility Excel for Fashion Excel for Fashion
 

3 Credit hour classes: $90

Textile Basics: Online

The course presents the differences between natural and synthetic fibers; basic weave and knit structures; and how to help students shop for fabrics that are appropriate for their apparel classes and tech pack development.

Organization of the Fashion Industry: Online

The course presents how the industry is organized from manufacturing to retailing. Included are how the industry is aligned by pricing strategies used by retailers.

Basics of Knit: Online

This class is meant to help you understand how working with knits is different from wovens. We will cover what a knit is and then basic constructions methods, tips, and tricks that will help you in the classroom. This class will be strictly information, NOT hands-on. However, the information should help you better understand how to assist your students working with knits.

Costing: Cost to Retail: Online

This class will cover how to cost a garment from the development stage to retail. Topics to be covered include markup, markdown, overhead, what is included in costing and impacts on the Profit Loss Statement.

This course ties to topics used in Entrepreneurship, 2nd edition by Clark and Commers.

Introduction to Promotions in Fashion: Online

This class will cover the basics of promotions in the fashion industry. Topics to be covered include types of promotions, changes to promotion in the digital age, and how this impacts sales.

This course ties to topics used in Entrepreneurship, 2nd edition by Clark and Commers.

Ethics and Social Responsibility: Online

This class will cover various ethical and social responsibility issue in the fashion industry. Topics to be covered include workers rights, wages, working conditions, and the environment.

This course ties to topics used in Entrepreneurship, 2nd edition by Clark and Commers.

Global Opportunities: Online

This class will cover information on global opportunities for businesses. Topics included are importing, e-commerce, governments rules and regulations, trade laws, etc.

This course ties to topics used in Entrepreneurship, 2nd edition by Clark and Commers.

How to Create a Marketing Plan: Online

This class will cover what is included in a marketing plan and how to create one.

This course ties to topics used in Entrepreneurship, 2nd edition by Clark and Commers.

 

6 Credit Hour Classes: $180

Draping: Face-to-Face

Explore the three-dimensional method of creating patterns on a dress form. The same techniques will be demonstrated for designing a bodice, skirt, collar and sleeve.

Supplies needed: 5 yards of muslin, pins, scissors, pencil and red marker

Excel for Fashion: Online

Learn how to use Microsoft Excel in the fashion classroom. Excel is one of the most used software packages in the fashion industry and it is essential for graduates entering the industry to understand the basics of how to use the software. It is used in all areas of the industry from retail and analytics to technical design and product tracking. We will construct a simple garment cost sheet that can be used in the classroom and that will not only help students gain Excel skills but will also help them begin to understand what components drive the price of a garment.

Must have: MS Excel on your computer. Access to the internet on the same computer. As this is online, I will ask you to share your screen through Zoom occasionally. I will NOT troubleshoot your computer, so make sure Excel is working before the class.

 

9 Credit hour class: $270 plus supply fees

Fashion Design Bootcamp: An In-Depth Course in Teaching Design: Online

Good designers are born, not made, right? Nope. Learn how to break down designing for anyone who is interested! In this class, we will warm up by learning how to break down existing designs through the elements and principles of design. On day 2, we break down the design process to evaluate the target customer and trends. Finally, we will spend the last day learning new tools to generate loads of designs. Be ready to work your brain. Now drop and give me 50 (designs)!

Supplies needed: sketchbook and pencil

Serger Essentials: Face to Face

Learn the basics of using a serger. How to thread a serger without fear, change thread colors, and do basic troubleshooting. We will discuss the differences between the different types of serger stitches and learn about the settings on sergers. We will try sergers on different fabrics and learn to adjust the sergers to best work on those fabrics. We will also discuss and experience the difference of using a serger on wovens versus on knits.

Supplies needed: fabric scissors, random scrap fabrics, magnifying glasses (if you need them)

How to Fit Garments and Adjust Patterns: (Face to Face)

Using a few muslins (pre-sewn by the instructor), you will witness common fitting issues on the dress form, how to identify them appropriately, and how to mark them on a garment. We will then look at how to adjust commercial patterns to accommodate these issues by manipulating half-scale patterns. On the last day, we will look at how to address compound issues on a live model. Participants will leave the class with a set of half-scale patterns that have been adjusted.

Pre-requisite: intermediate sewing level (meaning you’ve sewn garments from commercial patterns previously)

Supplies needed: pencil and big eraser, clear tape, paper scissors, See-thru (clear 18”) ruler

Class supply fee: $5 for handouts and in-class supply usage