THE PERFECT ‘A’ LINE SKIRT PATTERN SOLD OUT!

Learn to make this timeless skirt – it’ll be a perfect fit! And you can make it time and again in different fabrics.

Saturday, November 25
10.15am to 12.45pm

Using the Studio Faro Basic Skirt Block, students will learn the pattern manipulation necessary to make a classic A Line Skirt pattern. You’ll be introduced to Anita’s Skirt Block for industry and use it to cut your personal-fit skirt pattern. The skirt block is available in sizes 6-16 & 12-22. An A0 print of the skirt block is included in the cost of this workshop.

Samples, working examples and finished patterns will be available for students to examine to understand the pattern making concepts and sewing involved in this garment. You will cut an A Line Skirt pattern from Anita’s industry-ready skirt block. You will learn how to fit your waist and hip in your pattern block and set your desired skirt length, calculate the pattern alterations required to suit your personal fit and transfer your waist dart allowance to create the A Line shape. You will be taught the final special technique that will perfect your A-Line Skirt pattern and the most appropriate seam and hem allowances for tailored skirts.

There will be samples and finished patterns in the room to demonstrate sewing and finishing techniques and finally, you will receive a comprehensive materials and suppliers listing featuring Anita’s favourite sources.

Workshop Includes: A copy of the Studio Faro Skirt Block available in sizes mentioned above, specialist patternmaking paper, a detailed worksheet with pattern making instructions for the A-Line Skirt pattern and one other skirt design and a list of local suppliers for materials and trims.

Skill Level: All Skill Levels

Students Bring: Sharp pencils (HB) or a propelling pencil, eraser, glue stick, paper scissors and your best ruler or any favourite pattern making equipment. Please wear shoes that will protect your feet while in the workshop.

Class Cost: $65* SOLD OUT!

Additional Information: This Studio Class may qualify as Teacher Directed Professional Development with the following BOSTES (2015) Teaching Standards: 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2. A Statement of Attainment can be provided by Studio Faro for any teachers present and completing this training.

*Show entry ticket must be bought separately

FASHION ILLUSTRATION      SOLD OUT!

Learn how to draw intricate fashion designs with Anita McAdam

Saturday, November 25
1pm to 3.30pm

Build the tools and skills required to produce industry quality fashion illustrations. Fashion templates are provided for students to practice sketching and rendering colour and texture in a supportive environment. There are demonstrations and practice sessions in the use of different colour and media to create depth, movement and print effects in the illustration. And, finally demonstrations of simple presentation techniques to achieve a professional look in your fashion portfolio.

Studio Faro provides all the art materials for this exciting workshop: Work with the best in copic pens, learn about specialist art papers and understand the use of high quality pastel pencils. Your finished project will be laid-up and presented on black art card, ready to include in your portfolio. Learn a variety of quick and effective illustration techniques to suit all budgets and portfolios.

Workshop Includes: Illustration sheets ready for you to colour with the materials supplied, specialist marker pen illustration paper, black heavy paper backing for your presentation work, a copy of Anita’s fashion illustration templates with back views, a detailed workbook to take home full of illustration techniques and examples for future reference, a comprehensive materials and suppliers listing featuring Anita’s favourite sources, and A3 sleeve to protect and carry all the materials and templates from the workshop.

Skill Level: All Skill Levels

Students Bring: Sharp pencils (HB) or a propelling pencil, eraser, glue stick, paper scissors and a ruler. Please wear shoes that will protect your feet while in the workshop.

Class Cost: $65* SOLD OUT!

Additional Information: This Studio Class may qualify as Teacher Directed Professional Development with the following BOSTES (2015) Teaching Standards: 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2. A Statement of Attainment can be provided by Studio Faro for any teachers present and completing this training.

*Show entry ticket must be bought separately

MEET ANITA MCADAM

Originally from Brisbane, Queensland, I trained at the QLD College of Art under the tutorage of skilled technicians and artists. Was fortunate enough to get a job designing belts for a national brand in Brisbane

Manufactured in a bunch of tin sheds on the outskirts of Brisbane, the House of Hughes belt company had been established for fifty years and the majority of the technology was from a similar era. Despite that, we were able to produce exciting belt ranges for men and women using the creativity and tenacity of the dedicated production team.

Decided to travel overseas to see what there was to see…

After travelling around parts of Africa and Europe for six months I landed in Chichester UK. A bout of local fringe/tent theatre costume design was enough to convince me that my heart was truly in the design & production of great fashion. Immediately moved to London and started to freelance in the local fashionindustry.

Lucky enough to stumble across the concept of ‘freelance design’ and spent five years in London freelancing to local and offshore, design and manufacturing companies. The majority of my work was design and range development for a large variety of men’s and women’s product.

My very first freelance client was Jane Cheeseman of the Viyella group. I worked with Jane for several years as a complimentary design and research resource with her inhouse design team. A wonderful beginning to an exciting career choice.

My time as a freelance was challenging and inspiring as I tackled new product design on a regular basis and spent much time researching the diverse markets and products of the fashion industry.

To compliment my commercial practice in design, I harboured the desire to teach design and pattern making. In 1991 I secured a senior lecturer position at the Manchester Metropolitan University that quickly converted to full time. Activities encompassed the teaching of design and patternmaking, plus academic research.

Spending all that time in formal education has given me a deep and abiding respect for exceptional teaching practice. My early teaching experience was supported and enhanced by the generosity of my teaching colleagues. To this day thank my lucky stars that I landed in that particular staff room!

After ten years as a lecturer I decided it was time to come home and the only choice I had to make was where to live. I landed in Sydney and have spent the past sixteen years continuing to work in an industry that still holds so much excitement for me. All that time I have been fortunate enough to be able to combine the best aspects of my career and run a design studio where I consult with local industry and run professional development workshops for the passionate fashion geek.

At the very least I am dangerously passionate about great product.

And at my best I will infect you with the same passion and creative energy.