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Maryland Academy of Couture Arts Fall Class Schedule

We want to welcome our new Affiliate, Ella Pritsker, Owner of the Maryland Academy of Couture Arts (MACA)! Below, you will find information on MACA’s upcoming fall class schedule.

Young Couturier

This course is designed for young students (9 to 12 year old) to develop both a love and understanding of sewing by learning the elements of couture hand sewing through the fashioning of stylish projects.

August 15-19 (Mini Summer Camp) 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Thursdays:  September 8 – October 6, 2011 (Weekly) 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Saturdays:   October 8, 22, November 5, 2011 (Individual Sessions) 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Friday: October 14, 2011 (Individual sessions) 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Beginner Couturier 1

This course is specifically tailored for novice sewers who are interested in learning the art of couture in the fine European tradition. The project in this class is a fully lined skirt. Students have a choice of three styles.

Tuesdays:  September 13 – October 18, 2011           10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Thursdays:  October 13 – November 17, 2011           5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Beginner Couturier 2

After mastering Beginner Couturier 1, the next course builds on those skills and introduces new techniques of the art of couture. In this class students learn to make an unlined jacket and learn new finishing techniques.

Tuesdays:  July 5 – September 6, 2011  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesdays:  September 13 – November 15, 2011  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Saturdays:  September 10 – November 19, 2011  9:30 pm – 11:30 am

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Pattern Making and Pattern Design

Learn to make beautiful custom clothing the way top European designers do, using generations-old techniques and processes to create the designs of your dreams. It this 28 week program students learn the entire process of designing and creating their own original line of clothing consisting of several garments (3-5):  designing a pattern, construction and proper fit and finishing touches.

Wednesdays:  September 7, 2011 – December 7, 2011   10:00 am – 12:30 pm
continuing January 25, 2012 – May 9, 2012    10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Wednesdays:   September 7, 2011 – December 7, 2011    5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
continuing January 25, 2012 – May 9, 2012    5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturdays:  September 10 – December 3, 2011    12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
continuing January 28 – May 12, 2012     12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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Advanced and Master Couturier
Students will learn many fine finishing techniques that are used by couture houses today and the ones that have been used in the past in Advanced Couturier. Ready for the next challenge…Master Couturier will offer very intricate techniques to be applied as you create a work of art.

These new classes will be offered in the Winter/Spring session.

Fashion Draping Basics and Advanced Fashion Draping Workshops
Fashion Draping Basics is intended for the novice student or the professional as an introduction to the basics of transforming cloth into a three-dimensional pattern for clothing. The advanced level, hands-on workshop will focus on developing a three-dimensional pattern of original design for ladies evening wear.

Fashion Draping Basics Workshop

Saturdays and  Sundays:  January 14, 15, 21 and 22,  2012       10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Advanced Fashion Draping Workshop

Saturdays and Sundays:  February 11-12 and 18-19, 2012
Saturdays 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sundays 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Creating Inspiration Sketches with Aleona Isakova

Even if you can’t draw, you can create wonderful sketches using the technique of collage and blots.  Your inspiration sketches will inspire you to make new creative works of art.

Thursday:   July 21, 2011 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday:  September 17, 2011   3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Haute Couture Design Process with Aleona
Explore the Haute Couture design process to discover how exciting and original ideas for fashion evolve from diverse areas of research,  students  have a rare and unique opportunity to study with Aleona Isakova, designer of haute couture collections that were shown internationally with great acclaim! Her enthusiasm and passion are inspiring!

Fall Saturdays:   October 1,15, 29 and November 12, and 26, 2011
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Spring Saturdays:   January 21, February 11, 25, March 10, 24, April 7, 21 and May 5, 2012
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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