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Couture and Coco Chanel course timetables

Brief description

Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel was one of the most innovative fashion designers of the Twentieth Century. We will briefly study the life and career of this resilient couturier before examining some of the many craft techniques and style details which became her trademarks.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

Adults with an interest in fashion and sewing techniques.

Course description in brief

Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel was one of the most innovative fashion designers of the Twentieth Century. We will briefly study the life and career of this resilient couturier before examining some of the many craft techniques and style details which became her trademarks.

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    How a talented couturier began a multi-million pound empire making women’s clothes from surplus wool jersey.

Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?

Basic hand and machine sewing skills.

What equipment will I need for the course?

None

What materials will I need for the course?

No

What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?

Study the components of the Chanel suitLook at decorative techniquesExamine novelty tweedsDesign detailing, e.g. quilting and path pocketsetc.

What will be expected of me in terms of personal or time commitment?

The full session

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

Visually and tutor feedback

What could I go on to do after I have finished the course?

Other day workshops on fashion and sewing.

How will I say what I think about the course?

To tutor on the day or via Swarthmore reception

Available timetables for this course

Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.

Course Ref Hours per week Days(s) Time Course Dates Costs
L684c 2.5 Saturday 10am – 12:30pm 1 Jun 2019 (1 session) Full rate £11.00; R rate £5.00; A rate £3.00 (funder_code:L)

Course Funding

Swarthmore provides a variety of courses some of which are subsidised by public funding.

Courses with course codes pre-fixed by a letter ‘F’, ‘L’ or ‘N’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘F’: courses are accredited and are funded by the ‘Skills Funding Agency’ for those aged 16 and over.
  • ‘L’ & ‘N’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘L’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

For information funding and eligibility see the ‘costs’ page.

Unless stated otherwise - all courses take place at Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds

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