Fashion Illustration

  • Course Syllabus 2019-2020 Waynesville Career Center Fashion Illustration

    Waynesville School District

    Vision: Excel as a student-centered community of learners that embraces diversity and innovation.

    Mission: Empower and prepare individual students for future opportunities as citizens and leaders.


    Instructor Name & Contact Information:

    Donna Groves 400 GW Ln.

    Waynesville, Mo 65583


    Office Hours: 7:00 – 2:35 or by appointment.

    High School Credits:  1 Grade Levels: 10-12

    Integrated Academic Credit Available: N/A



    Course Rationale: Students will learn the skills necessary for a career in the fast-growing industry of fashion design. Students will learn how to design, sew, and re-style clothing; apply the elements and principles of design in various aspects of the fashion industry; understand the relationship between history and fashion; know the general characteristics, production, and maintenance of textiles and textile products; study and analyze fashion trends; understand the principles of apparel pattern making; and demonstrate the skills and procedures necessary for sales and marketing in the fashion industry.



    Course Description: This concentration course expands on the comprehensive core and prepares students to understand the social, psychological, physiological and design aspects of fashion, textiles, and apparel. Instruction includes apparel and behavior; elements and principles of design; color theory, wardrobe planning, history of apparel, specialized clothing, wardrobe budgets, retail options, textiles, garment care, alterations, personal and family clothing selection and purchase; design and construction of clothing, utilizing of advanced construction techniques; culture design elements; and modification of clothing to meet the special needs of individuals. This course is highly recommended for students interested in pursuing a career in the fashion industry.



    Daily Class Work:

    Students will be graded on their daily composition notebook notations. Notes will be taken during demonstration training and video training. After training each student will be assigned a drawing or sketching or essay date. Final projects should be completed during these due dates to progress forward in the next stages of the project. The student will use class computer lab time and sketching assignment time wisely as any late work will incur a 10% reduction in the final rubric score. 50% of the classroom work will consist of pre-planning and research. 20% of the classroom time will be working in groups and 30% will be photographing and editing in the lab.

    The classroom time will be used for practicing what the students have learned about the fashion industry. Each students’ portfolio should reflect the assigned projects and fashion industry and will be the final summation of their work.



    Outcomes/Goals of Course:

    • Identify the various career opportunities within the segments of fashion design, manufacturing and merchandising industry.
    • Investigate careers related to the industry and the requirements for education and training.
    • Assess the personal qualifications, interests, aptitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to succeed in fashion design, manufacturing and merchandising career.
    • Describe the impact and uses of technology in the fashion design, manufacturing and merchandising industry.
    • Describe the impact of color on fashion design.
    • Identify the primary, secondary and intermediate colors on the color wheel.
    • Describe color schemes.
    • Understand trends in fashion related to color.
    • Understand how individual color can flatter an individual.
    • Select a designer, research, analyze and report on the characteristics unique to that designer.
    • Demonstrate basic knowledge of art elements and design principles as it relates to clothing design/construction including color theory and forecasting.
    • Use the elements and principles of design in designing, sketching, marketing and merchandising.
    • Relate the application of principles and elements of design to environmental, sociological, psychological, technical and economic issues and trends.
    • Use correct technical terms to describe products, procedures and equipment commonly used in the apparel and textile industries.
    • Identify appropriate styles to meet special clothing needs of clients.
    • Identify and describe standard types of print design, such as geometric and abstract.
    • Define the principles of design.
    • Demonstrate the use of the principles of design and how they relate to the elements of design in choosing and creating fashion.
    • Be able to use the elements and principles in designing fashions.
    • Demonstrate basic drawing skills through the practice of sketching shapes.
    • Identify proportions as they relate to the human figure.
    • Become familiar with drawing fashion flats.
    • Understand how to draw clothing for fashion flats.
    • Describe fashion trends in various periods throughout history.
    • Analyze how fashion, at particular periods in history, was influenced by politics, society, economics, cultures, and aesthetics.
    • Analyze current trends and forecast future trends.
    • Identify and describe the general characteristics and maintenance requirements of fibers, yarns, fabrics and finishes.


    High School Attendance Standard: Regular school attendance is a factor in determining student achievement and is a major focus for preparing students to be college- and career- ready. Please refer to the WCC 2019-2020 Student Handbook.


    Careers & Earnings:

    Although outlook and salary information specific to fashion illustrators isn't available, you can find career information for closely related positions. For example, the BLS predicted that fashion designers, including those who have a background in sketching illustrations, would see a 3% increase in employment between 2016 and 2026. On the other hand, fine artists, including general illustrators, would see a 7% growth over that time. You can expect to face strong competition as an illustrator or fashion designer, so being talented, having experience and possessing a strong portfolio of your work are very important.



    Resources: Adobe Illustrator Software. Drawing videos and resources from and other various tutorials demonstrating specific color shading techniques.


    Materials & Supplies Needed. Qty. 1- 8GB Flash-drives, Qty. 1-composition notebook, highlighters (3 colors) and 3-folders that can be used in a three-ringed binder, and Qty. 1-sketch pad, 1-tracing pad. 1-package of colored pencils, 1 package of sketching pencils, 1 packages of markers (any brand may be used however prisma-color markers produce a great result).  ,  2-black fine tipped marker


    Assessments/Evaluation: The majority of assessments will be culminating projects that require certain power standards and consist of performance and written evaluations. The average breakdown is 50% Assessments, 40% Activities/Projects, 10% Career Readiness. Students are able to view their grades and attendance via the Student Portal.                                              You can access your student’s gradebook at any time. Your student will come home with an access code, please contact the office if you don’t receive one. This class will give a semester final worth 10% of your final grade.


    Grading Periods:

    Progress 1

    Ends September 20



    Progress 2

    Ends November 1



    Semester END

    December 20th








    Grading Scale: Total points accumulated from all assignments will be used to establish the semester grade.



    95% - 100%


    80% - 82%


    67% - 69%


    90% - 94%


    77% - 79%


    63% - 66%


    87% - 89%


    73% - 76%


    60% - 62%


    83% - 86%


    70% - 72%


    59% and below


    Major Course Projects: Students will participate in project-based. Examples of this will be creating a neck tie and a full fashion flat.


    Classroom & Student Expectations:

    1. If Mrs. Groves is talking, I am
    2. I will clean up after
    3. I will be respectful to myself &
    4. I will not have food or open drink containers at the computer area (water bottles and closed drinks are allowed).
    5. I will be prepared for class and bring all materials


    1. I will clean up or continue working when the cleanup bell rings. I will not stand by the door and wait for the dismissal bell.
    2. If it’s not mine or for my class, I will not touch
    3. CELL PHONES: Students may listen to music with one ear bud in (for safety purposes), but never during classroom instructional time. At any time if the music becomes a distraction for the student or others around them this privilege will be revoked. CELL PHONES, should not be seen or heard, they should not disrupt the learning process, they should not be used to send texts or social media messages during
    4. Class begins promptly at the start of the bell 7th hour, find your seat and look to the board for the daily learning


    Classroom Behavior Policy: Although I don’t anticipate having any problems in our classroom this year, should the need for reminders of the rules arise I will be implementing a quiet and discreet ticket policy. This is to encourage the student to correct their own behavior first and keep parents in the loop before any situations should have to result in disciplinary action. I have a three-ticket policy. Students will receive a 1st warning ticket in writing for first offense, 2nd warning ticket will be followed up by an email to the parents, 3rd warning ticket will be a phone call to the parents any warning for offenses will be handled by the WCC office according to handbook policy following the 3rd warning ticket. I look forward to having a positive and productive year. Awards will be given to the students who have no behavior tickets each grading period. Awards may include a choice board assignment, extra lab time or a 8x10” photo print privilege.



    Use of Technology: Students will have access to multiple technological devices, and all students and parent/guardian must sign the District’s User Agreement before access is given to the student. It is the responsibility of student to secure their own personal devices. Students should not share their Adobe ID codes with anyone.


    Academic Honesty: Cheating of any kind is not allowed in this class. This includes copying images, tracing images from the internet, downloading music that isn’t royalty free for use in slideshows or using other artists work as your own. Copying answers to quizzes, turning in assignments that someone else had done, letting someone copy your answers, and letting someone else turn in your work as their own. If cheating is discovered, both parties will receive a zero on the assignment and be referred to the office for disciplinary actions. Parents will be notified.



    Syllabus Verification


    I,                                                                          , have received a copy of the 2019-2020 Fashion Illustration Course

    (printed student name)

    syllabus, and have reviewed the syllabus.



    (Student Signature)                                                                               (Date)





    (Parent/Guardian Signature)                                                                  (Date)



    • Return this sheet to your program instructor after all signatures have been
    • Students are expected to maintain a copy of this syllabus throughout the