Courses

Part time courses

You dream of a career in the world of fashion or want to develop an exciting hobby?

To register online click the course name below or call the Academy at 613-241-5233!

March 2017

  1. Beginner Sewing - $300.00
    Saturdays, from March 11 to 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (3 weeks).
    Introduction to sewing by hand and by machine.
    Making a simple garment project using a commercial pattern. 

April 2017

  1. Beginner Sewing - $300.00
    Saturdays, from April 8 to 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (3 weeks).
    Introduction to sewing by hand and by machine.
    Making a simple garment project using a commercial pattern. 


  2. Lingerie - $550.00
    Mondays, from April 17 to June 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (33 hours).
    Prerequisite: Sewing Experience

  3. Professional Sewing - Session 2 of 4 - $550.00
    Mondays, from April 17 to June 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (33 hours).
  4. Fashion Sketching - Session 1 of 4 - $550.00
    Tuesdays, from April 18 to June 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (33 hours).
    The Fashion Sketching program will enable you to put your ideas to life and to plan garment collections for men, women and children for all occasions and lifestyles. Everyone can sketch after learning the proper techniques: artistic and technical fashion sketches. This program has no pre-requisites. Skills to develop creativity and imagination are practiced. The study and use of colors and their combination, reproduction of fabrics, sketching for different body types, elements of style are integrated in the program. Preparation of a Fashion Designer manual portfolio or Photoshop/Illustrator ready. At the end of the 4 sessions (11weeks – 33 hours each session – total: 132 hours) you will be able to professionally sketch any ideas that come to mind, to plan themed or coordinated garment collections, to design technical sketches ready for the patternmaker or manufacturer, custom sketching, and be able to present a professional Fashion Designer portfolio. You receive a report card at the end of each session and a Richard Robinson diploma in Fashion Sketching at the end of the 4 sessions. These programs do not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.


  5. Pattern Making - Session 2 of 4 - $550.00
    Tuesdays, April 18 to June 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (33 hours).
  6. Professional Sewing - Session 1 of 4 - $550.00
    Tuesdays, from April 18 to June 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (33 hours).
    Learn how to professionally sew all styles of skirts, dresses, pants, tailored suit, coats using European techniques of Haute Couture, Couture and Ready-to-Wear. Master how to properly fit and bring the right rectifications to the garment for perfect lines and proportions. Learn  finishings making the garment as nice inside as outside. At the end of 4 sessions (11 weeks – 33 hours each session – total: 132hours) you will be able to sew professionally any type of garments. You receive a report card at the end of each session and a Richard Robinson diploma in Professional Sewing at the end of the 4 sessions. These programs do not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
    Someone with no basic sewing experience should take beginner sewing before taking the Professional Sewing program. Student must own a sewing machine. 

  7. Fashion Sketching - Session 2 of 4 - $550.00
    Wednesdays, from April 19 to June 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (33 hours).


  8. Hat Making and Accessories - $550.00
    Wednesdays, from April 19 to June 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (33 hours).
  9. Professional Sewing - Session 3 of 4 - $550.00
    Wednesdays, from April 19 to June 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (33 hours).


  10. Corset Making - $650.00
    Thursdays, from April 20 to July 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (45 hours).
    Prerequisite: Sewing and Pattern Making Experience. Students will receive certificate upon completion of course.
    Cost: $650 and Kit: $125 (includes all supplies, except fabric)


  11. Fashion Sketching - Session 3 of 4 - $550.00
    Thursdays, from April 20 to June 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (33 hours).
  12. Pattern Making - Session 1 of 4 - $550.00
    Thursdays, from April 20 to June 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (33 hours).
    Take your design creation ideas and bring them to reality with the Pattern Making program. Learn how to create patterns for any designs while also learning proper fit, flattering lines and proportions. Learn how to design patterns for all styles of skirts, dresses, pants, tailored suits, coats. At the end of the four sessions (11 weeks -33 hours each session – total: 132hours), you will be able to make any garment pattern in standard or customized size.  You receive a report card at the end of each session and a Richard Robinson diploma in Pattern Making at the end of the 4 sessions. These programs do not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
    Someone with no basic sewing experience should take beginner sewing before, to better understand the use of patterns for sewing and for sewing patterns in muslin for fittings.

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