The Kimono Project: A design process (DRA2321.02)

Tilly Grimes

This is a class for students interested in costume design and theatrical design in general. In this course, students will take an emotional response from their own personal history through a complete design process including the construction of a final garment(s) – a kimono.

We will look at how artists from different mediums have interpreted their own source material. Each student will explore their relationship to their own source material through the creation of an “emotional response,” whether drawn, collaged, printed or created through digital media. We will then evolve it into renderings, and finally, into a series of garments.

We will work around the traditional form of the kimono, exploring its history, its cultural heritage, its unique construction, its ties to other folk wear and learn (or refine) our skills through illustration and construction. Assignments will begin with research, and progress into drawing and then sewing. Class meetings will often involve discussion and critique, as well as in-class work sessions.

Learning Outcomes:
- Learn/refine basic garment construction techniques
- Learn the history of t-shaped garments and folk wear
- Learn/refine design skills and how to communicate artistic intention
- Articulate supportive criticism & communication

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
T/F 2:10PM - 4:00PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 8
Course Frequency: One time only

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