Fashion Design for Beginners
124 ratings

Fashion Design for Beginners

by Rita Nicolas

5,040 AED

(VAT inclusive)

Fashion Design for Beginners

5,040 AED

(VAT inclusive)

Flexible Dates
Dubai - Jumeirah Lakes Towers - JLT
Validity Period: All sessions are valid for 4 months upon booking
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Your fashion design dream starts here. Take this class and be ready to build your career in the glitz and glamor of the apparel industry.

This 36-hour full fashion design course (12 sessions x 3 hours) is your comprehensive guide to design and illustration styles that will prepare you to become a creative fashion designer. Structured to challenge and inspire students, lessons combine both theoretical and practical approaches to fashion design. You will get to keep your own “design journal” to compile your original sketches and illustrations as you progress through the lessons.

You will learn from Rita Nicolas, an instructor who describes herself as a happy, young, and full-of-life designer and architect. She is a Lebanese national with 22 years of extensive expertise in teaching students fashion design, interior design, architecture, creative drawing, and painting in Dubai. Students will leave the class with a jumpstart on their portfolio and deep knowledge on both traditional sketching and up-to-date design concepts. Classes can be taught either in Arabic, English, or a combination of both.

What you will learn:

  • Accurately sketch a 9-head croquis fashion figure
  • Get familiar with fabrics and garments
  • Employ fashion theories
  • Understand the historical perspective of fashion design
  • Apply the elements and principles of design in a creative process

Course Outline:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to the world of fashion design
  • Lesson 2: Hands-on learning on how to draw the fashion mannequin figure
  • Lesson 3: Exercises to demonstrate the human anatomy and its role
  • Lesson 4: How to render different styles, textures, shapes & gestures
  • Lesson 5: Garments & the way to illustrate them on a male or female figure
  • Lesson 6: Sharpening of drawing skills on different fashion poses
  • Lesson 7: Colors and creation of a new fashion profile
  • Lesson 8: Themes, surroundings, and effects
  • Lesson 9: Starting of a portfolio design
  • Lesson 10: Creation of a collection to enrich your portfolio
  • Lesson 11: Implementation of the design and fashion approach
  • Lesson 12: Final analysis and critic

Skill Level:



  • Students need to bring their own A3 Sketchbook or buy from the instructor for an additional fee of AED 99 (VAT incl.)
  • All materials will be provided for use at the class only. This includes color markers, colored pencils, felt tip pens, tracing paper, sketching pencils, eraser, 12-inch ruler, watercolor box, brushes (0.1 round, 0.5 square, 0.6 round, no12 round), watercolor pencils and ink pens (01, 03, 05, 08)

Validity Period:

All sessions are valid for 4 months upon booking

Age Requirements:

18 and older

Additional Info:

  • Lessons can be taught either in Arabic, English, or a combination of both
  • The course can be started within 3-4 days after booking and will be delivered privately or in a small group (if other students with similar time preferences are available)
  • Students will attend 2 sessions per week. Alternate sessions may be arranged depending on the instructor's availability


Designers Collective
Indigo Towers
Jumeirah Lakes Towers - JLT

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Each session takes 3 hours

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124 ratings

Mon, 24 Apr 2023, 1:28PM
Review on the class: Creative Drawing & Painting
Sahar Siddiqui
Sun, 28 Aug 2022, 11:01PM
"My daughter just absolutely adores Rita and cannot get enough of these classes. Rita gives time, attention, direction, career advice and shows genuine care towards her students. I was afraid that each session may be too long for my teen to stay attentive as she loses interest very quickly but she always tries to stay longer than the required time and says that she cannot even tell how quickly 3 hours pass. "
Angelina Khudik
Fri, 24 Jun 2022, 7:21PM
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