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AWI2O Visual Arts: Fashion & Textile Design – Grade 10 (Open)

  • Grade 10


GRADE: 10 (Open)

AVAILABILITY: Full-Time – All campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online


Course Overview

AWI2O online enables students to develop their skills in producing and presenting art by introducing them to new ideas, materials, and processes for artistic exploration and experimentation. Students will apply the elements and principles of fashion and textiles design when exploring the creative process. Students will use the critical analysis process to reflect on and interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context.

Fashion and Textile Design: Elements and Principles

Essential Question: What are the basic elements of fashion and textile design?

In this unit, students will be given a glimpse inside the world of fashion design, study some of the Elements and Principles of Design in relation to fashion, do a sketchbook assignment, terms definitions, and two projects.

Fashion Trends, History, and Designers

Essential Question: What is the broader context of the fashion world?

In this unit, students will learn about current trends in the fashion world and how culture and history shape current fashion and textile designs. Students will also learn about ethical considerations in the clothing industry, and learn about top Canadian and International designers.

Fashion Illustration

Essential Question: How can I translate the images in my head to a design on the page?

In this unit, students will learn how to draw fashion figures and learn about the work of historical and contemporary fashion illustrators. Students will learn how to make a template to create their own designs and basic approaches to drawing faces, hands, and feet. The emphasis in this unit is on the fashion figure and learning stylistic approaches to drawing.

Clothing Design

Essential Question: How can I put together what I've learned and make my own designs?

In this unit, students will learn about the fundamentals of fashion design and create their own clothing styles. This is where students will have the chance to put their previous learning into practice, and have fun exploring their own creative ideas!

Textile Design

Essential Question: What is the most basic element of fashion design?

In this unit, students will learn about textile designers and how they create patterns for fabric. Students will also learn about traditional fabric designs and techniques, and learn how to use different art materials to create their own exciting designs.

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for more details on final exams and the exam fee. More information can also be found in our Student Handbook.

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