Teacher Training

All introductory workshops at Studio Faro suitable for new & returning textile technology teachers. 

  • The industry-based workshops will give teachers an insight into the fashion industry that they can take back into the classroom.
  • Small teaching groups (3-5) allows time to draw parallels between classroom needs and commercial practice.
  • I'm familiar with the syllabus for textiles & design technology and scaffold the information and exercises to build a strong body of knowledge.
  •  Every workshop has excellent teaching resources that can transfer directly to your classroom.

Teacher Workshops in detail:

Fashion Design Portfolio (1 day) - view more information

Making the connection between the industry design development process and requirements of the state syllabus:

  • With a broad understanding of the design development process teachers will be able to advise senior students on the content of their MTP and design portfolio.
  • The initial stages of research, creative focus and materials are combined to produce unique and interesting design content for assessment and portfolios.
  • With a focus on the assessment requirements for textile projects, the methods, and materials are designed to fit into classroom methodology.

Fashion Illustration (1 day) - view more information

Gain confidence in understanding and rendering Fashion Illustrations using the simplest methods & materials:

  • Teachers will leave the workshop with at least two completed presentations with full Fashion Illustrations and Production Sketches for immediate use in the classroom.
  • Rendering techniques demonstrated & practiced in the workshop suit the resources & time available to schools and secondary students, without exceptional expenditure.
  • With a focus on the assessment requirements for textile projects, the methods, templates and final presentations will fit immediately into classroom teaching materials.

Fitting Commercial Patterns (1 day) - view more information

A must attend workshop for new teachers dealing with Commercial Patterns in the classroom:

  • Commercial patterns are the first level of access that new teachers have for the making of garments.
  • This workshop will increase your understanding of garment patterns and provide a simple and effective way to alter commercial patterns to give your students the most successful outcome.
  • Workbooks, demonstrations & student exercises provide a clear picture of how the body changes between sizes, locating specific areas for alteration on commercial produced patterns.


Basic Pattern Making for SKIRTS, TROUSERS, KNITS & DRESSES (1 day each)- view more information

Develop the skills & materials required to produce original patterns for skirts, trousers & dresses:

  • Covers basic pattern making techniques for the three most important garment types – skirts, trousers & dresses (shirts).
  • All demonstrations & exercises use industry verified blocks as a confident starting point for new fashion patterns.
  • Demonstrations, discussions & technical data cover both industry standards and school based requirements for patterns and garment construction.

Corset Patterns (1 day) - view more information

Corset Patterns ready for your student projects:

  • As one of the most popular garment types for secondary school textile students, this workshop will equip teachers with the confidence, resources & understanding to make beautiful corsets.
  • Additional corset style developments are included in the workbook for future projects.
  • The recommended construction for corsets is the most trouble free technique and suited to classroom resources & all skill levels.


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