To enhance the Design & Technology Program, Year 9 Product Design students attended a one-day workshop at the Whitehouse Institute of Design in Melbourne last month.
The Whitehouse Institute is a highly regarded College specialising in fashion design, interior design and styling & creative direction. The ‘Kick-Start Workshop’ aims to introduce design concepts and develop skills that will prepare students for further studies in design.
The students greatly valued the opportunity to participate in a ‘hands on’ workshop environment with a professional lecturer in a highly regarded and stylish tertiary institution.
The lecturer, Todd Heggie was fresh from the Industry himself, enthusiastic, positively encouraging our students throughout the day and extremely knowledgeable in his field. This gave the students a real insight into career opportunities within the textile and design industry and practical feedback with their own creative direction.
At the conclusion of the day, the Institute awarded a special prize for the student who showed the most potential for their creative abilities throughout the day. Phoebe Clarke was awarded a one week ‘Fashion for Illustration & Styling Workshop’ valued at $545. The lecturer was extremely impressed with Phoebe’s creative direction within the group activity and her attention to detail when styling her outfit. Two honourable mentions were also awarded to Sophie Symes and Erin Anderson.
All the students should be congratulated on their efforts for the day. They were extremely focused and excited about this opportunity and will take away many more skills from this experience.
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