2019 art and technology education program
Fashtech in Schools
Students will design and prototype an integrated art, fashion, 3D design wearable that incorporates electronics, coding and sensor technology. Working in pairs or small groups, each team will collaborate to design and make an ideas driven wearable tech garment.
This workshop will involve creative thinking, experimentation and lots of hands-on making. Guest artists will be available to support and mentor students while introducing the potential of wearable tech through examples of their own unique work.
In 2019, the Inner West Council is sponsoring schools in the Inner West to participate and showcase their final works at their EDGE place activation in Ashfield this September.
School Holiday FashionTech Studio
15 - 17 July 2019 10am - 4 pm Suitable for ages: 12 +
Graham Yarrell Room Level 1, 78-80 Dalhousie Street, Haberfield, NSW 2045
This July get a taste of being a pro FashionTech designer. Make a wearable tech creation for EDGE Ashfield.
Ever considered making a jacket that lights up and glows when its too dark to see where you're going?
Perhaps you've thought of creating that ultimate haute couture piece for the runway or something extra special for a big celebration.
This is your chance to create an outfit that really shines.
In this 3 day workshop you’ll get hands-on help and instruction by experienced artists and designers.
You'll get a basic understanding of code, grow your technical confidence and connect with other like-minded young creatives.
Once you've put the finishing touches on your creation, you're invited to strut your stuff in a choreographed fashion parade as part of EDGE Ashfield, Inner West Council's immersive arts festival that celebrates the creative spirit of the Inner West.
No prior skill necessary! All the tech provided.
You'll get your own Stitchkit™ which contains all the components needed to get started turning your design ideas into awesome wearable tech.
StitchKit comes with a custom Arduino-based board made specifically for FashionTech and wearables. The controller (the brain of a fashion tech/wearable piece) is designed to withstand movements of daily wear and use, yet is compact enough to be hidden.
The software Arduino IDE is open-source and freely available.
All tutors have a passion for design and the creative use of technology. We are a child safe organisation that has strong leadership and values children. All tutors have a current working with children checks.
Liz Bradshaw, innovative educator
An artist with many years experience teaching Art and Design in Australia and the UK, and most recently at the UNSW Art & Design. Liz has led and moderated College and University Art & Design programs; as well as trained teachers, and developed education programs for the Biennale of Sydney.
Jen Chua, fashionista
Jen is a photographer and fashion creative who loves thinking outside the box when to comes to what's worn. She like to get people thinking about what, why and how they wear clothes. Jen is also a sessional Fashion and Textiles lecturer at UTS.
Ahmad Mollahassani, creative coder
An electrical-communications engineer, technology researcher and designer. Ahmad has a Master in Interaction Design and Electronic Arts from The University Of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning.
Tara Morelos, consumate performer
ARTeConnect's Creative Producer believes in the transformative power of fun and creativity and particularly when shared in public events. sARTorial Fashtech Experience on the MCA rooftop for VIVID Sydney last year was a great example and like this year's sARTorial at EDGE Ashfield for Inner West Council will be another.
** As a registered provider for the Creative Kids program, you can redeem your voucher with us and let your child develop new skills. Enrol them in a new activity so they can create something great. For more information regarding the Creative Kids program, or to learn more about the more than 40 government savings and rebates to help with your cost of living, visit service.nsw.gov.au.