FAS482 Leatherwear and Accessory Design
[2–2, 3 cr.]
This course explores and builds upon the rich heritage of leather production and craftsmanship prevalent locally, promoting individual interests through research, concept development and design. The studio covers the design of leather and plastic wearables and accessories incorporating advanced levels of design research [markets, suppliers, construction methods, manufacture] and the development of various leather products from concept to execution. Submissions expand from original concept through to patternmaking and fabrication of the finished accessory prototypes. Students work with an industry specialist whenever feasible, whilst learning through demonstrations, practical workshop exercises and individual tutorials.