2016 Winter School Holiday Program

The Australian Institute of Creative Design offers short courses during school holiday periods with programs happening throughout the year at both our Gold Coast and Brisbane campuses. Lots of different courses are on offer with a range of courses across the creative arts and design subject areas of interior design, visual arts, fashion design, photography, styling, make-up and more. Enrolment is open to anyone of any age - you don't need to be a school student to enrol in one of these exciting courses!

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Introduction to Personal Styling/Image Consulting (2 Days)

Learn the basics of personal styling - how to determine a client's figure type and the figure flattery rules, how to determine a client's colouring and what colours will suit them, and tips and tricks in starting your own personal styling business!

Holiday Course Course Dates:

  • Gold Coast: Monday the 19th of September 2016: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Brisbane: Wednesday the 21st of September 2016: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $400

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Introduction to Fashion Blogging (1 Day)

Learn how to start your own fashion blog, generate interesting ideas for stories, get invited to cover fashion events and organise interviews with fashion designers.

Short Course Course Dates:

  • Brisbane: Wednesday the 18th of January 2017: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
  • Gold Coast: Thursday the 19th of January 2017: 9:00AM - 4:30PM

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $250

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Textile Design - Try a Career Workshop

Get inspired by what a career in textile and surface design can offer you. Learn how to find inspiration and develop your design concepts to produce a design and turn it into a repeat pattern. Gain a basic understanding of the different printing processes and applications, in particular digital printing will be explained, opening up the options for the many variety of printed products that can be created from your designs.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

  • Brisbane: Saturday the 24th of September 2016: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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Fashion Design & Business: Try a Careeer in Fashion

Learn how you can start your career in the fashion industry, including an overview of some of the various career paths you can take within the industry. Gain an understanding of the design process. Use fashion templates to design a themed clothing range and produce a story board for your collection.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

  • Brisbane: Monday the 27th of June 2016: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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Portfolio Building Workshop (2 weeks)

This portfolio building workshop will help you to hone your visual presentation skills, express your personal vision and communicate your individual style. You will bring in your existing work and during the workshop you will identify your strengths and unique style to focus on in building your portfolio.

Through practicing select art techniques, you can improve upon your skills and develop works to add to your portfolio which complement your existing works.

You will identify which pieces are best included in your portfolio and how to best present these to display your strengths and unique artistic style as a cohesive body of work. Through presenting and discussing your work, you will build your confidence in communicating your artwork/design vision.

This course is suitable to assist students in preparing their portfolio to meet the portfolio requirements for application for the Diploma of Visual Arts.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

  • Brisbane: Monday the 19th of September 2016: 9:00AM - 3:00PM (Please note: INTENSIVE 5 DAY COURSE! (MON-FRI) )

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $475

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Introduction to Fashion Marketing (3 Days)

Learn the basic fundamentals of fashion marketing! Over 3 days you will look at how to develop a basic brand marketing strategy for a fashion label, which could be your own fashion label, a fictitious label or an existing fashion brand for the purpose of the exercise. You will define the target market for the brand and develop a brand identity concept. You will then look at marketing strategies that can be employed to effectively achieve the desired outcome, including a social media strategy.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

  • Brisbane: Saturday the 20th of August 2016: 9:00AM - 3:00PM (Please note: This course runs over 3 consecutive Saturday's. )

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $350

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street styling and fashion flat lays

Street Style Image & Fashion Flat Lays (1 Day)

Interested in stylng? Well this one day course will give you a brief insight into what it is to become a stylist. Get a taste of a styling shoot touching on Fashion Flat Lay promotions and Street Styling, as well as the basics of understanding your own body and how to dress. As well, you will walk away with your own styled images using the techniques you learnt throughout the day.

What you should bring
  • Note pad, pen and highlighter
  • One current fashion magazine of your choice (e.g. Vogue, Elle, Harpers Bazar, Yen, Cleo etc.)
  • 6-8 pieces of small to medium clothing, accessories for a flat lay photoshoot.
    (These can be personal items from your handbag, your wardrobe and desk)
  • Wear an outfit that reflects your personal style that you would be happy to take photos in
What you will achieve
  • Create a mood board for your Fashion Flat Lay
  • Produce a Fashion Flat Lay image that can be used on your social media
  • Produce a Street Style image that can be used on your social media
  • Gain a better understanding of your own body shape and how to dress for occasions

Holiday Course Course Dates:

  • Gold Coast: Tuesday the 5th of July 2016: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
  • Brisbane: Wednesday the 6th of July 2016: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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visual arts - mixed media

Special Effects Makeup (1 Day)

Want to know the art of Special Effects Makeup? Well here's your chance to learn the techniques of making things look painful. In this one day course you will learn how to create bruises, cuts, scratches and even an amputated finger.

What you should bring
  • Closed-in shoes
  • Camera or smart phone (to take pictures of your cuts and bruises)
  • A painful expression ;)
What you will achieve
  • Various levels of special effects makeup
  • Cuts, bruises, and scratches
  • An amputated finger

Holiday Course Course Dates:

  • Brisbane: Monday the 27th of June 2016: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Gold Coast: Friday the 30th of September 2016: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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visual arts - mixed media

Makeup Look for You! (1 Day)

Be taken step by step through the process of applying your own make-up and learn some amazing techniques and skills to get you looking like you could walk down the red carpet. Everything from applying through to colour correction and contours and highlights.

What you should bring
  • Your face and smile
What you will achieve
  • techniques for applying, colour correction, contours and highlights
  • work with foundation, blush, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, lip liner, lip stick
  • a fabulous new look, and loads of new skills

Holiday Course Course Dates:

  • Gold Coast: Wednesday the 6th of July 2016: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Brisbane: Thursday the 22nd of September 2016: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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student receiving instruction from a teacher in garment construction

Beginner Sewing Workshop Course (5 Days)

Never sewn before? Get started with our one week basic sewing course. Students will make a skirt learning techniques such as grain line, inserting invisible zippers, lining, darts and overlocking. After completing the first garment, students will learn important sewing techniques including a variety of different seam finishes and a fly front zip.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $400

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pattern making class

Introduction to Pattern Making* (5 Days)

Over one week learn basic pattern making techniques for skirts, tops, shirts and dresses. Learn how to adjust a block pattern to you own measurements. Pattern make various skirt styles - A-Line, Panel Line, Gore, Yoke, High Waisted, Circular and Pleated. Pattern make various dress/top styles - empire line, princess line, gathered, t-shirt. Shirt's, collars, sleeves. Take a pattern from a basic garment.

* Students are required to have basic sewing skills or have completed the Beginner Sewing Course.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $650

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makeup application

Introduction to Make-Up (3 Days)

Learn how to apply makeup professionally – understanding skin types, face shapes and makeup products & their uses. Highlighting and shading to enhance your face. Choosing the right foundation, blush, lip and eye shadow colours for your skin. Creating a natural beauty makeup look, creating the ‘smokey eye’ look, create an evening/glamour makeup look to suit your face and your style.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $400

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hair styling

Introduction to Hair Styling (3 Days)

Learn how to style hair professionally! Blowdrying, teasing, straightening and curling to create a variety of styles.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $400

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Photography (5 Days)

Learn the skills to take professional photos with your Digital SLR Camera. The BASICS - an introduction to DSLR cameras. ISO, SHUTTER SPEEDS and APERTURES. PORTRAITS - natural lighting, reflectors and studio. PHOTOSHOP - introduction and post editing skills for photography. GETTING CREATIVE - elements and principles of design, shooting tips and tricks. FASHION SHOOT - styling, posing, lighting and working with models.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $650

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students in class learning about fabrics

Introduction to Fashion Design (2 Days)

Get an introduction to the fashion industry and what is involved in a career as a fashion designer. In this two day course you will learn about the various career options available in the fashion industry, gain an understanding of what is involved in getting a design from an idea in your head to a made up garment and then sold in stores. Gain a basic understanding of fabrics and important design considerations when designing a collection for sale.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $250

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student sewing her swimwear design

Introduction to Swimwear Design (5 Days)

Learn how to make your own swimwear! Learn how to make swimwear patterns for your own swimwear designs and sew them professionally. You will learn how to use the industrial machines to make your own swimwear.

* Students are required to have basic sewing skills or have completed the Beginner Sewing Course.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $650

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handbag design

Handbag Design (2 Days)

Want to start your own handbag label? Learn how to design a range of handbags, draw your designs, develop a collection, find manufacturers and suppliers, start your business and market your own handbag label!
Check out one of our past student's laptop bag's business website - Beautiful Laptop Bags

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $500

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Introduction to Fashion Illustration (2 Days)

Learn how to draw and style the fashion figure and how to draw important garment details such as draping, ruffles, collars, sleeves and more so that your designs look real. Through shading, you will start to make your illustrations look three-dimensional and bring your designs to life.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $250

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Beauty Therapy: Try a Career in Beauty Therapy!

Have you always had a love for beauty treatments and products? In this one day workshop you will gain an understanding of what a career as a beauty and spa therapist entails and the variety of beauty treatments that you will learn in the Diploma of Beauty Therapy. You will learn a basic beauty treatment that you will be able to practice and give to friends.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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Interior Design: Try a Career in Interior Design

During this one day workshop, you will be given an overview of what is involved in a career as an interior designer and the knowledge that is required. You will experience what it is like to work to a client's brief, designing a colour scheme and coordinating flooring and furnishings to create a design proposal story board.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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Photography: Try a Career in Photography!

You will experience a fun and diverse day with an introduction to photo creativity and discovery with an introduction to composition, framing, shutter speeds, apertures and the importance of timing. During this one day workshop you will learn many hints and tips for taking great photos and how to start your photography career. Students will be required to bring their own camera to class.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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Styling: Try a Career in Styling!

Dreaming of a career as a fashion stylist, editor or coordinator? In this one day workshop you will gain an understanding of the various career paths that can be taken within the industry and what is involved in each. You will gain and understanding of the various body shapes and some figure flattery tips that can be applied to any outfit. You will analyse upcoming fashion trends and develop a fashion trend concept storyboard.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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Make-Up: Try a Career in Make-Up!

See what it will be like to get into a career in make-up artistry. Learn some essential make-up techniques and tricks of the trade including some glamourous eye make-up looks and a basic special effects make-up application which you will practice on each other.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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Visual Arts: Try a Career in Art and Design!

During this workshop you will experiment with techniques using various mediums to create a mixed media design The aim of the workshop is to create an art work to be framed or printed. You will gain lots of inspiration and will explore the whole process from developing your inspiration and concept through to your final artwork.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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Introduction to Interior Design (2 Days)

During this 2 day course you will be given an overview of what is involved in a career as an interior designer and the knowledge that is required. You will experience what it is like to work to a client's brief, designing a colour scheme and coordinating flooring and furnishings to create a design proposal story board.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $250

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photography the art of seeing

Photography - The Art of Seeing (1 Day)

Do you have a Camera - or even a smart phone, and want to learn how to produce great photos. With this 1 Day workshop you will learn the basics of composition as well as some industry tricks to help make your photos look professional. A fun day of learning how to compose great pictures, taking photos and using industry tricks to make them look amazing!!

What you should bring
  • A DLSR camera, or Smart Phone
  • Walking shoes
  • Your imaginations
What you will achieve
  • An understanding of basic composition as well as elements and principles of design.
  • A series of images from the afternoon photo walk whilst being mentored by our Photography Professional

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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street styling and fashion flat lays

Make Your Own Full Circle Skirt (1 Day)

Learn how to make a full circle skirt - get a taste of making your very own clothing. With a basic introduction to sewing including, this one day course teaches you how design and create your very own skirt.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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Mixed Media Artwork (1 Day)

Mix it up with this mixed media art class. Try your hand at this creative and explorative art session finding out how to take your artwork further. On top of creating a mixed media artwork you will be given an overview of how to turn your original art works into fabric prints as well as other mediums

What you should bring (if possible)
  • A Paint Pallette
  • Water Jar (1 Litre)
  • Paint Brushes
  • Water Based Paints
What you will achieve
  • A mixed media artwork
  • Creation of a stack of mixed media papers to tear and glue
  • A small canvas to take home

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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beauty - grooming for you

Beauty - Mini Facial & Grooming for you (1 Day)

Get a mini of everything in beauty. This great 1 day session will show you the techniques in performing a mini facial, eyebrow shape, a basic day make-up and mini manicure.

What you should bring
  • Closed in shoes
  • A clean face - no makeup
What you will achieve
  • Techniques for performing a mini facial including cleanse, tone, exfoliate/tone and moisturise
  • Techniques for shaping the eyebrow
  • Techniques to do a basic day Make Up - including Pre-base, foundation, Eyes, Blush and Lips
  • Techniques to do a mini manicure - including application of base, colour, top coat and nail art

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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interior design - discover

Discover Interior Design (1 Day)

Discover the world of Interior Design in this interactive day where you will be creating a colour scheme, colour rendering and putting together a concept board of which you can take home with you

What you will achieve
  • An understanding of the world of colour and how ot apply it to your interior decoration
  • Learn how to add colour to interior drawings
  • Make fabric selections and present them on concept or material boards
  • Learn how to put together concept or materials boards

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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Start your Fashion Business (1 Day)

Have you have ever dreamt of starting a fashion business? Got great ideas but don’t know where to start? Come along to our one day start a ‘fashion business’ program and turn your dreams into a reality.

What you should bring
  • A Laptop
  • A4 Notebook
  • Basic Stationery
  • Bundles of Creativity
What you will achieve
  • The creation of a mood board
  • Brainstorming of your business name and concept
  • Setting up of your website with a blog
  • Learn Social Media strategies to get your name our there
  • Show the world how amazing you are!

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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Introduction to Fashion Styling (3 Days)

The introduction to the Styling 3 day course will give you a great insight into the fashion industry, the responsibilities of a stylist and working for a client as well as what it is like to work on a photo shoot.

The first day of the styling course covers the following topics: creative thinking techniques for forming ideas for photoshoots, mood boards, how to source clothing and garments for photoshoots and the elements of styling. Day two consists of working with a client and meeting their objective, communication techniques, an introduction to personal styling, colour theory and body shapes. Day three is conducting and working on photoshoot. Students are encouraged to bring in garments and accessories from their own wardrobe and will style and shoot on one another before being photographed. Students will also conduct a flat lay photoshoot that they can use on their social medias.

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If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $300

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