The summer season is in full swing. Surely, all that heat and free time is leaving your creative spirit restless! Slake your thirst for creativity, as the SoFA Design Institute, the Philippines’ first specialized fashion and design college, brings you a whole slew of design workshops!

For SoFA Summer 2012, we introduce to you groundbreaking programs:

The SoFA Fashion Design Boot Camp for Teens is where budding fashion designers spring into action! This intensive 1-month long summer program gives an introduction into the world of Fashion Design. This program, which meets on a daily basis for a month duration, will walk aspiring designers through the steps of the creative process from inspiration, conceptualization, design combined with hands-on activites in sewing & construction, field and exposure trips. Students will be able to experience what life as a fashion designer entails while gaining basic fashion and design knowledge and skills. This program is aimed for teens 13 to 18 years old. Runs from March 26 to April 27.

Fashion Photography Workshop by Raymund Isaac gives you the opportunity to learn from one of the Philippines’ photography masters. Learn how to work settings and equipment according to themes and environments to achieve editorial worthy output. This 6-session workshop begins April 21.
SoFA also has its regular Summer Workshop Offerings such as:

SoFA Kids Fashion Camp
Immerse your little fashion tots in chic creative endeavors. This 8-session workshop covers jewelry making, t-shirt designing, denim deconstruction and other ingenious creative outputs will begin on March 20. For ages 6 to 12 years old.

Basic and Advanced Makeup Techniques
Artistry has gone beyond the confines of canvass and fabrics. Many Filipina women are getting into the discipline of makeup artistry, so this summer, SoFA is offering a comprehensive 4-session Basic Make up Techniques workshop which include topics like prepping, blending and experimenting the face with day time and night time looks. For the established practitioner looking into updating their skills, Advanced Make up Techniques which will begin on May 5 might be the boost they’re looking for to address their needs.

For budding designers who’s interested in getting into the craft, we’re offering basic design foundation classes such as Designing and Constructing Your Own Clothes and Illustration for Beginners. Both workshops will begin March 17 respectively.

SoFA School of Interior Design Summer Workshops
All this free time may just be your chance to do a bit of sprucing up at home. Tap the creative and resourceful genius in you by enrolling in Renovating on a Budget. Familiarize yourself with essential decorating knowledge and practical knacks that will help you save on your next home renovation.

Personally plan and decorate for your house parties from here on. Be acquainted with the essential how-to’s and what-not’s of event planning and decoration with the 4-session workshop on Entertaining in Style.

Interior design knowledge need not be confined within the home. Merge your design and business slants with SoFA’s 6-session workshop on Visual Merchandising

Expecting parents and bride-to-be’s need not worry where to begin! SoFA is offering a comprehensive 6-session workshop on Nursery Design and a basic 4-session course on Designing Your Dream Wedding Environment.

Hobbyists and professionals need not have a background in Fashion or Interior Design to enroll. You may call the Admissions Office at 4784622 loc. 115/103 or email for more information on schedules, rates and other workshop details.


Fashion Design Boot Camp for Teens
An intensive daily 1-month long program
March 26- April 27, Mon-Fri, 2-6pm (MWF) 9-1pm (TTH).
PHP 30,000

Kids Fashion Camp
March 20- April 19, Tues and Thurs, 9-12nn.
PHP 4,000-8,000

Designing and Constructing Your Own Clothes
March 17- April 21, every Saturday, 9-4pm.
PHP 9,500

Fashion Illustration for Beginners
March 17-April 28, every Saturday, 12-4pm.
PHP 9,500

Basic Makeup
May 5 – May 26, every Saturday, 9-4pm.
PHP 12,500

Advanced Makeup
May 7- May 23, Monday and Wednesday, 4-7pm.
PHP 9,500

Fashion Photography
April 21 – May 26, every Saturday, 9-12nn.
PHP 15,000

Interior Design Workshops
Schedule TBA

SoFA Design Institute
Nika Daffon
Communications and Admissions Department
478-4622 loc. 103

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