Three-month course



 Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of textile design with our comprehensive 8-week course, where creativity meets technology. This hands-on program, spanning 3 hours per session, is meticulously crafted to introduce you to the art and science of textile design using the powerful Adobe Illustrator software.


Throughout the course, you'll explore the essential features of Adobe Illustrator tailored specifically for textile design. From understanding the basics of the software to mastering advanced techniques, participants will gain practical skills in creating intricate patterns, vibrant color schemes, and unique textures. The course also delves into integrating digital tools to enhance traditional design methods, offering a seamless blend of creativity and innovation.


Whether you're a budding designer seeking to expand your skill set or an enthusiast eager to explore the intersection of art and technology, this course provides a structured learning experience. Join us on this transformative journey as we unlock the limitless possibilities of textile design through the lens of Adobe Illustrator. Unleash your imagination, refine your technique, and bring your textile design visions to life in this engaging and enriching 8-week course.

Pre-requisite: Adobe Illustration 

  • Materials list for Textiles Design with Adobe Illustration

    • - Laptop computer.
    • - Minimum 6-month subscription to Adobe Illustrator - you can get the license subscription for six months from the school - **Please make sure to install the program before coming to the first class section**
    • - If your computer doesn't have a lot of space to save the program, an external hard drive of 10GB or larger is needed.
    • Note:​ ​Students must have Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud installed and ready to be used in class before the first day of class. We will not allow students to install software during class (no exception). Students must bring a computer and computer charger to each class section.


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Wednesday from 6-9 pm
Dates: May 8,15,22, and 29
June 5, 12,19, and 26th


Please contact us for further questions at 786-909-6426

Terms: Students are responsible for buying all the materials and supplies for the course, including any mandatory textbooks. Make sure to read the "materials list" corresponding to this course or ask the school for one before paying for the course. Please obtain all of the requested supplies to ensure your ability to complete course assignments. The material list is updated every four months; course instructors can suggest extra supplies for the course not listed in the original material list.

Students need to be in class on time; instructors may deny entrance to class sessions if you are more than ten minutes late.

We take pride in our curriculum, and our students need to meet the school's expectations. The student is responsible for completing every class assignment; failure to do this will result in failing the course. When receiving a quiz, only a "B"/80 or more is a passing grade for our courses.

School staff may take pictures and videos for social media, and by attending this course, you agree to be pictured in any of those promotional materials.


Cancellation and refund policy: Space and schedules are limited at the Fashion Institute of Florida. Therefore, if students decide to cancel their registration for any reason within 15 days from their 1st day of class, they will pay a $100.00 cancellation fee. If students choose to cancel their registration for any reason within seven (7) days from their 1st day of class, they will pay a $200.00 cancellation fee. The course cost is not refundable after the 1st day of class. FIF reserves the right to cancel any class due to low enrollment and to postpone classes due to circumstances beyond the Fashion Institute of Florida's control. We make every effort to notify students of postponements and cancellations at least 48 hours before the first scheduled class. FIF may elect to postpone a course to receive additional registrations to meet minimum enrollment requirements. Refund and cancellation policies are strictly enforced.

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Students will be introduced to the art of draping, the history of draping and when to choose the draping method over the flat method. During this course, students will learn about the different types of muslin and how to prepare your muslin blocks for draping. 


Students will be introduced to grading, understand the terminology and how to apply it. We will teach you the different ways to do grading and practice in class grading a basic skirt, pants, 2 darts bodice, torso bodice, sleeves, and more pieces. This course includes a grading reference guide.


Students are introduced to textiles, the terminology of fabrics and fibers, properties, construction, and finishes. In addition, we will discuss the difference between natural fibers versus manmade fibers and woven to knit fabrics. Students will put together a swatch kit.


A complete program designed for creative individuals that want to gain complete knowledge of the fashion industry.



"For years I have been dreaming about becoming a fashion designer but always found it to be unattainable. This school has changed that.
I leave every class so confident and excited about what I have learned and can’t wait to come back. The schedule, class size, cost, and talent of the professors are almost too good to be true. But trust me, they are."

Taylor Dorry, Student  -  2 APR 2019

"Hello Fashionistas! I really like taking classes at The Fashion Institute of South Florida. After many years of looking around for a good, affordable and flexible fashion school in Miami, I’m lucky enough to have found this. I have been learning so much with the classes and the schedule is very convenient for me. $$ is super inexpensive but yet professional. I’m almost ready to enter to fashion world and launch my own clothing label! All thanks to The Fashion Institute of South Florida!"

Krysalee Reye, Student  - 15 SEP 2020

"I really enjoyed this course. It opened my thoughts and provided lots of new inspirational ideas. I always wanted to learn about fashion and what goes into garment production, so this course was exactly what I was looking for. The teachers are very friendly and they will help you with everything you need. Rucht was the best, she'll teach you everything she knows about fashion."

Juan Marcano, Marketer  - 04 JUL 2020

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