Jordan College of the Arts
Art Program

ART311, Function: Fashion + Product Design:  This course explores art and design in the context of function, including product development and package design. Students gain skills in sewing construction, pattern-making and silk-screen printing. Students also learn to use product photography, animation and websites to market their products. Students use Sketchup and Blender in this course.

Students learn to design and package their own products and artworks, making handmade clothing and accessories, defining a logo and labels, and documenting that work for display online. 


  • Sewing Construction
  • Package Design
  • Silk-screen Printing
  • Product Photography
  • Students build skills that allow them to make three dimensional artwork and designs.


  • Fabric
  • Printmaking
  • 3D Printing

Students work with traditional materials, particularly fabric, to learn the basics of 3D design. Silk-screen printing allows them to apply two dimensional logos and patterns to fabric, while 3D printing allows them to create works completely digitally.


  • Google Sketchup
  • Blender
  • Makerbot 3D Printer
  • Makerbot Digitizer (3D Scanner)
  • Digital SLR Camera

Sketchup and Blender are used to create and manipulate 3D meshes that can be printed on the 3D Printer. The 3D scanner can 'digitize' small objects, create a digital mesh by scanning objects on a turntable. Studio photography is used to document and display artworks and designs online and in print.

Key Student Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course students will

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of art + design, including visual vocabulary, and technical sensibility towards composition and materials.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of connectivity of a variety of art + design methods, materials, techniques and technologies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the intellectual underpinning of art + design in terms of history, process and theory.
  • Interpret, compare and critique their own and other's work in terms of materials, processes and concepts (demonstrating critical abilities with respect to innovation, craft and sophistication).

Gallery of works created in Art311