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Mr. Christopher Tutor


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Mr. Christopher

Member Since: 01/10/2014
Last Login: 08/04/2021
Location: Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Post Code: HP27
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Rates: £85.00 per hour

  • Adult Learner: £85.00 per hour
About Christopher

Christopher has worked as a fashion tutor within prestigious institutions including Liverpool John Moores and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, for the past 6 years. He has taught students of all ages from high school to higher education and beyond. As a private fashion tutor Christopher works with students both online and in person, "My tailored lessons are devised to deliver what my students require, but my main focus is to extract each students instinctive talents and build a strong body of work. I am an accomplished fashion teacher and I always get the best from my students''. Christopher Kelly currently teaches at Central Saint Martins alongside his design career. “My role as fashion lecturer at CSM is a great compliment to my design career and I find that both worlds feed into each other allowing for a rich and invigorating tapestry to be woven” His new fashion collection is an ever-evolving range which makes a complete head to toe look including garment, accessory and millenary design. Christopher has a diverse background in design; his experience in fashion, art direction, set design and prop making gives him a true understanding of the design process from concept to construction. Christopher has an extensive education and career in fashion design which feeds directly into his fashion tutorials. He has a full DBS and reputable references available on request.

Availability: Freelance

Willing to travel: 5 miles

Tutoring Experience:

I have taught Fashion both in person and online over the past 10 years, my experience at Central Saint Martins has allowed me to teach internationally working with students from culturally diverse backgrounds and different levels of English skills. Teaching such a broad range of students has finely tuned my teaching techniques making them perfect for online teaching. I teach a variety of skills including Drawing/mark making, fashion illustration, collage, fashion design, textile creation and pattern cutting/draping for mens and womenswear.

I can take you through the full process of building a fashion collection from ideas generation and inspiration sourcing, colour and fabric development and finally the design process and garment making. My methods for garment or accessory making are some what like a live youtube tutorial. I will walk you through the process of pattern cutting and construction by making the garment right along with you. We will take a step by step walk through the full garment creation process and this will be personalised to your skill set from Basic to intermediate level. 

By the end of the tutorial schedule you will have a fully constructed garment and the skills to make your own garments. This method is used for all the aforementioned subjects The first tutorial together would be to establish what you want to achieve from your lessons together and what level you are currently at. I will use this information to prepare a lesson schedule and materials list. Each lesson will evolve based on you and how your learning proceeds.

  • University of Derby (2000)- Fashion Studies BA Single Honours from the University of Derby. (Grade: 2:1)

  • Basingstoke College of Technology (1996)- Textiles for Fashion BTec National Diploma from the Basingstoke College of Technology. (Grade: Distinction)

  • Eastleigh College (1994)- Art and Design GNVQ A-level from the Eastleigh College. (Grade: Distinction)

My Testimonials
Name of the person who provided this testimonial: Gabriella
Over the past few months I have worked with Chris to create works for my University portfolio. What’s great about Chris’ approach is that he is able to quickly pick up on your strengths and weaknesses and come up with projects which challenge your creative thought process and encourage you to experiment with different styles and mediums. Throughout every project we had detailed discussions which were useful in facilitating my decision making process. Chris’ wealth of knowledge of the arts and fashion scene combined with his ability to engage with students allows him to draw out the best in your work. He has a unique ability to truly understand his students and carefully tailor his approach to allow you to push yourself and step outside of your comfort zone. He has helped me to discover my trademark style of drawing and printmaking. Chris is a very motivating and inspiring person who throughout this process has inspired me to create better work
Other Information
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes  Un-Verified
Has References: Yes
Will Tutor Online: Yes