Online course in Haute Couture Fantasy techniques

This is an intermediate level activity, which is part of the course programming of the fantasy itinerary, and which can be carried out either as part of the proposed plan, or as an independent initiative. The programme content proposes an approximation to the specific methods used in the fantasy ateliers of the Balenciaga House and will address the realization of a lace bodice with a silk taffeta base open both on the side and on the left shoulder.

The course will be structured into 7 modules based on audiovisual contents purpose-made to provide an explanation and guidance on the exercises to be carried out. Live online tutorial sessions will also be available for each module, where the instructor will answer the participants’ doubts and questions. 



Dates and duration: From February 26 to March 17, 2024. Total estimated dedication of 32 hours.

Times: Each participant will have the possibility of organising their schedule to develop the exercises proposed according to the estimated time required and within the dates established for each module. The tutorial sessions, for their part, will take place on Monday and Wednesday afternoons (Spanish time) and will have a duration of 1 hour.

For: Students or people holding qualifications in Fashion Design, Pattern Design and/or Dressmaking, fashion professionals, and all those interested in starting to learn Haute Couture fantasy techniques. Especially indicated for people who have previously completed the introductory course in haute couture fantasy techniques organized by the Museum and who want to continue delving into them.

Requirements: Those interested in participating must be able to prove that they have prior knowledge of haute couture techniques and that they are capable of cutting, basting and sewing a garment. Although it is not an essential requirement to participate in the call, it will be favourably valued to have completed the initiation level course of this itinerary.

Registration: Registration will be open from the date on which the masterclass is announced until February 9 (inclusive, at 14:00), and those wishing to participate must complete the online registration form. Candidates are required to submit a curriculum vitae specifying their training and experience in the world of fashion, as well as a motivation letter stating why the candidate wishes to participate in the activity and their connection to its content. Applications which are incomplete or received after the given deadline will not be accepted.

Number of participants: The maximum number of participants will be 30 people. The participants will be selected based on the required documentation and place allocations will be communicated from February 13.

Language: The course will be given in Spanish.

Price: 325 euros.

The price includes the materials and their shipment to mainland Spain for proceeding with the exercises. The Museum will provide a kit of the necessary material for each participant, consisting of 1 metre of silk fabric, 1 metre of lace, organza bias tape, hooks & eyes and snap fasteners, as well as the pattern, which will be sent to the address provided before the course start date.

In addition to the registration fee, people living outside mainland Spain will also have to pay the corresponding cost of shipment which is, depending on the destination, as follows:

Balearic: 16.00 euros

Canary Islands: 28.00 euros

EU (zone 1: Portugal) 19.00 euros

EU (zones 2 and 3: France and Italy) 32.00 euros

For participants residing in EU zones other than those listed and, similarly, those living outside the EU, the Museum will provide the criteria and requirements for acquiring the necessary material in their corresponding countries. In such cases, the cost of registration will be 305 euros.

The participants, for their part, must equip themselves with the basic sewing tools (needles, pins, measuring tape, tailor’s chalk, etc.), a set square, sewing machine, iron, pressing cloth, pad cushion for pressing and a dummy, as well as a computer and/or tablet and an internet connection so that they can watch the audiovisuals and attend the online tutorials. 


In the event of failing to meet the minimum number of participants, all interested parties will be informed of the activity cancellation and any registration fees paid will be refunded. 

A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the activity.

Contact: Tel. 943 00 47 77 / @.





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