The Gerber Accumark digital pattern making course for beginners takes place at the Fashion Technology Academy, Unit 13/14 Crusader Estate, 167 Hermitage Road, London N4 1LZ, over three-days.
The 15-hour course will provide learners with the skills required for today’s fashion production workplace and is led by Ben Cooper, an industry experienced tutor.
Previous Gerber learner Emily said: “I used to work as a tailor in E.Tautz and Ozwald Boateng on Savile Row and now I am working as a freelance Pattern Cutter for Simone Rocha. I see more industries require CAD pattern cutters than manual pattern cutters, so I realised I needed to learn these new techniques.”
The course includes the following:
+ PowerPoint presentation explaining Gerber AccuMark, the basics of lines, points, how the computer recognises pieces and AccuMark Explorer the filing system.
+ Pattern input using the digitiser/puck.
+ Pattern Design.
+ Introducing the key Gerber functions and processes for pattern drafting and pattern modifications.
+ Setting up work space.
+ 15 functions to master from day one.
+ Demonstrations of 100+ frequently used functions and how we implement them.
+ AccuMark Explorer.
+ Saving, moving, copying and re-naming pieces.
+ Looking at the various file components.
+ Putting the digital pattern making functions to use, a series of exercises putting into use many of the functions and understanding how to execute them.
The next three-day course is scheduled for Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th & Friday 10th September 2021 and costs £499.00.