Leslie Fontana

Professor
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RISD faculty member Leslie Fontana
BA, Carnegie Mellon University
BA, University of the Arts
BFA, Carnegie Mellon University
BS, University of the Arts

on sabbatical academic year 2023–24

Leslie Fontana is a faculty member in Industrial Design and a past recipient of RISD’s John R. Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Courses

Fall 2024 Courses

ID 2526-01 - INTRODUCTION TO SOFT GOODS
Level Undergraduate
Unit Industrial Design
Subject Industrial Design
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start date
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ID 2526-01

INTRODUCTION TO SOFT GOODS

Level Undergraduate
Unit Industrial Design
Subject Industrial Design
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: W | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Instructor(s): Leslie Fontana Location(s): Industrial Design Building, Room 602 Enrolled / Capacity: 15 Status: Closed

SECTION DESCRIPTION

This course is intended to introduce basic sewing skills and soft goods construction techniques in
bag making and soft product design. Students will learn how to operate standard industrial sewing
machines and create three-dimensional products from flat patterns. Fabric and notion selection
for product performance will be taught as students learn to prototype and create final models of bags
and soft products. Access to a portable sewing machine is suggested, as the eight industrial
machines will be shared. You will be given some basic sewing supplies, but will need to purchase
additional materials based on your class projects.

Elective

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RISD faculty member Leslie Fontana
BA, Carnegie Mellon University
BA, University of the Arts
BFA, Carnegie Mellon University
BS, University of the Arts