Your Course Materials Packet includes the following:
- The Level I Essential Master Color Set*
- TVR Selectors
- Color & Style I workbook (hardcopy and PDF)
- Three (3) Level I Essential Clothing and Style Guides (hardcopy booklets)
- PDF of study images that demonstrate the concepts taught in each of the segments (Digital download)
- PDF of “The Triumph of Individual Style” book (Digital download)
- Note: Within 1 day of purchase you will receive a welcome email with links to the digital course materials and can start right away. The Essential Master Color Set is hand-made on demand by our manufacturer for each order, and takes approximately 1-2 weeks to assemble. On completion, your package will be shipped. We’re excited to announce a newly improved version of this set!
Participants can earn 8 AICI CEU’s for completing this course, as long as the following requirements are met within 1 year of the start date; All assignments are completed/submitted/passed, an evaluation form is submitted at the end of the course rating learning outcomes.
Your Color & Style I workbook is full of the best guidance on all the topics you need to become a Style expert. Each topic of study has corresponding images that illustrate the principles using real world examples. The images are available via digital download as a PDF. You will receive a hardcopy of the workbook as well as links to download it digitally.
The Foundational Book
Co-authored by your instructor Carla Mathis – one of 19 Certified Image Masters worldwide, The Triumph of Individual Style will be your bible and the foundation of this course. Provided as a digital downloaded PDF, to view on your smart-pad or read on computer, The Triumph is a vital tool for understanding body types, color and personal style. In addition to being known as the “bible” of the image industry, it has been used as a textbook at Cornell, the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, and design schools across the country.
With enrollment in the DL program you’ll get an all-access pass to our live and recorded webinars. Choose from a menu of 20+ webinars covering topics that will build your expertise as a personal stylist.
First, you will read about a concept in your workbook, and look at the corresponding images provided which illustrate each concept. For each concept you will be given an assignment with instructions to find photos/images that demonstrate these principles. It’s easiest to find images online, paste to a separate document then type in your notes. Or you can print out images, make notes by hand and scan and email the completed assignment. Your instructor will review and email back with approval, revisions needed, and any comments for up to 1 year from your start date. 40 hrs is the average time to complete Style I and Color I, but it varies for each student. While you are free to take as long as you like to work through the course, you have 1 year to complete it if you wish to receive AICI CEU’s and instructor feedback on assignments.
Color I Tools
A benefit to taking this Distance Learning (DL) course, besides getting started right away from the convenience of your home – is that the DL course includes the tools that the live course does not (though they are available for practice and purchase at the live courses). If you enroll in the full distance learning course including Style & Color I you will receive your color analysis tools including the Essential Master Color Set and the TVR Selector as part of your learning package. You will be guided through learning all about color and analysis with clients. We have also developed a new Virtual Color Analysis Toolkit which you can use use in conjunction with the physical color set, when you want to provide online color consulting to clients. Email for more info about that!
You’ll receive 3 copies of a beautifully designed 7-page guide designed by Carla Mathis, and used by Personal Stylists around the world to lead clients through an image consultation, featuring illustrations and examples. After the consultation, the client takes home the customized guide to refer to as they apply the principles learned about their Body Signature. This will become an essential tool in your kit!
50% Onsite Course Discount
If you find yourself struggling to complete the course on your own and decide that onsite learning will be best for you, we offer 50% off to our Distance Learning students who want to come take the same course in Los Angeles. A number of our students have gone this route for the advantage of getting all the tools included with their course and starting right away from home.
This course provides you with knowledge needed to prepare for First Level Certification through AICI as an Image Consultant. You can learn more about the AICI (Association of Image Consultants International), the largest and worldwide association for Image Consultants & Personal Stylists, at www.aici.org.
Please note that this course is a training approved by the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI). Certification, earned through the trainer upon completion of this course, is entirely independent from AICI’s professional certification programs.
(If you wish to pursue AICI Certification, please refer to AICI’s website http://www.aici.org/)