Rooted in fine arts and illustration and taking inspiration from fashion, this drawing course will teach fundamental skills in drawing the human body.
If you enjoy drawing, have an interest in the figure, fashion images, clothing and illustration then you will love this course! Working from images of the clothed model, you will experiment with drawing materials, then work to develop fundamental skills in drawing the human body. Explore techniques in collage, pencil and a variety of media to push your drawings into an exciting suite of works that communicate movement, texture and colour. You will learn about fashion designers, fashion artists, trends and colour forecasting. This course aims to extend confidence and ability in a fun studio environment.
Note this is not a technical course for fashion design or technical drawing for garment shapes, it is rooted in fine arts and illustration and takes inspiration from fashion.
All skills and abilities are welcome. Students should enjoy drawing, have an interest in fashion and wish to experiment and extend skills. Students may be considering fashion or design study and need extra pages for portfolio or sketchbook. Please be aware that we will be looking at fashion images that may contain nudity.
Bring coloured pencils (we recommend better quality pencils such as Faber Castell which leave colour on the page easily). Students at Selwyn Community Education are welcomed at Gordon Harris Art Supplies in Newmarket and are offered a 10% discount if you mention you're doing a course with SCE. All other materials (paper, drawing pencils, charcoal, watercolours, ink etc will be provided within the classes).
Caroline Faigan is a multidisciplinary artist who recently completed a MFA at Elam, University of Auckland. She has also worked in film and fashion as an art director, stylist and writer. She enjoys teaching and learning and spent several years working in fashion education in London. Caroline’s art practice incorporates diverse techniques and materials to represent the body and form.
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