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SOLD OUT: Illustrating Fashion course

Online course for adults
23 January – 13 February 2023
Mondays, 19:00 – 21:00

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Fashion illustration is an exciting practice that is part of advertising, runway shows, new collection launches and brand collaborations. On this short course, you will explore these aspects of fashion illustration and learn how to use different techniques and tools to create striking fashion images.

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Guided by award-winning fashion illustrator Joanna Layla, you will learn how to successfully capture a ‘look’. Each week, you will focus on a different aspect of fashion illustration: fashion face, fashion figure, fashion object and fashion editorial. You will do a series of guided drawing exercises and by the end of the course, you will have an inspiring small portfolio of fashion imagery.

Case studies from industry fashion briefs will give you an insight into how a professional fashion illustrator works. Guest speakers – from specialist fashion illustrators to art directors – will give you more insight and advice on working in fashion.

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No prior experience is needed, however an interest in fashion and fashion drawing is recommended. Our small class size of no more than 16 students will ensure you receive personalised feedback from Joanna and group support in a relaxed and friendly environment.

About Joanna
Joanna Layla is an artist and fashion illustrator who has worked with brands including E.L.V. Denim, Garrard, Adidas and V&A. She draws live as Fashion Scout's London Fashion Week artist-in-residence and has taught at London College of Fashion. In 2021, she was named ‘One to Watch’ by Fida. Joanna's solo show Art + Fashion is currently on show at Acid Gallery in Lille.

What people say
“This was honestly one of the best, if not THE best, courses I have ever taken.”

“Joanna is a fantastic teacher, so enthusiastic and encouraging and just really enjoyed each session.”

“Amazing demos, amazing guest lectures, exposure to such a range of work - Joanna's course was just so inspiring.”

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