Fashion Illustration Course for Beginners

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Learn to create your own clothing with our textile and fashion courses in Sydney.

This course is a practical course in fashion illustration where students are exposed to techniques and skills through demonstration and then practising example with one-on-one guidance and tuition.

Subjects covered range from basic fashion head and body, through to fabric rendering and presentation.

If you want to learn Fashion Illustration in Sydney, then this course is for you. This class is complemented by Patternmaking Essentials and Sewing Essentials

Join this course for practical lessons taught by industry professionals. Follow on classes will be available.


By the end of this course students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a broadened knowledge of techniques and skills used for fashion illustration;
  • identify their own strengths in regard to techniques and skills;
  • demonstrate a general knowledge of fashion illustration and design industries;
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of layout and presentation.

Course content:

  • Drawing fashion figures;
  • Proportion;
  • Posing the figure;
  • Drawing fashion heads;
  • Proportion;
  • Facial features;
  • Makeup;
  • Hair;
  • Drawing hands and feet;
  • Light and shade;
  • Shapes;
  • Shoes;
  • Light source;
  • Drawing garments;
  • Shapes, gathers and folds;
  • Design and construction detail;
  • Accessories;
  • Colour and technique;
  • Markers, paint and pencil;
  • Variety of media and technique;
  • Line quality;
  • Fabric rendering;
  • Satin, velvet, fur, sheers, sequins, lace, patterns and spots, stripes and gingham;
  • Presentation and folio tips

What to bring

  • 30cm ruler;
  • White Gel pen;
  • 1 HB pencil;
  • 4B or 6B pencil;
  • 1 eraser;
  • Fashion Magazine for reference;
  • A4 Bank pad.

For the first class, you will need your pad and pencils, white gel pen, ruler and eraser, and fashion magazines.

Discounts for SCC students are available with the following retailers:

  • 10% discount at Dans Art Design
  • Tillys Art Supplies in Rozelle, 10% off
  • Art On King Art Supplies in Newtown, 10% off
  • Eckersleys Art Supplies in York Street, 10% off

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: Rose is very knowledgeable and in the course she was able to naturally demystify fashion illustration concepts. Very patient too.

  • said: Rose is brilliant! She was patient but moved us at a good pace and she made sketching and designing feel as though it was easily accessible to all. She taught the group a variety of techniques; form drawing, water colour painting, using charcoal, pencils, pens and even how to draw on an iPad! I've not come away from a workshop as thrilled as I have for this. Would recommend this to a hundred times over! I wish the workshop went on for longer...

  • said: "5 stars"

  • said: I loved my teacher Kisten Lee. I wish we could do more courses with her!

  • said: The course was amazing, it gave me confidence. Rose the teacher is very knowledgeable and she also explained Procreate program on IPad. It was very cold in room 3 this was the only one negative moment. Also, maybe hire Rose to do Procreate course because this is big in fashion Illustration industry now.

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