Sunday, 17 June 2018

Fashion Life Drawing Class at Cass Art Islington

Last Wednesday I took an evening class at Cass Art in Islington. I spent a delightful 2-hours drawing a life model who was wearing a beautiful selection of clothing designed by Suzi G Lee.

The cost (£15) includes all materials and paper and the advice of an Italian life drawing tutor and fashion illustrator Francesco La Ianoco. I had a really great time and produced a decent amount of work in the short time frame. Francesco started the class with 5 and 10-minute sketches leading up to 15 and 25 minutes later in the session.

The garments by Suzie Lee (a recent London Fashion graduate) were very striking and fun to draw. I didn't get a chance to take a photograph so you will have to rely on my fluid and quick interpretations of her work. Stripes, pleats, neoprene, scuba and bold colours were a re-occurring feature in the clothes which I hope you will enjoy seeing in my sketches.

 Outfit One: Neoprene bodice with large stripy pleated skirt


10-minute sketch in Promarker pen and Windsor and Newton watercolours
15 minute sketch in Promarker pen and Windsor and Newton watercolours
25-minute sketch in Promarker pens, Windsor and Newton watercolours and oil pastels
10-minute sketch in pencil crayon
10-minute sketch in Promarker pens and oil pastels
Outfit Two: High waisted trousers with raglan sleeve boxy top, over-sized jacket and bag

25-minute sketch in Promarker pens, Windsor and Newton watercolours and oil pastels
10-minute continuous line sketch in Promarker pens and Windsor and Newton watercolours
15-minute sketch in Promarker pens, Windsor and Newton watercolours and oil pastels
25-minute sketch in Promarker pens, Windsor and Newton watercolours and oil pastels
10-minute sketch in Promarker pens, Windsor and Newton watercolours and oil pastels
 I had such a relaxing time looking at the fabulous clothes and spending some time practising my drawing techniques and skills and would highly recommend this class to others.

6 comments:

  1. You seem to find the most amazing classes and workshops. Maybe it's a living in London thing. I'm not sure anything this interesting happens round here.
    Your drawings are just lovely.

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    1. Thanks Julie. I do keep my eye out for fun things to do and I think there are always loads of things going on in London - so much so I often get the dreaded FOMO (fear of missing out) feelings but then I tell myself to get a grip and enjoy what I AM doing!!

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  2. Wow these are amazing! What a great workshop,

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    1. Thanks. It was a really fun workshop!

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  3. Hi Caroline! Thank you so much for sharing this! SO very happy you enjoyed this session, hope to see you again! Have a nice summer! :)

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    1. Thanks Francesco! I had a great time!

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