Summer Fashion Sketch Club Sydney 2012

Are you interested in sketching the figure and fashion? In this 4 part workshop held over four Thursdays we take to the Sydney shops, arcades and strips to draw fashion and people in the street wearing it.

Great fashion illustrators work from life and exude life in their drawings and I believe that the natural approach to drawing is still the best foundation for  getting the best from applied drawing to digital mediums, especially as we move towards moving and interactive formats.

Over 4 full sessions we will be sketching garments, shoes and accessories from windows and displays and also practicing ways to make quick sketches from moving subjects and from selected reference. We will look at ways to integrate architectural and editorial elements into your fashion and figure sketches to give context and bring them to life and we will look at techniques that flex that mighty muscle the visual memory and ways to train, develop and utilise it.

We will also look at the art of the fashion blog and editorial fashion and try our hand at some visual reportage.

Suitable for those with some drawing experience especially illustrators, fashion designers, graphic designers or anyone that is interested in drawing  fashion and the figure in context.

All you need is a sketchbook, camera, drawing materials and a journal (IPAD if you sketch on one OK). Drawing from life is great fun and you will be working  in and around shops, cafes and other environments so  be prepared for a bit of walking and the challenges of working on site.

Allowed time for breaks is 1 hour – bring lunch or draw in a cafe while you eat!

Four sessions X 4 weeks meeting each week in a city location on city circle.  Week 1: Martin Place.

Time: 10pm – 2pm ( three hours drawing and one hour for breaks).

Dates: Nov 22,  Nov 29,  Dec 6,  Dec 13

Small Group 10 MAX Bookings Essential

Full $150 /$120 Concession  ( Non Refundable Deposit $50 )

Email inquiries and bookings  to through this site.

Summer Workshops Katoomba

Over the summer I will be running a series of  short workshops while I am in Katoomba.

Workshop 1: Drawing

The first one will be intensive drawing for two full days. There will be one 3hr session with a model on day 2. This workshop will be suitable for those with all levels of experience. This is an opportunity to work on the perceptual skills and techniques of drawing a variety of subejcts from objects, to botanical and the figure and appreciating  how drawing teaches us observational skills that underpin all of the arts and sciences – not only the visual arts.

Cost of the workshop  is $130  for two days including models fees.

Jan 18 – 19  from 10 – 4pm

Steam Laundry Studio, Katoomba

Max  8 in Group

Workshop 2: Applied Drawing Weekend

Drawing is often left out in the process of painting and in this workshop we look at the problem solving aspects of drawing and its role in the overall process of painting and any of the visual arts including design and illustration.This will be an applied drawing workshop where preliminary drawings and studies will be developed and applied to a painting or illustration or design project.This may be a follow up from the first workshop or participants can work from a subject or references of their choice. This may be an idea that combines subjective, imaginative elements or realism. Participants will be shown how to do tonal and compositional studies and ways to transfer their drawings into colour technique onto paper, canvas.

Cost of the 2 day workshop is $120

Jan 28 – 29  from 10 – 4pm

Steam Laundry Studio, Katoomba

Maximum of 8 in Group

Sketchbook Technique

On Friday’s over three weeks,  a morning of sketching out and about in the Leura and Katoomba area. Eack week we will visit a variety of inspiring locations to draw and sketch. If the weather is bad – suitable indoor locations will be arranged. Areas covered will be sketchbook drawing technique for a variety of subjects from botanical to architecture and figures.

Meet will be arranged each of the 3 weeks in the Katoomba, Leura area and pick up can be arrange from station for those without transport.

Bring a fold up chair a sketchbook and morning tea.

Friday’s 10 – 1pm  on  27th January, Feb 3rd and 10th

$40 per week or $100 for all 3

Please email me through the contact form with all enquiries and bookings.  (

Thanks! Faye