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Fashion Drawing For Absolute Beginners

Fashion Drawing For Absolute Beginners (Online Short Course)

Central Saint Martins
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In this fashion drawing for absolute beginners short course you will learn that the ability to get your designs on paper is crucial for anyone who wants to become a fashion designer. If you think you can't draw or are frustrated by your inability to translate the ideas in your head into sketches that can become part of your fashion portfolio, this course is for you, the complete beginner.

Starting from the basics you will be trained in how to draw and illustrate in a variety of mediums from pencil and charcoal to coloured tools including coloured pencils and acrylic paints. The sessions will cover a variety of drawing techniques such as blind continuous line drawing, colour blocking, collage, and scaled drawings for a more creative outcome.
Creativity in this week is encouraged however, there will be one day dedicated to technical, measured drawings of the fashion figure.

You will leave the course having produced a mass of drawings / illustrations showcasing the week. This short course is a great experimental introduction and stepping stone on to more open, expressive fashion drawing / illustration classes at the College.

Who should take this course?:

Fashion students and students who are interested in drawing and lifedrawing.

Course Level:

All Levels

Please note that all courses scheduled until 11 September 2020 will take place in an online classroom. Courses starting after this date will be held in our onsite classrooms.

For more information on Online Short Courses please see the below information.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 3 months online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Please note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Tutor Description


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Coloured pencils
  • pencil & rubber
  • scissor
  • glue
  • Brushes (various sizes)
  • paint (if you wish to use their own)
  • pastels (at least 3 colours - 1 light, 1 medium, 1 dark colour)

Available dates