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Fashion Drawing Short Course

Fashion Drawing Short Course

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Alexis Panayiotou


Fashion drawing is essential to facilitate the expression of ideas in the work of fashion designers. This course is for practising designers or would-be illustrators who want to improve their drawings. You will learn the fundamental fashion drawing skills. Intensive drawing from a fashion model will comprise the main focus of the classes. Your learning will be supported by individual advice and practical demonstrations.

Topics covered

Figure drawing exercises will place emphasis on observation, co-ordination, structure and movement.

As well as figure drawing, we will look at media skills, fabric interpretation and developing a personal style.

Level: Beginners

Entry requirements: None


"Alexis is incredible and inspiring. He is so patient and allows us to express ourselves, take chances, and make mistakes. He fosters an environment that allows us all to learn comfortably" - L Dao

"Amazing and inspiring...This is the best college ever." - S Cerezo, January 2015

"I wish you could organise short courses in fashion illustration with Alexis for after doing a beginner course to push it higher! Otherwise everything was great and perfect!" - J Ladaique, December 2016

"I really like the teaching style" - J Oh, December 2016

Read more about this course on the CSM Short Courses Blog!

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


Tutor Description

Alexis Panayiotou is a fashion illustrator and tutor on the BA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins, as well as a number of short courses.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A2 Cartridge pad
  • Soft drawing pencils (nothing harder than a B)

During the course students will be encouraged to work with a variety of different media from the list above and also to bring in any other media they wish to try, e.g.:

  • Charcoal
  • Graphite
  • Oil pastels
  • Marker pens
  • Other collage materials
  • A camera can also be very helpful to take pictures of the drawing model to keep for reference, collage purposes etc., but is by no means essential!

Available dates