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Fashion Drawing Summer School

Fashion Drawing Summer School (Online Short Course)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Helen Bullock, Poppy Waddilove


Fashion illustration is one of the most important tools that fashion designers possess for conveying and developing their ideas. This dynamic and energetic course is aimed at fashion students of all levels, including those about to commence degree level fashion studies and those who love to draw simply for pleasure.

Weather you want to learn new skills or improve your existing ones, this course will help you develop a personal style. The course will be structured so that each day will focus on a specific area, all working from the model.

Topics covered

Through various techniques and themes including line pose and collage, and alongside exploring a wide range of materials, the course will help you develop your own style, allowing you to learn new skills or improve existing ones.

Throughout the course we encourage our students to work intuitively, and overcome fear - whether that be of drawing in general, or being paralysed by the thought of making a mistake!

Who should take this course?

The course is aimed at fashion students at all levels. Those who are about to start a degree in fashion should also benefit.

Entry requirements: None

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

Helen Bullock is a London based Fashion Illustrator and Print designer, and has worked with brands including Ralph Lauren, Liberty, Louis Vuitton, & Sunday Times Style Magazine. She teaches Fashion Illustration at various institutions including Kingston University, Glasgow School of Art & Central Saint

Poppy is a London based Painter and Fashion Illustrator, having completed an Illustration BA at London College of Fashion and studied Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins. 
Painting quickly using oil paint, inks or watercolour, Poppy is inspired by dream-like emotion and pastel pops of colour which she applies to her fashion figurative portraits and interior paintings. She is drawn to the confidence and simplicity of a line and aims to create a timeless elegance in her approach to her work.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A2 cartridge paper (white plus a variety of colours)
  • B pencils/ graphite pencil
  • Water solluable pencil/s
  • paint brushes of various sizes
  • Black ink
  • Water colours, paint (inks, acrylics)
  • Mixing tray
  • Pastels (oil and chalk)
  • Scissors
  • Prit- stick
  • Masking tape 1"

Available dates

If no dates are showing then please Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.