Fashion Sketchbook for 16 to 18 Year Olds
In this intensive two week course for beginners, you will explore different ways of creating a personal fashion designer sketchbook.It will be a chance for you to unlock your creative mind. The course is a vehicle for you to challenge your ideas about fashion. You will collect, record and process inspiration, try out ideas, explore success and failure, and be encouraged to take risks.
- How to source and do visual research for inspiration.
- Developing and presenting your fashion ideas.
- Exploring various techniques and media in order to explore different types of drawing and presentation skills.
- Guided study trips to explore as source of inspiration. This may include specialist shops, current exhibitions or museum galleries.
- You will end up with your own sketchbook filled with designs and ideas for your personal fashion collection
- You will learn how to use different methods and materials in order to build an effective fashion sketchbook
- You should gain a better understanding of how designers use research in order to feed their imagination and develop their designs.
Who should take this course?
- Teenagers interested in studying fashion design or illustration
- Those keen to learn more about Central Saint Martin's approach to fashion design.
- Students wanting to create and/or improve a fashion sketchbook/portfolio.
Entry requirements: You must be at least 16 and no older than 18 years old in order to do this course. If you are over 18 you can do our Creating a Fashion Sketchbook.
Please note: This course is for students aged 16 to 18 years old only
Daniela is a womenswear designer, print designer and creative consultant. She has worked both in London and abroad for luxury fashion houses and brands as well as tutoring at Central Saint Martins. Daniela began her studies at Ravensbourne college of Art Design and Communication and completed her Masters in Fashion Womenswear at Central Saint Martins. She has worked for various fashion labels including Jonathan Saunders and Luella. A consultant to several brands including, Adam Andrascik and Selfridges, Daniela also teaches womenswear on the fashion folio course at Central Saint Martins.
Joanne Paula Kay is a designer and creative consultant with over 15 years industry experience and a passion for authenticity and creativity. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2006. She has since designed and consulted for global brands at the forefront of the industry across luxury, high street and supply level, including Burberry, Lulu Guinness, Shirin Guild, Zara, Asos and Arcadia. Joanne also runs her own semi-bespoke womenswear label and carries out regular workshops with in-house teams globally.
Connie Lim is a professional illustrator and designer from Los Angeles, California. She has trained at prestigious universities such as Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and Central Saint Martins in London. As an artist specialising in fashion, she merges the two loves to create unique and striking images using traditional hand drawings. Her clients include Louboutin, Bulgari and Guerlain.
Please bring with you to the first session:
- A3 paper/ A3 sketchbook
- A4 paper/A4 sketchbook
- a selection of drawing pencils F, H, HB, 1B 2B (and also mechanical pencils)
- coloured pencils (water soluble or normal ones)
- 1 rubber
- any other cheap drawing materials that you like to use
- A3 tracing paper pad
- masking tape
- watercolour paint, gouache, or any other of your favourite water-based paint such as acrylic paint or poster paint
- pastels or chalks
- pritt stick
- plastic water pot (for watercolours)
- 1 x small pot of pva glue
- old copies of fashion magazines for cutting up
- any fashion images or books that you find interesting and relevant to you.