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Fashion Sketchbook for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Fashion Sketchbook for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
with others, Eva Neuburger


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.

Topics covered

  • 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.

Level: Beginners

Please note: This course is for students aged 16 to 18 years old only

Tutor Description

Eva Neuburger is a fashion, print and textile designer, illustrator and brand consultant. She has worked with labels such as Mimi Wade, Rene Scheibenbauer, Manon Malan and Awareness and Consciousness in both London and Vienna. Eva has a BA Fashion Print from Central Saint Martins. She is currently working on a sustainable fashion label as well as teaching on the Fashion Folio course at CSM.


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
  • crayons
  • 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)
  • paintbrushes
  • 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.

Available dates

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