Fashion Illustration Classes
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So yesterday was my second Experimental Fashion Illustration class at Debut Contemporary Gallery – the next one will be on Wednesday 11th June and the classes will continue on the second Wednesday of every month (7-9pm)
Veronica Rowlands is a London based practising artist and experienced art teacher and tutor who enjoys making her lessons therapeutic and highly productive. Have you ever wanted to be taken out of your comfort zone with your drawing to create cutting edge Fashion Illustrations in a short space of time?
Now you can….. Veronica Rowlands is running Fashion Illustration classes at the Debut Contemporary Gallery in Notting Hill,(first one Wednesday 14th May, second 28th May and then one to follow on the second Wednesday of every month. You will be introduced to a range of media and taught different methods of drawing to two minute deadlines and at the end of the session use your new found drawing style to create a unique piece of artwork.
The tight time deadlines leave no time to dither, meaning that you will work from the subconscious. By the end of the session you will have created an artwork unique to you and your tastes.
I held some more Experimental Fashion Illustration classes yesterday;
Even got my mum involved
Oil pastels onto two minute, continuous line drawing
Oil pastels onto five minute intricate, line drawing (Matrioshka)
Made-up character: Oil pastel & collage on paper
I’m back in my hometown of Bristol for a few days over Easter….with a pile of admin…………..
Today I thought I’d escape the paperwork and run through some new ideas I wish to try out for future Art classes; so I invited some friends around to have a trial lesson run through.
The students started with a one minute continuous line drawing and went on to create a series of works using oil pastel and a final large scale drawing using pastel, ink and collaged paper and photographs.
Unfortunately being away from home I have limited resources so we had to run through with ink pastels and coloured paper/magazine articles (in my lessons there’s a vast selection of inks paints as well).
Teaching always leaves me feeling most inspired; advising people helps develop my own thoughts and concepts as well as seeing how my students interpret tasks using their own, unique handwriting.
A great start to the day!
Matrioshka Dolls were the subject matter for the initial drawings (two minute continuous line drawings with a further ten minutes to colour and finalise).
Students proceed to invent their own characters taking inspiration from previous drawings and techniques learnt
Finalised Illustration created using Oil pastels, collaged photographs and previous drawings as print.
Yesterday I started teaching an eight week Fashion & Character Illustration Saturday School for gifted 8-11 year olds at Rosetta Art Centre: http://www.rosettaarts.org/
I have another super talented class this year! We started yesterday creating one minute, continuous line drawings and then spending time developing them further with collage. I absolutely love this Fashion forward Illustration by a year 5 student…………..a Fashionista in the making!
I’m currently teaching a Saturday morning class in Fashion and Character Illustration at the Rosetta Art Centre in Stratford……..I started the class with a few 1 minute illustrations inspired from magazine cut-outs which the children then worked into adding colour, detailing and collage (I feel the fast illustrations are great for getting the creative juices flowing).
What a productive morning it was, my class are so creative and talented!