SMILE. CREATE. EVOLVE
I lead fashion & Mindfulness throug art related workshops all over London. I currently have a weekly mindfulness through art drop in session at Clitterhouse Farm. Is wellness on your agenda? Are you looking to offer a group mindfulness art workshop for your co-workers, family friends at your location? I would love to host a mindfulness through art workshop for you.
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MINDFULNESS THROUGH ART
Drop in weekly workshops at Our Yard
Art is a creative form of meditation, whether you are an experienced artist, mediator or have no experience at all, just the act of putting paint to paper can transform you into a state of calm. Allow me to guide you through a range of artistic workshops where we take inspiration from nature; drawing trees, flowers or using Turner’s infamous golden age palette, just as a a few examples. Each session will have a different theme but ultimately each session will focus on the joy of creating art and the mindfulness aspects of being present and immersing oneself in the process of creating art. Allow me to share my skills and experience with you, whilst enjoying the joy of being creative together in a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Reap the many benefits that creating art can bring for your wellbeing, whilst painting and learning with an experienced artist.
These mindfulness art sessions are drop in sessions, so whether you want to come weekly or just as and when you can, be rest assured you will be welcome to join and immerse yourself in a mindful art session each time you attend. All you need is your curiosity.
Art Workshops (1.5hr per session)
ALL MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED
11.00am - 12.30pm*
Our Yard at Clitterhouse Farm
Clitterhouse Playing Fields
For anyone who has something specific they want to learn and prefer a 1:1 setting...It might be you want to increase your confidence in using watercolour or inks, or perhaps learn how to draw a face? Or really want to understand the proportions of drawing a fashion figure to give your fashion images the balance they need. Or you just want some guidance in your own personal creative projects. Whatever your needs I will create personable sessions tailored to you with feedback and suggestions for research to increase your creative confidence.
I know we are all spoilt for choice with the vast variety of drawing classes/masterclasses on offer to us on a daily basis. I think it's fantastic. However, I'd like to think that my workshops offer something a little different in that I am trying to instill creative confidnece in you in terms of how you use and understand your materials, the mark making pratice which is vital to being a confident artist. Giving yourself the time to experiment and play with your mediums and tools, is so important.
If you are looking for some experimental fun within a fashion illustration context or alternative techniques to develop your fashion images, or just enjoy fashion and want to explore some new approaches to fashion image making...Come and immerse yourself in this 2 hr workshop where I will take you on a journey through some art history & fashion archives, igniting your senses guiding you through mark making freedom, touching on the basics of drawing the fashion figure, exploring alternative techniques to produce a range of fashion images inspired by the designers who are embracing change and are at the forefront of celebrating our creative diversity . Expect live demos and tasks to embrace your creative confidence to heighten your fashion image making skills. Learn the techniques needed to allow you to explore your creative freedom and bring your own style into your fashion artwork.
I will be collaborating with the amazing 2bornot2bcollective for this workshop at Cass Art.
DIOR : GALLIANO YEARS
From Madame Butterfly, to Versailles, to Opera Garnier, Galliano staged heart-racing runway shows during his tenure at Dior. He was responsible for some of the most commercially successful pieces of the era – bias cut slips, newspaper prints, and, of course, the Saddle bag. Let's togther take a look at interpretting some of the wildest moments to come from Galliano’s time at Dior.
This workshop will start with a quick brief introduction into the fundamentals of drawing the fashion figure, think classic hands on waist poses like above. We will swiftly move onto creating some expressive mixed media fashion illustrations from the celebrated Galliano cretaions during his tenure at Dior. Not to be missed!
“You only get a short life, so take chances. ” - John Galliano
*A few early bird discounted tickets available)
All references materials and images are provided.
LET'S 'MIXED MEDIA' FASHION WEEK FUNDRAISER
On 4th March 2022, I held a fashion workshop fundraiser where we sketched the Fall 2022 runway looks. Participants donated generously to attend and 100% proceeds were donated to help those whose world has turned upside down so suddenly due to war!
Donations were made to Disasters Emergency Committee - The DEC brings together 15 leading UK aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently at times of crisis overseas.
FASHION FACE FUNDAMENTALS
Learn the fundamentals of drawing a fashion face. Taking a closer look at the differences in eyes, nose and mouth, to capture the beautiful diversity of everyone. Using historical and present day fashion references. Reference material sent by email.
FASHION FIGURE FUNDAMENTALS
Teaching step by step fundamentals of drawing the fashion figure on a 1:1 basis. It is important to understand these base fundamentals in figure construction, proportions...etc. Equiping you with the skills to approach the fashion figure - from which an artist can distort and exaggerate (as often is done for fashion) to manipulate the rules to their own effect.
A 4 week workshop exploring mark making freedom, alternative techniques and application of techniques all within a fashion illustration context. Learn the techniques needed to allow you to explore your creative freedom and bring your own style into your fashion artwork.
HANDS, BEAUTY & ACCESSORIES
From make up, eyewear, silk gloves to name a few things...Explore the history of beauty and accessory adverts in Fashion. Learn the fundamentals of drawing hands for fashion. Create your own unique fashion beauty ad using experimental mixed media techniques.
ALL HAIL MCQUEEN
We took a look back into the archives of several collections created by the legendary Alexander McQueen. Experimenting with mixed media techniques to create several unique Fashion Illustrations from the designer's celebrated collections. Re-creating some of the patterns and animal prints such as the snakeskin print from the iconic Plato's Atlantis collection - the designer's last collection before his untimely death.
For anyone who has something specific they want to learn and prefer a 1:1 setting...It might be you want to learn how to draw a face? Or really want to understand the proportions of drawing a fashion figure to give your fashion images the balance they need. Or you just want some guidance in your own personal creative projects. Whatever your needs I will create personable sessions tailored to you with feedback and suggestions for research to increase your creative confidence.
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I highly recommend this workshop to all looking to expand their illustration toolkit. Isher fosters an excellent atmosphere to unleash expressive creativity. My mark making confidence is better than before and I’m incorporating more mixed media techniques to create interesting illustrations. Isher does a fantastic job with connecting techniques for the fashion context that I have not seen in other similar style workshops. On top of that, Isher is an absolute joy to learn from and I can’t wait for her future workshops.
Experimental Techniques: Fashion Illustration
Group Workshop Series
Read on to find more about the creative collaborations with other creatives, artistic platforms, models and dancers. I hope to be announcing more collborations in the future.
IN PERSON FASHION WORKSHOPS
It has been amazing to collaborate with 2B or not 2B collective on several occasions- a BIPOC run art collective. With a focus on inclusivity and diversity. I have been guest tutor for our fashion workshops held at Cass Art flagship store and I very much ook forward to announcing more collaborations with them in the future.
GUEST ARTIST WITH DRAWING CABARET COUTURE
Thrilled to have been invited as the first ever guest artist at DCC Studios leading the session featuring Millinery designs by Edwina Ibbotson. Participants were led through a variety of poses whilst Matt and I spoke about my fashion background, inspirations and techniques to approaching live high fashion drawing.