ONLINE ART SCHOOL
SMILE. CREATE. EVOLVE
Welcome to my Online Art School where I am thrilled to be offering online/in person group workshops, 1:1 tutored sessions and other fashion art related events.
Since leaving London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martin's College of art, I have accumulated 20+ years experience creating artworks that originate from fashion and the figurative form, evolving to encompass conceptual & figurative art. I have worked for a huge variety of clients using my artistic voice as a visual language and have been fortunate to feature in several magazines - Fashion & Others; a few illustrated covers too (a rarity in these digital times!). I have exhibited across the globe and currently showing at The CAMP gallery in Miami.
I firmly believe in the desire to grow as an artist, willingness to experiment and the belief it's never too late to learn something new. Allow me to guide you through your creative journey as we explore, experiment and have fun together through a variety of real-time tasks, discussions and feedback.
Please scroll down for full details on ALL online/in person group workshops on offer, previous workshops, 1:1 sessions and purchasing ART GIFT vouchers.
CASS ART, ISLINGTON
This workshop is for anyone wishing to learn how to draw colourful, expressive fashion illustrations with confidence. Starting with a quick brief introduction into the fundamentals of drawing the fashion figure, we will swiftly move onto some mark making freedom and exploring various mixed media techniques using watercolour, pastels, charcoal, pens, ink, collage (and any other materials you may wish to bring along). You will be shown live demonstrations on how to approach a blank page to create free expressive marks to create fashion images with movement; no mark is a wrong mark. It is all about being able to confidently use your materials on the page to build an expressive collection of fashion images to take home with you.
£30 for 2 hr workshop* (A few early bird discounted tickets available)
* All reference images/handouts provided. Brushes and some mixed media will also be provided but you are encouraged to bring your own to fully embrace your individual creativity.
Spaces are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.
DIOR : GALLIANO YEARS
Fashion illustration workshop
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
Raised £530 for DEC
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
2 HR WORKSHOP
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
2 HR WORKSHOP
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
4 WEEK WORKSHOP SERIES
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
2 HR WORKSHOP
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.