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ID ART SCHOOL

SMILE. CREATE. EVOLVE

Welcome to ID Art School where I am thrilled to be offering in person & online workshops,    

1:1 tutored sessions and other arty fashion related content.

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.

 
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FLORAL FASHION

With the Haute Couture shows kicking off in Paris, there is plenty of inspiration to be had from the new couture collections.  I was totally inspired by the bold florals from Schiaparelli's Fall 22/23 collection this morning. Daniel Roseberry, creative director of the house, is definitely doing justice to Elsa's legacy striking the perfect balance between being referencial and innovative.

I don't lnow about you, but I really do love painting flowers and I often place them within a beauty and fashion context in many of my works.  As such, I am thrilled to say I will be holding a FLORAL FASHION workshop where I will guide you through creating a variety of floral designs teaching you colour theory, brush and media techniques; all whilst creating a selection of Floral Fashion images using a diverse variety of fashion references from now and years gone by.

"To have a face covered with flowers like a heavely garland would inded be a wonderful thing" 

- Elsa memoir 1954


Wednesday 27th July

1.00 - 3.00pm

Online (via Zoom)

£20 / £15*

*Early bird price if booked by 15th July

All reference images are provided in advance.



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FASHIONABLY EXPERIMENTAL

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. 

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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

£25*

2hr workshop

*A few early bird discounted tickets available)

All references materials and images are provided. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES:
FASHION ILLUSTRATION

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.

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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.

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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.

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1:1 SESSIONS

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.

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COLLABORATIONS

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.

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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.

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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.