Launched during the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival in March 2010, The Patsyfox Drawing Salon offers boutique classes in Fashion Illustration for inspired beginners through to more experienced illustrators.  Classes are strictly small in size and offer personalised tuition and demonstrations by Angie Réhe, creator of the Patsyfox illustrated blog (, and lecturer in Fashion Illustration at RMIT University.  Learn tips and secrets discovered through more than 20 years working in the fashion industry as a designer and illustrator, and many years experience teaching design and illustration, including guest workshops for the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Bendigo Art Gallery, and the Heide Museum of Modern Art.  Classes held in the creative environment of the Frankie and Swiss studio in Sth Yarra. Classes are relaxed and friendly – develop your artistry while you enjoy music and snacks.  Learn, be inspired, have fun. Follow The Drawing Salon on Instagram and see weekly updates of student work and my demonstration drawings, plus more!  @thedrawingsalon Follow us on Facebook:


Introduction to Fashion Illustration suits a broad range of people from beginners to those with some drawing experience.  It’s a comprehensive and intensive 4-week fast-track course which will take someone from the very foundations of fashion illustration through to an understanding of the various media most useful in this discipline. Besides being suitable for absolute beginners, this course is excellent for reviving previous drawing skills and taking them further, or for applying skills from a related discipline such as fine art or graphic design, to the art of Fashion Illustration. Everyone can learn to draw; they just need the right approach and techniques.  This course is perfect for building a portfolio for course entry or gaining the perfect job role.  Industry tips and short cuts included.

When: Sundays 10.00am – 4.30pm  from 7th August 2016  (4 weeks)

Cost: $655.00 (inc gst), includes most materials, and sets of notes.

Venue: Frankie and Swiss: Studio 8, 199 Toorak Road (Corner Claremont Street) South Yarra.

What you will need:  Coloured pencils, 4 marker pens, and brushes for watercolour paints.


Super Sunday workshops!



Ink Technique for Fashion Illustration: A one-day intensive workshop on how to wrangle the wonderful medium of ink.

This workshop explores techniques for handling the brilliant medium of ink.  Incredibly versatile, ink can be strong, bold and graphic, or soft and washy.  It can be used in a fast, expressive and gestural way, or intricately with delicate tones.  It is however a medium which takes practice and technique to handle well and achieve great results.  In this full-day workshop we will explore methods to achieve a variety of effects, as applied to fashion illustrations – from gestural to sensitive.

When: Sunday 31st July 10.30am – 4.30pm

Cost: $165 (inc gst), includes most materials. **Bring a friend for $150 each

Venue: Frankie and Swiss: Studio 8, 199 Toorak Road (Corner Claremont Street) South Yarra.

What you will need:  HB pencil, brushes.



Fashion Illustration Bootcamp  is an intensive day of drawing and learning which will effectively be like a mini Fashion Illustration course.  Starting with the basics of fashion figure proportion, we will move through the theory of pose structure and how to get the pose down on paper with a fashion feel and look.  Media technique will be covered using Copic markers and coloured pencils, with a focus on creating depth and movement.  Brilliant results will be achieved!

When: Sunday 25th September 10.30am – 4.30pm

Cost: $165 (inc gst), includes most materials and a set of notes.  **Bring a friend for $150 each

Venue: Frankie and Swiss: Studio 8, 199 Toorak Road (Corner Claremont Street) South Yarra.

What you will need:  HB & 2B pencil, eraser, coloured pencils, 4 marker pens.