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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 (www.patsyfox.com), 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:  www.facebook.com/TheDrawingSalon

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PRIVATE TUITION – If you are short on time or haven’t found classes or workshops that perfectly suit what you’re after, then one-on-one tuition might be the answer for you. After a two-year hiatus from offering private tuition due to lack of time, I am opening up some very limited time slots in my calendar. Sessions are targeted and designed for your specific requirements, and all materials are provided. While one-on-one tuition is more expensive per hour than group classes, less time is required due to the finely tuned sessions – recommended session times are 1 ½ hours – 2 ½ hours.

Venue: Sessions are held in my own studio in Northcote, Melbourne. Occasionally I can do on-location sessions but these incur an additional fee to cover travel, depending on the location.

For more information and prices, email salon@patsyfox.com

 

Super Sunday workshops!

 

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Some of the most striking classic fashion illustration images were created on coloured paper using gouache paints. Bold and graphic, they involve entirely different approaches and techniques to watercolour paints, and for this reason most people avoid them. Currently this strong, full-colour look is enjoying great popularity in fashion illustration.

Spend an afternoon learning about this fabulous paint, how to use it, and how to achieve striking effects on different coloured grounds. While doing this, learn about the concepts of minimalism and negative space.

Paint and paper supplied, you will just need brushes, paint palette and water jar.

When: Sunday 22nd October 12.30pm – 4.30pm

Cost: $95 (inc gst), includes most materials inc. paint and paper.  **Bring a friend for $85 each

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

What you will need: HB pencil, eraser, colour pencils, brushes for paint, paint palette, and 1 or 2 water jars.

Enquiries: salon@patsyfox.com

BOOK A SPOT HERE

 

Catwalk-Fashion-Illustration-classes

Catwalks are full of theatre, vibrancy, and great design which expresses the personality of the designer. Capturing these looks in fashion illustrations is one of the most enjoyable forms of the art. How do you identify and capture the essence of the look? What to look for, which approach to take, what makes for the most striking image?  Spend an afternoon illustrating current catwalk looks, exploring media and techniques.

Most materials supplied – you will just need pencils, brushes for paints, palette and water jar.

When: Sunday 29th October 12.30pm – 4.30pm

Cost: $95 (inc gst), includes most materials inc. paint and paper.  **Bring a friend for $85 each

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

What you will need: HB pencil, eraser, colour pencils, COPIC markers – “0” blender, flesh colour, brushes for paints and ink, paint palette, and 1 or 2 water jars.

Enquiries: salon@patsyfox.com

BOOK A SPOT HERE

 

 

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If you’ve been wanting to tackle a course in Fashion Illustration but haven’t been able to find the time, or maybe you want to try it out before you commit, then a one-day bootcamp might be for you. This workshop functions like a mini Fashion Illustration course – an intensive day where you will go from the absolute basics through to full fashion figures rendered in colour with movement and depth.  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, then learn marker pen techniques.  You will be exhausted but utterly satisfied, and go home with some brag-worthy drawings.

Perfect for complete beginners or those wanting to brush up or sharpen up.

When: Saturday 18th November 10.30am – 4.30pm

Cost: $165 (inc gst), includes most materials and a comprehensive 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 greylead pencil, eraser, Coloured pencils, COPIC marker pens –“0” colourless blender, flesh colour (eg. E31), C2, C4 (cool greys)

Enquiries: salon@patsyfox.com

BOOK A SPOT HERE

 

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Truly understanding what you’re drawing has a profound effect on the outcome.  I hear so many people say they can’t draw faces, and see many fashion illustrations where the faces are letting down the standard of the whole drawing. So, I decided to create an intensive workshop which starts with the cranial structure of the head in the manner of fine artists, then takes it all the way to beautiful fashion faces. This has been a very popular workshop each time I have run it, and has had an incredible effect on participants’ drawings.

When: Sunday 26th November 10.30am – 5.00pm

Cost: $165 (inc gst), includes most materials inc. paper and a comprehensive 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 pencil, eraser, colour pencils, brushes for watercolours, paint palette, and a water jar.

Enquiries: salon@patsyfox.com

BOOK A SPOT HERE

 

Introduction_to_Fashion_Illustration

Introduction to Fashion Illustration is aimed at complete beginners or those with some drawing experience. In a short amount of time it will take someone from the very foundations of fashion illustration through to an understanding of the various media most useful in this discipline. Excellent for recapping previous drawing skills also. Everyone can learn to draw; they just need the right approach and techniques. We begin with the fashion figure – what does it look like?  How do I get it down on the page quickly and easily? We then progress through faces, the rest of the body, then onto media and rendering technique, and creating your own croquis figures.

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.  Tips and short cuts included!

When: The next course will begin in early 2018, held one evening per week  6.30pm – 9.30pm: 8-week course.

Cost: $655 (inc gst), includes most materials and a set of notes.  **Bring a friend for $595 each

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

What you will need:  Coloured pencils, 5 Copic marker pens (details upon enrolment), brushes for watercolour paints, paint palette. All other materials including paper are supplied.

Enquiries: salon@patsyfox.com

 

How to book a spot in The Drawing Salon classes:

Your enrolment is confirmed by payment (places cannot be held). Payment may be made online via links above, or by bank transfer (contact for details).

If for some reason you need to cancel your enrolment, if more than ten day’s notice is given you will be issued with a credit note valid for 12 months to use on other classes, which may also be transferred to someone else. If ten days or less is given, then your place may be transferred to someone else but not credited.

The Drawing Salon reserves the right to cancel any scheduled class, which may be for the reasons that a) the class does not reach the minimum number of students to proceed, or b) the class teacher falls ill. In this case a full refund of fees paid will be refunded.