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 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: Tuesday evenings beginning August 2017  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.


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Advanced-Level Faces for Fashion Illustration takes your drawings of faces and portraits to a higher level, incorporating a structural approach to more difficult views of the head, in addition to artistic strategies and techniques. Many of the most captivating images of people use viewpoint for a sense of drama – learn how to deal with these while going further into your understanding of the face and facial features.

When: Sunday 7th May 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:  Greylead pencils (HB, 2B), eraser, colour pencils, brushes for ink & watercolour (details upon enrolment), paint palette, water jar.



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.