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Monday: Fashion Illustration and Design Online [Ages 8-12]

04/12/2021 04:00 PM - 06/14/2021 05:00 PM ET


Youth Classes + Workshops




Learn the basic fashion proportions and techniques for exaggeration and elongation silhouette shapes...(click title for more info)

Teaching Artist: Lisa Steinberg
Ages 8-12: Mondays, 4:00-5:00pm: 8 sessions
April 12 - June 7 (No class May 31)
$112 Member* | $124 Non-member
*Household Members or higher
Supplies available for purchase from WWAC


Fashion Illustration and Design an online class.  This class will provide children a studio experience from their own home. All lessons will be led by our Teaching Artist Lisa Steinberg and allow your child to socialize with other students in the class. You must have internet on a device with a built in camera to participate. Have you ever thought about being a real fashion designer?
Let us explore a fashion designer’s life! We will begin by researching fashion and color trends and create a mood board using fashion magazine photos, collage, fabric swatches, and color samples. Then we will pick a favorite celebrity; movie star or singer and sketch a wardrobe of clothing designs for every occasion; from red carpet gowns to casual weekend clothes. You will learn how to draw your own fashion (croquis) sketches to express your creative ideas using watercolor and color pencils. We will design a tote bag from an old t-shirt and learn how to make doll size clothes on a dress form. No sewing or experience in designing is needed, only your love of exploring fashion to enjoy this fun and exciting class. Each week we will complete a different project. *This class is a part of our Certificate in Fine Arts Program and will give each student one point towards their CiFA certification. 

Materials Needed to Participate:

1. 8 ½ x11’ or 11”x 14” blank sketchbook (spiral)
2. 1 box of color pencils, pack of 24 colors ( Crayola) or any brand
3. 1 Fashion Magazine (Vogue, Teen Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle) Please be sure it is fashion related
and not general interest.
4. 1 Pad 8 ½” x 11” of decorative scrap paper, (anything that is exciting, appealing, and has patterns
or prints on it)
5. 5 12 x 12” squares of fabric (could be cotton, lightweight, and can be in any colors, prints). The
fabric can be larger than 12 x12 but not smaller
6. I doll form (like the following:

*1 figure can be purchased from WWAC for $3
7. 3 glue sticks
8. 1 roll of scotch tape
9. 2 lead pencils with an eraser
10. 1 12” ruler
11. 1 pair of scissors for cutting paper, 1 pair for cutting fabric.
12. 1 small ( 12 color watercolor pan set ) this can be any inexpensive brand that comes with 1-2
brushes, thin and medium ( watercolor)

13. 1 cup to hold water
*A template of different fashion poses will be sent.

About the Teaching Artist

Lisa received a BFA in Fashion Design and Illustration in Brooklyn at Pratt Institute. Her first job out of college was creating and styling windows display for Macy’s NY. After Leaving Macy’s, she started a business in fashion design and created many fashion illustrations for publications such as WWD, DNR, Vogue as well as many design and fabric companies such as Cotton Inc., Speedo, Abercrombie & Fitch.

Lisa is currently a Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institue and was previously an Adjunct at Parsons School of Design within the Fashion Design Departments. After relocating to NJ she started teaching at Philadelphia University and working as Program Coordinator and Senior Adjunct Professor in the Fashion Department at Rowan College at Burlington County. Lisa has an extensive knowledge in teaching Textiles, History of Fashion Design, and Fashion Illustration. She has created many fashion workshops for teens and youth interested in fashion. Lisa is the author of “Beginners Guide to Sketching the Fashion Figure”, published by Fairchild Bloomsbury 2/20/20 



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