Learning With Art

Fashion Illustration Course

With Lyn Winford

The arrival of cooler weather has seen the start of our fall programming here at the Bermuda National Gallery, starting with the four-week fashion illustration course with multi-disciplinary designer Lyn Winford. Classes took in the place in the gallery over four evenings in September.

The first week of the course saw Lyn walk participants through the process of constructing a fashion figure, or a croquis, starting from basic circles and triangles and working up to the lines and curves that compose the human form.

In the second class, participants learned how to add clothing to their figures, with Lyn demonstrating the drape of different fabrics, as well as how to build shadows and colour.

By the third week the class was ready to dive into all things texture and practiced depicting various fabrics such as tulle and lace, as well as different textures, such as wool, bouclé, and animal prints.

In the fourth and final class, participants designed and illustrated an outfit from the basic croquis to the finishing details, using the techniques they had learned in the first three weeks of class.

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