Fashion Illustration (Sunday AM)

Online course

+44 (0)20 7942 2000

Combining colour, texture and line, fashion illustration is the perfect way to tell the story of an outfit. Join internationally renowned artist and illustrator Erin Petson and discover how to capture the art of clothes for yourself in this six-week online practical course.

This course will introduce you to the practices and techniques used in hand-drawn fashion illustration, from drawing faces and body shapes to experimenting with colour and texture. Each week will build on your skills, completing a series of meditative mark-making exercises, helping you refine your technique, while developing an individual style. Using a variety of materials, including paints, inks and pastels, you'll have the chance to uncover your creative confidence whilst experimenting with different techniques.

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Workshop Leader
Erin Petson

British artist and illustrator Erin Petson has achieved international acclaim with her immediately recognisable artworks. Erin works at the cutting edge of traditional and mixed media. Her work has been exhibited widely, and clients include Elle, Marie Claire and Selfridges. The V&A hold 50 pieces of her original drawings for their archive.

Erin is a gifted artist and teacher Previous V&A Academy Online Student

Course overview

Each week you will build on developing your skills during live tutorials with Erin. These sessions are complimented by over 20 specially commissioned videos, detailing the techniques covered in class. Live classes are supplemented by our insightful weekly Spotlight Sessions, where you'll delve into the background of the topic. Each week you'll hear from specialists, from art historians to practicing artists and illustrators including Cally Blackman, Senior Lecturer in Fashion History & Theory, UAL, Lamont O’Neal and Holly Wales, sharing a unique insight into the world of fashion illustration past and present. Using the Teams classroom environment you will have the opportunity to share your work for individual tutor feedback and with the rest of the class. In our 'open studio' you can ask for guidance or get to know your classmates better. Each session is recorded so you can catch up or re-watch whenever you have the time.
Note: There are two weekly tutorial slots available. Click ‘Book Now’ to book onto the Sunday morning session. Alternatively, you can book onto the Saturday morning session via the Online Courses page.

Materials are not included


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Online course: Fashion Illustration (Sunday AM)

14 April 2024 - 19 May 2024


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Open 10.00 - 13.00, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

Header image: Erin Petson