Course Description
Fashion Design I - Explore the basic principles of developing silhouette illustrations to fashion industry standards. Emphasis on heavy sketching practice, basic principles of proportion of the fashion figure and an introduction to color.

Fashion Design II - Continuation of Fashion Design I with emphasis on sketching the fashion figure in more detail. Concentration on how to illustratate specific fabrics: tafetta, satin, wool, lace. How to achieve a specific look for your illustrations using methods for drawing makeup, hair and accessories. Preparation for illustration of line development.
Prerequisite: Fashion Design I or previous drawing experience
Instructor Bio
CYNTHIA PADILLA BA Art California State University, Los Angeles, graduate studies UCLA. Cynthia Padilla instructs all-media painting and drawing to prestigious universities, major museums, fine craft centers and art and nature societies internationally. Padilla enjoyed a 30+ year career in the fashion, applied arts and decorative design industries, sketching in museums and galleries, as well as plein air and street scenes across Europe and the Americas. Called to curate and juror exhibitions, for research and reviews, lectures and demos, and a travel leader on art tours and retreats worldwide. Padilla�s warm and encouraging style guides enthusiasts of all levels to sketch and paint with confidence.
Course Objectives
  1. Assess the realistic figure as opposed to the elongated fashion figure
  2. Focus on fashion poses
  3. Learn basic building blocks of the fashion figure for men, women and teens
  4. Understand proportions including hands in fashion, feet and shoes, face, makeup and hair
  5. Introduction to color mediums and techniques.

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Course Syllabus
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