Runs from Wednesday January 19 2022 to Wednesday February 16 2022

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Toronto ON M6K 2B2


× Instructor: Taryn Lee
Jan 19- Feb 16
Wednesday 2PM-4PM

In this course we will learn about the exaggerated proportions of the fashion figure by looking at contemporary photo references and historical fashion illustrations. We will practice timed sketches using pencil to quickly capture gestures of figures. We will draw our own rendered versions of fashion figures which can then be used as templates for designs and in compositions. We will learn watercolour painting techniques and enjoy the spontaneity that it allows for in fashion illustration. Pens, markers, pencil crayons, oil pastels or gouache can also be used/added if you have any of those on hand. Basic watercolour set/palette, brushes and watercolour pad are required.

Materials: - Sketchbook for gesture drawings - Pencil, eraser, sharpener - Watercolour set with mixing palette - Watercolour brushes in variety of sizes (smaller round for details up to a wider flat for washes) - Watercolour paper pad - 9x12" or larger (Mix media paper for dry and wet techniques is also ok but watercolour paper is best) - Jar for water - Paper Towels - Extras if you already have: pencil crayons, markers, oil pastels, gouache, ink/brush pens

About the instructor: Taryn Lee is a Toronto artist with a Bachelor of Design from Ryerson's Fashion Communication program. She is a biracial, neurodivergent person with lived experience and has been a member of Workman Arts for many years. Her artworks are usually figural or portraits, representational yet stylized. She shifted from painting primarily with oil paint to exploring watercolour paint at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. She's had illustrations published in national magazines and 2 illustrations published in Martin Dawber's 'The Big Book of Fashion Illustration'. She also runs an Etsy shop, Bonnie & Clyde Vintage, which curates special vintage jewelry and accessories. Her love of jewelry and fashion history ties seamlessly into her fashion related art and illustrations. She is currently a fellow in the Yale and CAMH Let(s) Lead program.

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