Runs from Wednesday April 20 2022 to Wednesday June 22 2022

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Toronto ON M6K 2B2


× Instructor: Taryn Lee
April 20 to June 22
Wednesday 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

In this course, students will learn how to create expressive fashion illustrations using a variety of media and how to combine certain media for different techniques. We will cover a brief introduction into the History of Fashion Illustration and Illustrators, classic proportions of the Fashion Figure, how to create dynamic fashion sketches, how to select and use reference photography, rendering clothing, materials and textiles, and creating eye-catching compositions with multiple figures. Depending on time, we can explore how to render patterns and prints as well as accessories like shoes, hats and bags. Students will be encouraged to work from fashion reference photos that appeal to their own personal style and aesthetics when completing project sketches. Mini projects will take place over 2 classes, so students will have a few completed illustrations by the end of the course.

Materials: Required - 11x14” Mixed media sketchbook or pad (suitable for wet and dry medias) - Watercolour set - preferably tubes - Variety of watercolour brushes - rounds, flats, 1” wide for washes - Watercolour palette - Jar for water - Black Ink (in small jar with dropper that can be used with brushes) - Pencil and eraser - Paper towels and sponge for dabbing paint/absorbing excess water Additional Mixed Medias - Pencil Crayons / watercolour crayons - Oil Pastels - Ink Pens - Brush Pen - Markers - Gouache and brushes - Collaging materials If you have any access or material needs, please let Cynella know.

About the instructor: Taryn Lee is an Eurasian, neurodiverse person with lived experience artist from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She has a Bachelor of Design from Ryerson’s Fashion Communication program. Her art focuses on colourful, representational figurative works, portraits, and stylized fashion sketches. She works in watercolour, oil paint and mixed media. She practices art with different online art communities weekly through live Zoom drawing sessions. She’s had illustrations published in Canadian magazines, Martin Dawber’s ‘The Big Book of Fashion Illustration’, Goldfoil magazine and Lived Collective magazine. She has had experience teaching children art in a classroom setting. She is currently working on an art, fashion and mental health project called ‘Behind the Seams’ as a Fellow in the Yale CAMH Let(s) Lead Program and will graduate in May 2022. She is the owner of an Etsy shop, Bonnie & Clyde Vintage, which sells vintage jewelry and accessories. Her love of jewelry and fashion history ties seamlessly into her fashion related art and illustration.

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