Fashion Illustration at BAYarts

I will be teaching my fashion illustration class for two sessions once again, both June 10-13th and June 24th-27th at BAYarts in Bay Village, OH. You can now register online. These classes are for ages 10 to 16 years-old.

This summer will also be the opening of The Dress Says It All at BAYarts on July 5th. I’ve written a little narrative to go with my painting for this show, but you’ll have to wait until it opens and the catalogs are printed to read it.

You can view some current and past illustrations of mine here.

Fashion Illustration at BAYarts in June

Remember to register your kids ages 9 and up for my fashion illustration class at BAYArts this June. You can register and get more info here. If you have girls that are into Project Runway, I recommend it. I’ve always been amazed at what some of my past students have done.

Learn fashion and garment illustration skills. Through drawing assignments and demonstrations, you will learn to create poses, render textiles and patterns, as well as create your own “collection”.
mem $90 non-mem $105

You can view old and new illustrations of mine over on Pinterest. It’s been kind of fun doing new ones!

Designer Retreat Classes in Chicago

The exciting news? I can now tell you that Shannon Okey and I will be taking our knitwear design and fashion illustration class to Chicago, IL on August 6th- 8th, for a weekend design retreat! If you are a member of you can join the Hands-On Retreat group here and get all the info and updates. You can also go to the Hands-On site here.

Not only will you learn stuff about the business, marketing, designing and so forth of the knitwear industry, but we are both rather entertaining and totally not lame — or so we have been told.

UPDATE: This retreat has been canceled due to bizarre circumstances. I was only informed today. But, Shannon and I are currently looking at other options to teach our class as a weekend workshop, either in Chicago or Cleveland. More info TBA. Why waste a good lesson plan?

Fashion Illustration Online Classes

Maybe you knew, you maybe you didn’t I used to teach fashion illustration. It was fun, and I used to have billions of dresses and weird costumes I would think up — or wish I could have worn out to places. Most of it was for animation characters, but a lot of it ended up getting displayed as individual artworks both at the galleries at CalArts, and a few galleries around the Cleveland area.

Well, now you can sign-up to take an online class with me and studio-mate Knitgrrl aka Shannon Okey. This will be a little different than my usual way of teaching, not only in it being online, but also this class is geared towards knitters and pattern makers for production and editorial purposes. The fashion illustration class is just one of the units of all the online classes Shannon will be going over, and I’m so happy she asked me to help out with this one in particular. Here’s the description:

Fashion Illustration

Description: Learn how to draw/create powerful illustrations to accompany your pattern proposals for magazines and books, as well as for your own self-published patterns. Get additional tips and tricks for editorial success from Shannon, who waded through thousands of such proposals as the editor of a monthly UK-based print knitting magazine.
You will receive: all materials needed for class instruction as well as illustration samples you can use for your own proposals if you like.
Materials needed: will be discussed during the first week of class as we explore different types of image creation.
Price: $65
Registration limit: 15

You can get more info and sign up here or here. We’re already filling up, and have recorded our first goofy greeting. There have also been some examples and templates uploaded, and I’ve given list of supplies you’ll need. I’ll be starting a quickie anatomy lesson later this week so there’s still time to get in on the action.
This class will take place again in late January 2013, visit the Knitgrrl Studio site for more TBA.