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Online Summer School course: Fashion Drawings.

Online Summer School course: Fashion Drawings

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The experimental drawing workshop offers you the opportunity to discover the different aspects of contemporary drawing, giving free rein to experimentation, encouraging your curiosity and freeing your gesture with a view to initiating research and personal practices.


Open to all above 16 years old. No prerequisites or drawing skills are required.

Practical information

Summer School program
Short format
1 week
Next session:
19 - 23 July 2021
€800 incl. VAT

The material is provided by Institut Français de la Mode.

Summer School programs may be combined with each other to form longer courses (-10% discount on the second cheapest program).

Group size:
limited to 15 people


  • Apprehend and discover different approaches to contemporary drawing
  • Free your hand and challenge your aesthetic preconceptions
  • Learn how to use tools and materials in a unique and personal way
  • Develop creative practices to illustrate your vision of the fashion figure in a personal way


This experimental workshop is intended as a laboratory, a moment of pure technical experimentation and disinhibition during an intensive and dynamic week. Each day, you will have the opportunity to work on a different topic, allowing you to experiment a wide range of techniques and materials. This free approach will be applied to the world of fashion whether it be on clothing, body or accessories.

One day of the week will also be dedicated to a session of "wild drawing" during an outing to a museum, Parisian monument or exhibition. Another session will be dedicated to clothed live models.

Workshop 1 - Say your name

Free your hand, your body and introduce yourself

During this workshop, you will draw your name or an object that is meaningful to you on a large format, using charcoal, lead, pastel, Indian ink...

Workshop 2 - Anamorphosis

Reinvent new lines for a new body

Choose about twenty silhouettes/ figures in various magazines and reformulate contours, transform the proportions of an existing body or garment by using different techniques

Workshop 3 - Model Presence

Observe and work from a life model.

Underline the silhouette and focus on body details and clothes.

Workshop 4 - Contexture

Formulate a rich pictorial universe, exercise your eyes to create compositions

Make a large series of paintings, watercolors, pastels, etc in which you will strive to produce a texture, a graphic motif, a material. By cutting & glue, create a dozen of abstract and figurative compositions by assembling different techniques in various forms.

During the week, you will have the opportunity to use the following material: paint, oil/ dry pastel, markers, charcoal, lead, pastel, Indian ink, color pencils, ink…

To sign up, fill out the online form. Once the form has been reviewed by the team, an email will be sent to you to confirm registration.

If the sanitary situation related to the COVID-19 requires a cancellation of your registration, you will be able to postpone it to next year or ask for a refund.

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