Course Description

In the fashion world, new clothing designs are presented in the form of hand-drawn sketches before being chosen to go into production.nDesigners start with a croquis, a quick sketch of the traditional fashion figure that serves as the basis for the design of clothing and accessories, then add color and details to the garments. This is a basic course in making a designer’s sketch, in which students work from live models to learn drawing skills, fundamental anatomy, and the dynamics of movement in preparation for producing fashion illustrations. Attention is given to both the fashion figure and human proportions. Prerequisites: none.

Learner Outcomes

  • How to successfully draw a balanced, well-proportioned fashion figure.
  • How to draw a designer’s sketch using a live model.
  • How to represent human anatomy, garment shapes, fabric draping and types, textures, pattern and line quality in your drawings.
  • Ideas, inspiration, and a variety of techniques used to solve fashion design challenges.



  • Learn to work in a loose, artistic manner in larger paper formats (14x17).
  • Develop personalized illustration style and “fashion look” through model observation.
  • Gain knowledge in detailed analyses of various professional artwork examples and styles.
  • Master various media, which will be introduced during step-by-step instructors' demonstrations.
  • How to develop a quick and accurate methodology of fashion design sketching from models.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Design Sketching 1
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Mar 02, 2021 to May 04, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $814.00
Faculty/Staff Waiver non-credit $814.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 05, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 02, 2021
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