WORKSHOP: Fashion Illustration with Jason Brooks

Sunday 28 April 2019

Fashion illustration has been around for nearly 500 years, ever since clothes have been in existence and there has been a need to translate a design idea in to form. Not only do fashion illustrations show a representation of a garment but they also serve as art in their own right.

On Sunday 28 April as part of our Material Textile ‘Common Threads’ weekend, award-winning fashion illustrator Jason Brooks will join us to host a course in fashion illustration and impart some of his considerable knowledge and experience in the genre. Jason has hosted drawing classes at the Society of illustrators, New York and Somerset House in London. He has also hosted live drawing events with Chanel and drawn live at numerous fashion shows in London, New York and Paris Couture.

Jason studied graphic design and illustration at St Martins College in London where he began working regularly for British Vogue after winning the Vogue Sotheby’s Cecil Beaton Award for Fashion Illustration. After graduating with a Masters Degree in illustration from the Royal Collage of Art Jason continued working with magazines including The Face, Vogue, Elle and World of Interiors. He now specialises in collaborations with aspirational and luxury brands including Chanel, L’Oreal Professional and Vogue. Over 72 pieces of Jason Brooks artwork are held in the permanent collection of London’s V&A Museum.

All materials will be provided, no illustration experience necessary.

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