Fashion Design: The Fast Fashion Sketch

When and Where

24 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018 (11 hours, 2 days)
Days and times
Saturday 10:00 - 16:30
Sunday 10:00 - 16:30
Morley College London


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee

Quick Facts

Emma Hamshare
Course code

What you will learn

Having the ability to rapidly catch the essence of a dress as you see it from a bus, or being able to quickly draw that fabulous pair of trousers as the woman wearing them walks past you, or sketching that outfit in the store window is a valuable skill used in all sectors and at all levels of the fashion industry. Taking inspiration from life as it happens around you is a priceless gift and can be used in many ways, from competitive shopping and briefing suppliers to catwalk reporting to visually communicate design information. The course will provide you with some key resources and strategies, and cover important aspects of designing using speed and accuracy. After spending the first day in the studio, the second day will be on location using the skills you have gained and replicate industry conditions. No previous experience of the subject is required.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Use speed drawing techniques
  • Sketch garments in a wide variety of situations
  • Assimilate and record key visual information to develop and enhance existing skills

Class format and activities

Teaching is both as a whole class and an individual, one-to-one basis using demonstrations, discussion, examples, handouts and other technical support material where appropriate. You will be able to develop your drawing skills through intensive drawing offsite at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

This is a Beginners Course. All are welcome.

•Suitable for people with limited or no previous experience
•Students must be able to speak, read and write in English
•Enthusiasm and interest in the subject is essential

What you need to know before you enrol

• This course is very intensive; punctuality and good attendance are necessary.
• The location for this course on the second day is offsite at the Victoria & Albert Museum

What you will need for your class

• mechanical pencil, pencils, sharpener, eraser, ruler
• Pritt stick
• A4 drawing pad, A4 folder
• notepad and pens
• black fine liner

What you can do next

You might be interested in the Fashion Design course which runs throughout the year. We have a range of short design and styling courses which focus on specialised areas. Please consult the course guide for further details. for further details.

You might want to try one of the following:
Fashion Drawing and Portfolio Preparation
Fashion Design
Pattern Cutting: Beginners
Clothes Making: Beginners

Want to go further? Our Access to Fashion Diploma course can be the first step to making Fashion your new career. For more details: