Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Free Character/Concept Design Class

As part of the ongoing programme of V&A events in Dundee, I'm doing a free class in concept/costume design with Clare Brennan. It takes place on Tues 6th Dec at 5:30 - 8:30pm at Abertay Uni Drawing Studio, and ties in with the Cecil Beaton exhibition now on at the McManus gallery.  A life model, costumes, and Beaton ref will be provided. Get in touch to reserve a place.

Beaton won academy awards for costume design for Gigi and My Fair Lady. We'll be looking at the whole concept design process - function, context, character, anatomy, posing, silhouette, colour, texture, and fabric detail - generating ideas and a final design. Updating Beaton's Doolittle costume designs for a modern production will be our brief. All levels and styles of artist are welcome.

I did ten quick sketches last night in preparation, three of which you can see here next to one of Beaton's original Eliza Doolitle designs (left)

And here's the final costume worn by Audrey Hepburn in the film, and another of Beaton's wonderful designs for Gigi:

UPDATE: This is now fully booked with a waiting list. Thanks to everyone who got in touch.

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