Monday

FASHION & COSTUME DESIGN

- Circa 1940’s Fashion Illustrator - Rene Gruau

FASHION & COSTUME DESIGN  
When: Sept 1 - Oct 13, 2015.
Where: Creative Arts Center, Dallas, TX
Description: Combine your love of fashion, theater, costume and art in this exciting new offering to CAC.  Learn how to sketch and render figures, garments and accessories (This is not a sewing class!) with style and detail. And for those creatives who ‘can’t even draw a stick figure,’ the design process begins with instructor supplied templates of poses and silhouettes to trace from (shhhhh....a secret manner of working, standard to the industry).


FASHION DESIGN l

When: Sept - Oct, 2015.
Where: Collin College http://www.collin.edu/ce/ 

Description: Explore the basic principles of developing silhouette illustrations to fashion industry standards. Emphasis on heavy sketching practice, language of silhouettes, basic principles of proportion of the fashion figure and an intro to color

FASHION DESIGN ll
When: Sept - Oct, 2015.
Where: Collin College 
Description: Continuation of Fashion Design I with emphasis on sketching the fashion figure in more detail. Concentration on how to illustrate specific fabrics: taffeta, satin, wool, lace. How to achieve a specific look for your illustrations using methods for drawing makeup, hair and accessories. Preparation for illustration of line development.
Prerequisite: Fashion Design I or previous drawing experience

PAST  FASHION  WORKSHOPS 
Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
Craft Guild, Dallas, TX
Creative Art Center, Dallas, TX
Ghost Ranch Center, Abiquiu, NM
Southern Methodist U, Dallas, TX

Friday

Scribble/Splash/Smash

Scribble, Splash, Smash!
Discover the art-making processes to match your natural abilities in this unique immersion in drawing [scribble]; painting [splash], and then mixed media combining of any or all [smash] ! Ideal for the complete novice, the journaler desiring to add image to word, or the advanced artist needing a creativity stretch. From the traditional..to newest products...to alternative applications. Lecture or demo of each technique, followed by one-on-one guidance and then time spent in personal exploration.
End product can be a workbook of techniques and exercises. (An invaluable resource to refer back to for years to come).
[Series below arranged in a suggested order but sign in to any or all in any order. Discount for registration of the series].

WorkshopScribble! (Dry Media Exploration)
WorkshopSplash! (Wet Media Exploration)
WorkshopSmash! (Mixed Media Exploration) 

2015 'Scribble/Splash/Smash' Workshops
Spring 2015:
Workshop: 'Splash!' (1) Sun. March 22,  1- 5pm. Creative Arts Center, Dallas, TX. 

Summer 2015:
Workshop: 'Scribble' July 1- 5pm. Creative Arts Center, Dallas, TX. 
Workshop: 'Splash' July 1- 5pm. Creative Arts Center, Dallas, TX

2013 'Scribble/Splash/Smash' Workshops
Collin College Cont Ed http://www.collin.edu/ce/ Plano, TX
Creative Arts Center, Dallas, TX. 

2013 'Scribble/Splash/Smash' Demos
Klyde Warren Park, Dallas, TX 
NorthPark Center Mall, Dallas, TX 

Wednesday

Workshop: Fashion


Fashion Sketching & Illustration
Fashion Design 
Sewing
Needle Arts
Silk Painting
Textile Arts & Design

FASHION WORKSHOPS 2015


FASHION & COSTUME DESIGN  
Description: Combine your love of fashion, theater, costume and art in this exciting new offering to CAC.  Learn how to sketch and render figures, garments and accessories (This is not a sewing class!) with style and detail. And for those creatives who ‘can’t even draw a stick figure,’ the design process begins with instructor supplied templates of poses and silhouettes to trace from (shhhhh....a secret manner of working, standard to the industry). 

FASHION DESIGN l 
FASHION DESIGN ll 
Where: Collin College http://www.collin.edu/ce/
Description:  Explore the basic principles of developing silhouette illustrations to fashion industry standards. Emphasis on heavy sketching practice, language of silhouettes, basic principles of proportion of the fashion figure and an intro to color. 

Tuesday

Workshops: Pastel


Workshop: Pastel Interested in pastels but don’t know how to get started? Sign up to an introductory level class designed for the true beginner or those desiring to review technique by learning the principles through practice and exploration, not producing finished pastel paintings. Emerge with an invaluable workbook sampler of exercises, notations
Retuning artists work on advanced techniques toward small pastel studies and projects of their choice.


Workshop: Pan Pastels - Introduction and Exploration
A new and exciting pastel product uniquely packed in a pan format! [Think old school glam rouge]. Complete beginners to pastel are introduced to pastel basics such as blending, layering, mark making.   

Pastel painters explore how with this new ultra soft, low dust, highly pigmented pastel in a pan, they can now cover backgrounds in one swath,  layer thin glazes, block in colors, and  or achieve painterly effects with water by adding  this new medium to the existing tools and materials.

PASTEL WORKSHOP OFFERINGS:
Workshop: Pastel
Workshop: Introduction to Pastel
Workshop: Pastel Essentials
Workshop: 'Mastering Mediums - Pastel
Workshop: Sketching from the Masters 
Workshop: Figure Drawing – Clothed & Costumed - Pastel
Workshop: Portrait - Pastel 
Workshop: Landscape - Pastel 
Workshop: Intro to Figure Drawing - Pastel 

Workshops: Pencil


FREE Basic Drawing Classes in September
Cynthia Padilla  instructs Basic Drawing for the Irving Art Association (IAA) Sept. 4, 11 & 18, 2014. (3) Thurs evenings 7-9pm. Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving, TX. Register online Free Basic Art Classes page


Drawing Supply List:

$5 supply fee, due to instructor first class meeting, provides your use of supplies and materials. You are welcome, however,  to bring in your own drawing supplies and materials to learn how to use what you have or to compare yours with instructors favorite brands ... both invaluable lessons.
You Bring:
o   Pen, Pencil, Eraser - Any.

o   Sketchpad - Spiral bound. 8 1/2 x11 or 9 x12  pad of drawing paper or sketching paper.  Note: This item is very specific to lesson plan. Do not sub out with something other than these specs.
 
Workshop: Introduction to Pencil
Interested in all the many drawing mediums but don’t know which or where to get started? This introduction is for both the true beginner as well as returning students desiring to advance technique via practice and exploration, not producing finished works. Emerge with an invaluable workbook sampler of exercises, notations and small pencil studies.

Workshop: Pencil
Begin a workbook sampler of techniques, exercises and notations.

Workshop: Scribble! (Pencil Exploration)
Discover the art-making processes to match your natural drawing abilities in this unique immersion in dry mediums.

Workshop: Sketching from Photographs
Sketching from your own photographs or instructor supplied reference. 

Workshop: Sketching from the Masters  
Sketch inspired by the works of the Great Masters of drawing.

Class: Quick Sketching - On Location 
An introduction to working ‘on location.

Sunday

Supply List: Fashion Design I

Supply List

Reference/Swipe File
We will work from reference materials for inspiration, so bring in a stash of fashion images from magazines and store promos to inspire. Not fuzzy little photos taken by the paparazzi of pop stars. I’m talking fashion photography as in  Vogue, Elle, Neiman’s, Nordstrom’s, etc:
  • Fabulous fashion faces. (Cosmetic ads are best for this).
  • Fabulous fashion garments.
Technique: Sketch/Design 
“It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions.”—Voltaire
·         Drawing Pencils - Any ‘H’ and any ‘B’; Hand held sharpener.
·         Eraser - White vinyl or Kneaded.
·         Sketchbook - Spiral bound only. No larger than 9 ’ish x 12  ish.
·         Ruler - CThru ruler. Clear with grid marks; Small plastic T-square OR ruler & triangle.
Technique: Inking 
“The truly fashionable are beyond fashion.”--Cecil Beaton
  • Ball point Pen - Blue ink; Black ink.
  • Marker - Fine tip black roller pen or felt tip pen. 
Instructor: 
“I decided on the spot that I would be an artist, and I assure you, it was no ordinary artist I had in mind.” --Henry Ossawa Tanner
Cynthia Padilla graduated California State University Los Angeles, and went on to study Surface Design at UCLA. Thus began a 20 + year career as a fashion illustrator/fabric designer/ colorist/ trend spotter for apparel and home interiors internationally. Travel research included the major fashion centers of Paris, New York and Milan and the hip hot spots off the beaten path. 

Monday

Travel Journal



A TRAVELERS JOURNAL
Whether planning a day trip, a trek across the globe, or just need a block of time to organize your shoebox full of memorabilia. Build a wonderfully creative record of your travel through words, collage, wee watercolor sketches, photos, collected ephemera and musings. No artistic talent necessary.