Gray M.C.A in partnership with The Courtauld Institute of Art London is proud to present a series of Fashion Illustration Masterclasses – each hosted by a leading illustrator. In each session you will hear how a contemporary artist approaches his or her work, and what inspires and influences their practice. Participants will also gain insight and feedback on the work they produce over the course of the evening, as they are invited to draw fashion worn by live models. This is a unique opportunity to be inspired to learn about current fashion illustration practice, while producing your own drawing.
We are pleased to announce that our next Masterclass will be hosted by Martin Welch, whose drawings are a brilliant combination of precision and wit. His career began as an art assistant working for Condé Nast in the art department at British Vogue, then under the editorship of the late Beatrix ‘Bea’ Miller. His first published work appeared on their ‘Shophound’ shopping pages. Since then Welch has worked as a freelance art director as well as being an illustrator. Editorial commissions include work for Vogue, Tatler, and House & Garden. Book projects include ‘Vogue Teenage Beauty’ by Bronwen Meredith (Condé Nast), ‘Put On Your Pearls Girl’s!’ by Lulu Guinness (Rizzoli NYC) and the re-issue of ‘One Special Summer’ by Jacqueline & Lee Bouvier (Rizzoli NYC).
Organised by Dr Rebecca Arnold (The Courtauld)