Fashion Illustration


Applications are open!


Fashion Illustration

From September, Mondays : 6 pm – 9 pm

2 Months

October 2022

Bring your designs to life through Fashion Illustration!

Students will sharpen their pencils and master the art of a contour line to create form and beauty through fashion illustration. The course will begin with tackling proportions and understanding human anatomy, facial features and an overall gesture. Once this is achieved, students will begin to develop their own style of rendering while experimenting with a variety of media. The end goal will be to stylize a figurative form to create attitude, sass and plenty of fashionable flair.

Your Fashion Illustration Mentor

Beckie Di Leo is a practicing Fine Artist, Fashion Illustrator and the Founder of the 6IX Academy, Fashion/Arts Entrepreneurship program at Central Toronto Academy. She re-branded the Arts Dept into the HeARTs Dept and works directly with community mentors on social justice pursuits within the curriculum.

In addition to 25 years of teaching experience, Beckie is a highly acclaimed fashion illustrator and has led the march within the live fashion illustration industry. Her client list is extensive and has performed at TIFF events, Fashion Weeks, the ROM and various fundraising galas. Her illustrations can be found in international lifestyle publications, on products and part of content creation for local small businesses.

This will be Beckie’s 2nd year working with UforChange and she looks forward to seeing all arts programming within the organization grow each year.

Meet Eske

How to Apply

Click the link below to apply October 2022!

Fashion Illustration is the art of communicating fashion ideas in a visual form. Fashion sketching plays a major role in designing to preview and visualize designs before sewing actual clothing. Learn the foundations of fashion illustration in our 7-week program with Beckie Di Leo.

Start date: Monday October 18, 2021
End date: Monday November 29, 2021
Time: TBD, but will take place in the evening
Program length: 7 weeks
Location: 688 Richmond Street West, Suite 204
Cost: FREE

All supplies provided.

What you will be learning:

  • Gesture drawing
  • Contour lining
  • Movement
  • Mixed Media
  • Polished composition
  • Proportion drawing
  • Stylization
  • Portraiture
  • Hands, shoes and accessories
  • Clothing details and watercolour techniques

Instructor: Beckie Di Leo

About Beckie:

Toronto artist Beckie Di Leo balances a career in teaching and painting and has recently added live fashion illustrations to her repertoire. Drawing inspiration from popular culture, graphic design, street art and fashion, Beckie’s work has a contemporary and stylish flare.