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Young at HeArt: Sketching Your Vision through Fashion Illustration


During this fashion design and illustration program, students will use Olana as a source of inspiration for their own designs while learning the fashion illustration skills needed to bring their visions to life. During this ten-session course designed by professional designer Sergio Guadarrama, founder of Made x Hudson and Celestino Couture, students will explore Olana's 250 acres of artist-designed landscape, collections, and elaborately decorated main house to inform their own work. Each session will focus on a different element of fashion illustration and guide students in learning to capture basic fashion proportion, shading and realistic texture and drawing different fabrics. As a three-dimensional work of art, Olana will serve as an inspiration for participants in creating and designing their own wearable artworks. Participants will develop six skill takeaways over the ten-week course, first learning how to draw their own "croquis," or blank figure sketches, eventually finalizing their own designs using the skills they've developed. During the program, visits with The Olana Partnership curatorial and education staff will connect content from the site's history and permanent collection to the course's curriculum.  

Limited capacity; Advanced registration required at OLANA.org. Scholarships are available upon request. 

Olana State Historic Site
  • 5720 New York 9G
  • Hudson, NY 12534