Fashion Illustration

Code: HC51801

Dates: January 6-27, 2023

Meets: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Sessions: 4

Location: Creutzburg Center

Course Fee: $79.00

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Examine the fashion figure and conceptual design through the use of black, white and neutral media. Figure drawing exercises using fashion imagery will provide the opportunity to observe silhouette, proportion, movement and exaggerated fashion expression. Emphasis of artistic style is encouraged to develop one’s individual fashion croquis. The croquis you develop can be used to expand garments in creating your original designs, using a special technique of overlay.
Fee: $79.00

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Liz Goldberg

My work is an exploration of the theme of the “diva” – the flamboyantly uninhibited female and the personal and political empowerment she represents. As a painter, graphic artist, and animator I have been inspired by puppets and absurdist theatre. Although my images are often drawn from life, they are influenced by puppet– like characters reminiscent of Alfred Jarry’s forerunner of absurdist theater, Ubu-Roi, the buffoons of modernist playwright Michel de Ghelderode, the existentialist mime plays of Samuel Beckett, and the symbolist and political figures of European puppet theater. As a point of departure, there is a degree of abstraction in a puppet. I find this to be a freeing force, giving me considerable license to explore colorist and gestural solutions to the depiction of contradictions these images embody: awkward yet fluid, wooden yet alive, constrained yet brashly extroverted personalities, often mischievous, egotistical, erotic, even magical exaggerations of human behavior. I have developed some of these “diva” and puppet-inspired works into experimental animated films requiring thousands of drawings. My animations have usually been in collaboration with filmmaker Warren Bass. They have been broadcast on American Public Television and cable, and have received awards and juried recognition in over 20 countries. They use animation as an analog to painting, dance and poetry, and are intended to re-define the paradigm of what an animation can be into a painterly art form.. The process of animation has, in turn, influenced my full scale paintings and works-on-paper producing diptychs, triptychs, and serial prints with progressive deviations. On a formal level, I think of myself as a colorist who is interested in the interaction between color, line and gesture and in the complex and suggestive depiction of interior character and personality through graphic means. In the fashion world in 2018, I produced “Vogueing and Other Pleasures” with film maker Warren Bass,, which was shown at the Film Festival at the Barnes in conjunction with the Musee de Paris, director Terry Fox. In 2018, the film was also shown ” Contexualizing Fashion”, at Pratt. A full room installation, was created at Joan Shepp where she was a resident artist for 3 years 2017- 2020, installing the entire room with 1,750 hand-drawn cells from the animation, as well as paintings and prints. Her current show “Cuban Queens” ,(film, painting and Fashion) which was postponed due to Covid , will shown at In-Liquid Gallery in March 2022. She also collaborated in 2020, with Reverend G.Morgan-Thomas of American Hats LLC, producing a virtual fashion runway show featuring the”Hatted Ladies of Harlem” paintings .She is now collaborating with Jaeyoon Jeong on garments and scarves with her imagery. Her current solo show “Cuban Queens “ was shown March 9-April 16 2022, at the In Liquid Gallery in Philadelphia . She exhibited her Cuban Queens prints in conjunction with Jovani Designs at the Empire State Building 80th floor on March 8th. Liz has taught Fashion Illustration at Pratt and Drexel University for the past 12 years .She is currently teaching Visual Studies , Figure for Fashion in the Fine Arts Department at Drexel and Ilustration classes in the Honors College at Drexel University.

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