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Drawing the Versailles Women: Ballarat

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Explore the evolution of fashion with this 18th century French themed drawing workshop focusing on fabric and form. Beginning in the under layer of garments, with each pose an additional layer of clothing will be added to the Versailles Woman, building upon the silhouette to reveal different parts of the dress, textures, shapes and forms. This tutored workshop will develop participants’ observational drawing skills through a series of guided exercises.

This workshop is centred on the evolution of fashion and couture, and how to draw the human form and fabric. Participants will examine the construction of the actual garments and the costume as a whole. During the workshop the tutors will also discuss the technological evolution of dressmaking from the 18th century to the present. Fashion has evolved so, what was underwear in the 18th century has become outerwear in the 2lst century. By exploring fashion through time, we also explore the evolution of the roles and freedom of women, literally in their clothes and figuratively in society.

The workshop is suitable for all artistic abilities, from the complete beginner to the professional artist.

Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

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