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 With QTS and nearly ten years of experience, Elyse Blackshaw is renowned for hosting exciting, large scale illustration workshops. She is a visiting lecturer at both the Manchester School of Art and the University for the Creative Arts, and has also been a Graduate Fashion Week Judge for the Fashion Illustration Award. Elyse has worked with primary and secondary schools, colleges,  universities and non-profit organisations.


What to expect....


Gain an insight into how Elyse developed  career as a fashion illustrator


Explore playful mark making techniques


Learn contemporary fashion illustration techniques

Elyse Blackshaw Fashion Illustration Workshop at Graduate Fashion Week


Create a fashion illustration in Elyse's style


Experiment with large scale drawing


Photography by Eloise Doo

Use repurposed collage and open up conversations about material waste and the fashion industry

Live Talks & Demonstrations


Live talk and digital fashion illustration demonstration at London's  Coal Drops Yard Samsung KX store. Showing fashion illustration in the 20,000 sq ft. innovation space on a first 10 metre-wide Samsung curved screen.  The talk was in collaboration with the Graduate Fashion Foundation and was broadcast to a live audience.

Graduate Fashion Week Judge

Due to her skills and expertise in contemporary fashion illustration, Elyse has been on the judging panel for the Fashion Illustration Award at Graduate Fashion Week alongside prestigious fashion London illustrators Sue Dray and Jessica Rose Bird. 

Online How-To


Pre-recorded and live streamed video for Hospital Rooms Digital Art School. Demonstrating how to create 3D fashion illustrations from repurposed drawings. Sponsored by Winsor & Newton.