Creative draping with Patrick McDowell

£ 1,100 


Beginner and Intermediate


4 day course


12 hours

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Do you struggle with drawing or find you cannot translate your 2D ideas into 3D? Are you just looking to finally leave pre-made patterns behind? Then look no further – this introduction to creative draping was made for you! Together with Patrick, known for his bold silhouettes and fantastic shapes, learn to creatively drape, drawing with fabric to take your designs to the next level. On this four-day course, you will learn to explore fabric as a medium for idea creation, which will give you the foundations to then translate these drapes into final outcomes.

Meet the mentors

Studio sessions

  • Gather research and get creative with some paper draping experiments  
  • Explore drawing onto images of your drapes
  • Create shapes with fabric referencing your developments from day 1 - with speed draping exercises learn to creatively drape in a range of ways, sometimes with one pin only and others with none! Get to a place where you can create a variety of drape images for your projects, in just a few hours.  
  • Create a mini presentation and select an outcome drape - present to the class

What to expect

  • Learn how to creatively drape  
  • Use your personal self-expression to create
  • Build confidence in your ability to drape  
  • Understand the value of free form draping  
  • Exercise your ability to work within a timed task  
  • Presentation skills through your viewing to the class


A certificate of recognition to your dedication to study.

We like to celebrate our achievements at JCA. On completion of the course if you have attended 80% of the classes you will qualify for your certificate in dedication to learning.  

This should be included in your CVs and shows the level of learning you achieved.

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