Hello! I’m Laura Volpintesta. I teach fashion model drawing, design, and illustration, from beginning drawing to sketchbook development, to finished illustrated presentations in full color.
I’ve been teaching design and illustration at Parsons in NYC, since 1997.
My experiences in career and life led me to create these unique fashion online course programs for you:
My goal and joy is to help you overcome your fears about art and get fluent in creating design and fashion art, expressing your ideas.
My concept is to give you access to an amazing, comprehensive design and illustration course ON YOUR SCHEDULE, wherever you are;
…To create a learning environment that is affordable,(no STUDENT LOANS REQUIRED), accessible from home.
To create a FASHION LEARNING ENVIRONMENT that is ENCOURAGING, DIVERSE, and INCLUSIVE.
Fashion Illustration TRIBE Masterclass Series brings fashion design illustration study to YOU, on YOUR schedule, supporting YOUR vision!
You can learn Fashion Sketching, Illustration, and Design Details, from BEGINNER LEVEL to PORTFOLIO.
step by step
(formerly called Soulful Fashion Foundation Immersion Semester)
15 modules of fashion study mimics the college semester, from Model Drawing basics to creating finished design illustration presentations of original designs from swimwear to sweaters- creating a sketchbook, mood boards, fabric swatches, gouache watercolor illustrations, and technical drawings!
I break down the skills you really need to express, find your voice, bust through fearful blocks about art and drawing, and bring out your authentic voice through exercises, projects, and videos (about one hour of video per week)!!
STUDY OPTIONS (scroll further down the page to see what is covered in each module):
SELF STUDY 12 week OPTION is the most affordable (valued at $2,000) now just $395:
the COACHED semester gives you lots of guidance and feedback from me along your 15 week journey in a small group setting limited to 6 students ($3997value) now $2,000 introductory rate:
A-La-Carte Study option lets you purchase the Masterclasses one at a time by clicking on each module below. ($350 value per coached masterclass) currently $50 as self-study courses
This is my premium educational offering, …make sure you subscribe TODAY to get the first Masterclass FREE, Step One: Model Drawing and Art Supplies. (Usually $250, This includes some bonus videos and community discussion areas!)
Also: Click “join” on this link to join my free Facebook Group: Fashion Tribalistas! It’s a totally upbeat,positive, fun, supportive and creative place for sharing, asking, giving, trying, meeting, laughing, inspiring, all about fashion art and illustration and US.
Scroll down to view exactly what topics you’ll learn in my Fashion Masterclass Series.
You can sign up for the masterclasses one at a time as you pace yourself.
(Click here to learn about the COACHED Masterclass package)
Release your fears, get your skills, find your voice, follow your gut, design from the heart.
Share your message.
Create and celebrate feminine beauty however you define that.
Learn to confidently sketch bodies, fashion silhouettes, fabric textures, colors, patterns, and “tell stories” through the process and presentation of fashion and fashion art!
****VIew and print or order your supply kit right here ($150-200) for the best results.
I’m here to help you at every corner as needed, to help you along the way. See testimonials from former students.
I can help you. I KNOW how to bring out the magic in you.
Scroll to see the steps and stages, from beginner model drawing to developing and illustrating whole collections in color!
Each $179 Masterclass is now $49 for a limited time, and includes about an hour of videos plus guided exercises and projects….and your FIRST Masterclass is FREE!!
Boost is an optional module:
Intermediate Level Steps:
+more portfolio classes and capsule workshops are being developed ongoing!!
I know you can do this, and i’ts my goal to see you THRIVE
Here’s to bringing out the very best of you and your unique style and point of view.
Fashion NEEDS inspired voices like YOURS.
DON’T LET THE COST STOP YOU IN YOUR TRACKS! There are some scholarships available throughout the year. SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS HERE.
Fashion isn’t just what you see in Vogue. That’s the last of it. Fashion is a basic human need as old as humankind.
Fashion is an expression that we all have access too. Let’s take fashion back!
Please email me ANY questions at : email@example.com
Check out my Pinterest Boards that we use in and out of class.
Author: see my book, the Language of Fashion Design, Rockport Publishers
Faculty, Parsons the New School for DesignFashion, since 1997, Patternmaking, Draping, Portfolio, Model Drawing, Design, Sewing
Freelance illustrator and technical designer
Founder, Mentor, FashionIllustrationTRIBE.com since 2013
The entire course program is available, but not all of the images are clickable yet as we are re-constructing the registration site. It’s recommended to start with STEP ONE and work through chronologically anyway, but as you scroll down you can get a feel for the layout of the whole Masterclass Program!!
Model drawing exercises and techniques.(click for samples)
Design Sketching, Watercolors……(click for samples) Proportions
Tips, Tricks, and Techniques……the designer’s process
Creative Illustration (click for samples)
and if you already love fashion, if you’ve already read this far,
YOU’VE GOT everything you need to be able to achieve your dream
EXPRESS YOURSELF through FASHION AND ART
I know you can. I’ve been here…………….with a thousand students, (over my career teaching Fashion at Parsons in NYC………..)
each with a unique voice
Learn in an environment that nurtures your unique voice for the new era
which is all about authenticity and message. Not about conforming to an outside machine, but bringing your story and your truth to the table.
Studying online means you play the videos as many times as you want or need. It means you can always ask a question. You can come to class when your energy is focused and your mood is on :0).
You can pause when life is hectic, you can take your time on a difficult section, or move ahead when you’re cruising through the material.
Click here to Learn more.