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Laura Volpintesta, Fashion Illustration Tribe

I want to see you come out of your shell! All of those ideas in your head....I'm here to give you the tools, one by one, to bring them out onto paper, in an encouraging environment that meets you one your schedule. I want you to feel safe to create as you grow into your confidence in a playful, exploring, deep way to know what fashion students are learning in my classes for 20 years now at the best fashion schools, but without the debt and pressure. This is where you can get empowered in a place where you are in the driver's seat, and what you feel, think, know and are curious about matters as you develop your unique style and voice to share with the world....or even just for yourself. I want you to never be afraid of a blank piece of paper again....... xoxo Laura

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About this course

8 Masterclasses that give you skills to create fashion art and design with!

Hi, I'm Laura Volpintesta. I'm the founder of, and I've been teaching Fashion Design for 20 plus years at Parsons School of Design’s prestigious Fashion Design program

I created FI  from a series of masterclasses I ran a few years back -

 it’s amazing,   because YOU are.

YOU who have so much to say  and feel

YOU who have so many ideas

YOU who have so much to discover + explore within you

YOU who have a powerful creative, inspired voice  that yearns for expression.

…that desires action, depth, discovery, development

YOU whose inspiration is your joy

YOU, bringing skills to life, uniting knowledge  and experience with  joy!

YOU  know There’s a big fire that flares up with you when you open the doors to your creativity
When you think about figures, fashion, adornment, culture, people and places…
YOUR way.

Let's start unleashing all that expression you've been holding inside.

Come out to play in full color!  I don't care what "level" you believe you're at now.

YOU ARE READY TO TAKE IT TO THE NEXT in a supportive, fun ,creative environment!

I’ve bundled 8 60 min stellar masterclass replays

into a fashion design course for you w/ creative assignments -
that will keep you creating, exercising, and using your voice.

You'll learn many facets of design :

🌟roots of fashion and adornments.
🌟explore a great contemporary fashion designer inspired by roots
🌟wield gouache  to bring your sketches to vivid life - 🌟add color to your sketches + illustrations.
🌟compile inspiring mood boards ~research, reflect ,hone your vision
🌟deepen your understanding of  fabrics
🌟discover what are Portfolios +presentation formats
🌟open your eyes to color theory that you can start applying right away
🌟🌟🌟lively model drawing  lesson
🌟croquis templates for design sketches
🌟build collections of fashion sketches
🌟quality gouache illustrations
🌟digital illustrationsDesign's prestigious fashion design program in NYC.

I'm proud to have created FASHION DESIGN INFUSION digital course program for you:

How can you resist?

There is also a private community for you to share and ask questions, and get the feedback you want as you move through the process with me.

Also, you can view my student TESTIMONIALS here:

"To find a teacher in the arts who offers up everything they know and more, and whose sole purpose is to see you 'fly'- ... is extremely rare. Laura is one of those teachers. She set us up for success in so many ways.  Generosity, creativity, and encouragement-- plus a solid foundation in basic art-- were all part of her teaching. I created some of my best work in her Fashion Drawing 1 class and still rely on many of the techniques.  I consider myself extremely lucky to have been her student."
-Jacqueline HeloiseDesigner/ Illustrator

"I was fortunate to have such a wonderful professor for my Fashion Industry Design class(at Parsons). Laura is a talented designer/ illustrator, amazing tutor, and deep personality.  Her open-mindedness, support, warm and kind attitude creates absolutely magical atmosphere in class. Laura is so alive, sincere, joyful and creative, it touches everyone. There is no chance a student can stay away from such great energy!"
-Ev BessarFashion Designer, Philanthropist

“I have nothing but good things to say about your portfolio class. You helped me in many ways but one of the most valuable holes you filled for me was on how to organize my thoughts when sketching. Its difficult to harness the muse in any kind of orderly way but your method has served me well. Both in that I came out of Parson’s with a strong portfolio that is single handedly responsible for landing me interviews ...but has also cinched the position at two different design firms now... Your drawing and the Portfolio are some of the most valuable things I got from Parsons as a whole. So thanks a bunch. You revved up my engine and Im still travelling on that momentum”
-Lauren JonesFashion Designer

"Teaching isn't just skill....Laura, your personality makes me feel like I can do anything. I've never done this before, and I've amazed myself!"
-Tatiana LightFashion Designer

Laura demystifies the fashion design process with a unique set of online courses designed to develop your design skills in an accessible and supportive environment. She is committed to her student’s development and teaches with a warmth, kindness and contagious enthusiasm for creative exploration and personal growth. A born teacher with a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the fashion industry, Laura will inspire and empower you whilst being your biggest cheerleader as you develop and reach your goals.
-Laura HickmanFashion illustrator, Author, Designer

Laura is a talented, wise and passionate artist and teacher. Her courses are filled with amazing content delivered to build a solid technical foundation in illustration and fashion design or to expand on her students' existing skills. Her courses are appropriate for designers who want to develop their illustration skills,  students who are building a portfolio for fashion design school, and anyone interested in fashion illustration or the design industry. Laura is an expert instructor with a wealth of knowledge and experience.  Laura is offering something that no one else is: professional design school courses with personalized, private coaching available online wherever you are in the world..
-Melissa Daroustrategic marketing and communications consultant,,
workshop and reteat facilitator.

."Laura puts her heart and soul into HOW she approaches teaching (fashion) illustration/drawing. Her gentleness, innovation and enthusiasm puts my self-doubt at ease and propels me to practice without judgement. I've studied with other college level instructors and what sets Laura apart is her unique way of breaking down visually complex forms into simple practical steps. She sets her students up to build confidence and achieve consistent progress. She sets her students up to Win, with great empathy joy and care!" 
Teresa CapaldoMulti-Media Artist & Small Business Consultant

I genuinely cannot say enough about how important your classes were to me and how much I loved them :0). In my time at Parsons I must say Laura’s class was my favorite! … where I truly learned the most about fashion drawing. I gained an understanding and awareness of proportion and how the human form reacts to movement…. I was a student at Parsons over five years ago, but he skills I learned in Laura’s class have stayed with me. More importantly, though, is how much FUN her classes were, and how inspiring Laura is as a teacher! She encouraged us not to be afraid of color, shape and movement in our work! And this is what made everyone strive to create something unique and beautiful! Laura is a gem! A beautiful person inside and out, and one of the best teachers I have ever had, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from her!
-Beth GillespieDesigner

“Probably about 25 years ago, I hired Laura to teach at Parsons. She was excellent then, and has continued to innovate and expand as a teacher and as an artist. She’s without questions one of the best I’ve known” 
-Pamela Klein, fine artist, designer, former chair at Parsons School of DesignPamela kleinFine Artist, Designer, fomer Chair at Parsons School of Design

Every one -hour masterclass includes homework and a creative project, but you can pace it any way you want with our lifetime access.

I'm there to answer questions just post them in the private discussion areas!!!

Love to see you here!

Let's do itNOW!