What you will do
2 hour class
One of London's most inventive Life Drawing sessions are a collaborative effort between artist Layla Mohammed, and milliner Sahar Freemantle.
Focused around hats and costume, we style the models in fantastic outfits, creating awesome shapes, elegant drapery, colourful patterns, interesting textures, and creative themes such as: Clown Chic, Ascot, Monochrome, Cabaret, Animals, 20's, Grecian... the list goes on.
The hats are taken from Sahar Millinery and UglyLovely and are suitable for artists of all levels. If you are a novice and may require some tips throughout the session, please do let us know in advance so we can sit you next to Layla!
We pride ourselves in creating fun, inclusive and encouraging art sessions with lovely people. The professional artists who attend are normally happy for people to take photos of their work. The sessions are also perfect for fashion illustrators.
We provide basic art materials such as paper and charcoal. All levels welcome!
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None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Sahar Millinery
Sahar sees herself as a ‘bringer of beauty and creativity'. She enjoys helping people connect to their own beauty and their own creativity, and thus have them in turn contribute to the beauty and creativity in the world. This could be through hats, through teaching a workshop, or through uncovering people’s talents and uniqueness.
Primarily a milliner, Sahar has two millinery brands; 'UglyLovely' and 'Sahar Millinery'. 'UglyLovely' aims to create some of the most unique hats in London. Sahar hand-crafts each hat to create original and unique pieces designed to flatter the wearer.
Both brands use traditional millinery techniques. While Sahar Millinery brings about timeless ‘vintage style’ elegance, UglyLovely focuses more on the macabre. Described as ‘sinister but beautiful’; UglyLovely is about the wonder and awe in the beauty of the strangest things, and a celebration of death. Here we see more sculptured pieces adorned with real butterflies, rusted keys and bird claws.
Sahar discovered her love for beauty in the unconventional following her degree in Costume Design at Edinburgh College of Art. There, inspiration would come from varied sources; from great fashion designers such as Elsa Schiaparelli, to microscopic images of insects. After graduating, she then specialised in millinery and set up her millinery labels in London. Her style reflects her varied Persian and English background, her love for British hats, as well as her exposure to the underground art world which surrounds her in London.
Most people bring their own materials, but if you are a beginner and don't have any, you're welcome to use ours.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.