The Cayuga Museum in Auburn, NY, will present a hands-on workshop to learn the basics of fashion drawing using the historic dresses on display, led by illustrator and Syracuse University Fashion Design professor Dee Densmore Finkenstadt.
Dee Densmore Finkenstadt has extensive experience in illustration and design. She graduated cum laude from Syracuse University with a BFA from The School of Art and Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts. Her work has been published in many publications including The AKC Gazette, Modern Dog Magazine, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Wear Daily.
She has sketched in the design studios of various well known fashion designers, including Diane von Furstenberg and Ursula of Switzerland. She teaches Fashion Drawing for the Fashion Design program at Syracuse University and has taught Fashion Drawing and Digital Fashion Drawing at Cazenovia College.
She is a freelance designer for Brandano Displays Inc., a holiday decoration manufacturer. Many of her whimsical light sculpture designs are seen in popular drive through holiday display shows nationwide, including Lights on the Lake at Onondaga Park. She is also the Director of the Brewerton Center for the Arts, Brewerton, NY.
This workshop is part of a series of programs in conjunction with Fabrication: Telling Stories through Clothing, on display at the Cayuga Museum through December 30, 2023.
The workshop will take place in the Cayuga Museum of History and Art on Sunday, September 24 from 1 to 3 pm.
The Cayuga Museum is located at 203 Genesee St. in Auburn, NY. Parking is available in front of the museum on Genesee St. or in the lot adjacent to the Carriage House Theater just off Orchard Ave. An elevator with an accessible entrance is available at the side of the Museum.
Admission is free, although donations are greatly appreciated. Participants should bring their own sketchbook, but all other supplies will be provided. Reservations are required as space is very limited. Learn more and make reservations at: cayugamuseum.org/fashion-drawing-workshop or by calling 315-253-8051.
This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the Governor’s Office and New York State Legislature.