Bags hand and digital drawing course

Hand drawing and rendering, metal accessories design, Photoshop and Illustrator

5 weeks in the discovery of the fundamental expressive means of drawing. If you have the creative ideas for your own bag collection, but you’re not familiar with the sketching and painting tools needed to express them graphically, you will be guided in learning all the necessary techniques.

Starts in

2023: May, October
2024: February

Program length

5 weeks

Tuition fees

4.500€ - VAT Exempt


English and Italian


Onsite or Online

Drawing is the first and most important instrument in depicting a bag design idea.

Pencil, pen, and markers are the basic tools for jotting a creative inspiration down on paper.

Target students

This program is particularly beneficial to:

  • pattern makers who want to “upgrade” their skills by knowing the creative and design aspects of a bags project in order to better understand the “rationale” of designers
  • the new generation of leather goods company owners, who have a background in economics or marketing, and want to have the tools to dialogue with style department and designers
  • those who would like to launch a bag collection, despite having no experience, and want to learn about, in a short time, the technical expressive means of design and how to characterise a project from a graphic perspective

Professional opportunities

This intensive study program lays the groundwork to tackle the following professional careers:

The bag design program in brief:

We will start from the basics, because not everyone knows how to draw bags, but even those who already have some skill in this area, will find many useful suggestions from our expert instructors on how to improve their bag designs.

We will dedicate part of the course to learning how to design metal accessories. There are many details that are important to learn when working on these components, that give a fundamental contribute to the overall design project.

Pen and paper, but also markers, because colour is the first tool in giving a three-dimensional character to the design. We will practice techniques of manual rendering even before beginning to use a computer. This base will be fundamental for then learning how to make the most out of the digital instruments.

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are the tools that every bag designer must know how to use today. We will dedicate various hours to learning how to use them in the best way possible.
For Arsutoria, training in the use of digital tools is aimed at learning all that is needed to create a bag design.

Can't travel TO ITALY?

Attend this course remotely

Program length

5 weeks

Tuition Fees

3.750 € - VAT Exempt

Attendable online via pre-recorded lessons and live sessions, with constant reviews and online meetings with the instructors.

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