Drawing for Textiles
This exciting and practical course will help you develop your drawing skills for textile design. Using your sketchbook you will learn how to develop your own original and innovative textile design ideas. You will explore research methods and learn how to develop your concepts through set activities including: experimental expressive drawing, mark making, gesture, drawing large scale, drawing with new tools, creating texture and creating collaged drawings...
Taught by: Crimson Rose O'Shea.
This exciting and practical course will help you develop your drawing skills for textile design. Using your sketchbook you will learn how to develop your own original and innovative textile design ideas. You will explore research methods and learn how to develop your concepts through set activities including: experimental expressive drawing, mark making, gesture, drawing large scale, drawing with new tools, creating texture and creating collaged drawings. Using the vital skill of abstracting from your drawings you will explore idea development for pattern, colour, texture and form, whilst discovering your own individual and personal style. The skills learnt on this course will be skills you will be able to use time and time again as a Textile Designer. Suggestions will also be made as to how you can develop your textile designs further with information given about particular processes you may want to try next or in the future.
You will leave with a developed sketchbook filled with new and exciting drawings, made in various media and techniques. You will understand how research skills can be used to create successful designs that will help you when responding to textile design briefs for professional projects in industry or further study.
Who Should Attend
Anyone with an interest in the textile design process looking to create new textile ideas through drawing. Whether you are considering studying Textile Design further or keen to pursue a career in textiles for Fashion, Interior Design and other textile pathways. This is the perfect course to enhance your portfolio with fresh drawings and design ideas.
All Levels Welcome
As a visiting lecturer Crimson has taught at some of the leading educational institutions in the UK. As well as gaining valuable experience lecturing in Fashion and Textiles internationally. As a Fashion Textile Designer, Crimson has several years of experience working in industry. After studying MA Textile Design (Print specialism) at the Royal College of Art (RCA) and BA Fashion Design Womenswear at Central Saint Martins, she received numerous awards for her work in fashion and textiles including, first prize for outstanding use of colour from the Society of Dyers, the Althea McNish Colour Prize and Texprint 2016. Crimson’s work has been featured in various publications including Another Magazine, Dazed & Confused, Hunger and Vogue.
Crimson has a wealth of industry experience that includes working in the studios of John Galliano, Diane von Furstenberg and for Elisa Palomino. As a freelance designer Crimson, has worked for luxury womenswear and sportswear brands, her recent clients include Guy Laroche, Thomas Pink and Lululemon.
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
- An A4 or A3 sketchbook
- A selection of drawing equipment e.g.: drawing pencils, charcoal, felt tips.
- Masking tape
- Paint brushes – at least one large and one small one
- Black marker pens
- Soft Pastels a few different colours
- Paint – either watercolours, gouache, acrylic or coloured ink is fine
- A pencil sharpener and eraser
- Scraps of different colour papers or things that can be ripped up and collaged with.
- Inspirational imagery - loose sheets - this might be photocopies, magazine cut outs, your own photography, things to inspire your project on the course
- Small fabric scraps or interesting scraps of texture