Textile Print Design

On this course, you'll learn how to transform your own drawn or found images into a motif and design for print so please bring the items with you to form the basis of your designs. We'll demonstrate a mix of techniques including monoprinting and screen printing...

Taught by: Lara Mantell.

Description

On this course, you'll learn how to transform your own drawn or found images into a motif and design for print so please bring the items with you to form the basis of your designs. We'll demonstrate a mix of techniques including monoprinting and screen printing. You'll also have the opportunity to experiment with a range of printing techniques including devoré, pigment, flock & foil, stencil and transfer (using a heat press).

Course Outcomes
You'll leave with a range of printed samples of your dye and print experiments and at least one piece of work you have designed and printed yourself, for example scarves, cushion covers or T-shirts. You'll also know how to take the next steps, namely how and where you can continue print designing.

Who Should Attend
Anyone interested in learning a new craft, whether for a hobby or because you're an artist looking to diversify or add to your skills. It could lead you to full or part-time studies in another aspect of textile design.

Course Level
Beginner




Student Reviews

'Excellent - Thoroughly enjoyable. Great facilities, great teaching (thorough), sufficient time given for screen printing' - Anon

'It was excellent. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable, the facility was excellent and we had the freedom to use the equipment as needed. It was a valuable experience.' - Anon


Tutor information

Lara Mantell is a printed textile designer, with a degree in Fashion and Textile Design with Business Studies from the University of Brighton. Lara works as a Specialist Print and Dye technician on the BA and MA Textile courses at Chelsea College of Arts. An experienced teacher of drawing and textile design, Lara has devised and taught short courses at Chelsea and other London college for many years. With an extensive repertoire of print and design knowledge and an interest in sustainable practice, she successfully researches contemporary methods for screen printing with natural dyes. Lara’s freelance career has included selling textile designs to major fashion brands, such as The Collection, as well as undertaking bespoke commissions for hand-printed cushions and silk scarfs. Her large large-scale intricately printed textile designs have been exhibited in recent exhibitions at Chelsea College of Arts.


Materials

Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • Notebook and Pen 

  • Pencil 

  • Scissors 

  • Masking tape 

  • A couple of paint brushes 

  • Plastic containers with lids 

  • Dress making pins

  • Strong gloves

  • An apron

  • On the first day some white cotton will be provided but please bring additional fabric that you would like to print onto (advice about fabrics will be given during the course). The more fabric you bring the more printing you can do! e.g silk, cotton, synthetic fabric (flat surfaces, not stretchy, and not calico)

  • Garments to print on

  • Something to inspire you, for example; drawings, sketches, photocopies, magazine pictures, mark-making, computer printouts, patterns - all preferably in black and white.

As part of your research you may wish to do some printing. Please bring a small amount of cash to the course on your first day to credit your printing account.

Please wear sensible shoes.


Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
19/10/2016 - 07/12/2016Wednesdays18:00 - 20:308 Evenings£615Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
25/02/2017 - 18/03/2017Saturdays10:00 - 16:004 Days£615Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
03/07/2017 - 06/07/2017Monday - Thursday10:00 - 16:004 Days£615Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
04/09/2017 - 07/09/2017Monday - Thursday10:00 - 16:004 Days£615Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket