Computers for Textile Design

The computer facilitates many aspects of the creative process for textile designers, particularly for visualisation and experimentation. The aim of this course is to offer new opportunities for textile designers, or teachers of textiles, to explore their creative options by using a computer to extend beyond the traditional methods...

Taught by: Laura Baker.

Description

The computer facilitates many aspects of the creative process for textile designers, particularly for visualisation and experimentation. The aim of this course is to offer new opportunities for textile designers, or teachers of textiles, to explore their creative options by using a computer to extend beyond the traditional methods. 

Topics covered

This course will be taught on a Mac and will look at the range of possibilities for producing imagery on screen, painting, drawing and image manipulation and creating patterns, repeats and textures.

You will also investigate colour reduction and palettes for colourways, the use of scanners and printers, file management and storage and ways of further developing and presenting ideas which have been computer generated.

Entry requirements: it is advisable that you have some previous experience of designing on the computer. Adobe Photoshop will be the principal software used. The course will be taught using Mac computers.


Tutor information

Laura Baker is an experienced lecturer in the Textiles programme at Central Saint Martins as well as specialist in 2D print and surface pattern for Fashion and Textiles. She has worked as a textile designer in industry and on a freelance basis for fashion and interiors companies internationally. She is also author of the publication 'Laser Cutting for Fashion and Textiles'.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Some visual material for reference and development ie. sketchbook with your own work or images which interest or inspire you. These could be drawings, designs, paintings or photographs (either digital or printed).
  • Please also bring a notebook and pen and a USB stick for storing work.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
22/10/2016 - 19/11/2016Saturdays10:00 - 17:005 Weeks£760Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
04/02/2017 - 04/03/2017Saturdays10:00 - 17:005 Weeks£760Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
27/03/2017 - 31/03/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 17:001 Week£760Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket