Drawing and Painting for Textile Design
Whether you are working on paper or fabric based designs for development into textiles, good drawing and painting skills are important. This studio-based course offers drawing and painting tuition in a variety of media, progressing through to design requirements for printed textiles...
Taught by: Dominique L'Olive.
Whether you are working on paper or fabric based designs for development into textiles, good drawing and painting skills are important. This studio-based course offers drawing and painting tuition in a variety of media, progressing through to design requirements for printed textiles.
You will learn how to develop your ideas through drawing and painting and how to develop your research drawings into designs for printed textiles. The course will look at pattern, form, colour, design and repeats.
Who should take this course?
Beginners are most welcome, as are those who wish to return to the studio to explore new ideas.
After completing a degree in Fashion Textiles at Central Saint Martins, Dominique L'Olive moved on to be a studio manager where she developed and created designs for the UK, Japan and the US. She has since worked with many different companies such as the V&A, Jigsaw, Style Council and Dorothy Perkins, producing a range of textile designs. Dominique currently works as a freelance textile and surface pattern designer and teaches on a range of textile courses at the University of the Arts London.
Please bring with you to the first session:
- A4 sketchbook
- Glue stick
- Water jar
- Windsor & Newton Gouache Starter Pack or acrylics
- Selection of painting brushes
- Selection of coloured pencils
- Selection of coloured felt tips
- HB pencil
On this course you will be given a project brief to design a textile collection for a specific purpose.
In order to fulfil the brief in the time given it is essential that you conduct some preliminary visual research beforehand. So the most important part is to decide a theme which may be simple ie. flowers, fruit, or more abstract ie. time, space, movement, or an ethnic theme ie. Indian or African art, etc. Primarily the subject needs to be something that you find interesting. When you have decided upon your theme, gather together drawings, images from magazines or postcards, colours, small pieces of fabric, packaging etc - anything that you feel will inspire you and keep your interest during the course. These materials will be used to make a 'storyboard' which will form the basis of your design collection.