Creating Textile Design Collections (Online)

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In this online course, you will learn how to apply textile design skills to create coordinated collections of soft furnishing items, tied together by your unique design elements. This course is ideal for students with some textile design experience, who want to tackle larger projects, or even prepare a collection to present to a retailer...

Taught by: Dominique L'Olive.

Description

In this online course, you will learn how to apply textile design skills to create coordinated collections of soft furnishing items, tied together by your unique design elements. This course is ideal for students with some textile design experience, who want to tackle larger projects, or even prepare a collection to present to a retailer. By the end of the course you will produce two textile design collections.

During the course you will learn a range of techniques to help you make your ideas visually exciting, fresh and current. Each week you will explore, discover and experiment with new techniques, as well as engage in group discussions to find out what makes good designs and collections, how to communicate an idea visually, and ultimately how to work more professionally and even start your own practice. 

This course is the follow up to Drawing and Painting for Textile Design.

Topics covered:

  • Research and development of ideas
  • Painting techniques
  • How to start a new collection
  • How to create engaging portfolio layouts
  • How to create and design a repeat
  • How to print on fabric manually
  • Foiling on paper

Learning outcomes:
At the end of this course, you will be confident in creating a textile design collection from start to finish. You will have created two collections to be used in your portfolio using strong visual layouts that will greatly improve the visual communication of your ideas, concepts and designs, ready to be presented to top retailers and manufacturers.

Who should attend:
Anyone with a basic knowledge of textile design, drawing and painting for textile, pattern or mark making.

Recommended Publications:

  • MIXMAG magazine
  • SELVEDGE magazine

Course Schedule - 8 weeks: 1.5 hours of live class per week

Week 1
Introduction to the course
Starting research and further development of ideas

Week 2
Drawing ideas from moodboard
Examine and discover new painting techniques

Week 3
Let’s get going: starting a collection

Week 4
Discover new layouts
How to create and design a repeat

Week 5
New technique: ways to print on fabric without screen printing or digital process

Week 6
Review of collection
New technique: foiling on paper

Week 7
Creation and design of second collection

Week 8
Review final collection
How to further your concepts, designs and collections

Please note this course is being delivered on UK time.To view more information and a live UK clock, please follow this link: http://www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/uk/london

Please refer to your joining instructions about getting set up for your first session.
Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here:
http://www.arts.ac.uk/csm/courses/short-courses/short-courses-online/frequently-asked-questions/



Tutor information

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.


Materials

Please bring to your first session:

  • A3 sketchbook
  • A selection of paint brushes
  • Palette
  • Inks
  • Acrylic paints
  • Scissors
  • Scalpel


Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
15/02/2017 - 05/04/2017Wednesday13:30 - 15:008 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket
25/05/2017 - 13/07/2017Thursday18:30 - 20:008 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket