Summer Study Abroad - Textile Design
This 3 week course will take students from 2D design to 3D construction of textiles for fashion. Studio and workshop sessions will be complemented by visits to places of interest, such as galleries and textile retailers...more information below
Taught by: Jessica Chan and Kangan Arora
This 3 week course will take students from 2D design to 3D construction of textiles for fashion. Studio and workshop sessions will be complemented by visits to places of interest, such as galleries and textile retailers.
Week 1 will concentrate on building design and research skills and understanding the role of the textile designer. Attention will be paid to developing your research with shop, museum and studio visits. You will be creating your artwork through primary and secondary research.
Week 2 will be based in the workshop creating handmade textiles using techniques such as hand painting, silkscreen printing and dyeing. We will be using processes that are suitable for Fashion and Interior.
Week 3 will be a continuation of Week 2 and we will also be exploring processes suitable for the Heatpress.
Learn more about Study Abroad at CSM by visiting the Study Abroad webpage
Jessica Chan is a Textile Designer based in South London and has obtained a Masters in Textile Design Course at Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2011 specialising in silkscreen printing, exhaust print and dye methods using natural dyes. Producing fashion accessories, Chan is mainly influenced by colour and texture within her design practice and has an innovative and technical approach to textiles. She continues to develop her ideas whilst working at Wimbledon College of Art and also collaborates with Fashion and Textile Designers.
Kangan Arora is a contemporary textile designer and freelance photographer based in North London. She graduated from the BA (Hons) Textile Design course at Central Saint Martins in 2009 and currently combines her own practice with working on the short courses at CSM. Kangan's work draws inspiration from vibrant Indian street culture and life on the highways to create beautiful, striking, handcrafted products for the home. www.kanganaroradesign.com
Please bring with you to the first session:
- Sketchbook (A3 or A4 size)
- Drawing equipment – Pencils, a variety of black ink pens that are of various thicknesses
- Fabric samples that inspire you and that you want to work on (must be either silk, cotton, viscose or wool)
- Please bring bring any images, drawings, magazine cut outs and photos that inspire you. This will form the theme or basic research when creating the artwork and should be brought for the first session
This course requires prior experience in Fashion.
In order to assess your suitability for this course, please complete the following questions and email them to the Short Course office before booking. You can email your answers directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Where are you currently studying fashion?
2. What interests you most about this course?
3. What do you hope to get from this course?
4. What are your plans for the future?
5. Who is your favourite fashion designer?
6. What made you want to study fashion?