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: Kangan Arora and Linda Florence
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
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
Linda Florence has produced bespoke hand printed wallpaper and installation artwork for numerous companies including Ted Baker, Dow Jones Architects, Habitat, Museum of Arts and Design New York, Random House Books, Swarovski, The National Trust and Victoria and Albert Museum. She also is a Senior Lecturer in BA Textile Design at Central Saint Martins.
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 is suitable for students of all levels.