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Surface decoration transforms plain homewares into desirable items that appeal strongly to different groups of consumers, and so skilled surface and pattern designers play a vital role in the homewares and ceramics retail sector.
In this online course you will gain an insight into how to create and design patterns, through practical experimentation with a range of hand-painting techniques. These mimic traditional pot decoration techniques, and can be used to create patterns for interiors, wallpapers, and homewares.
You will start with visual research, learning where to find inspiration, how to recognise trends and decor styles, and how to develop these inputs into distinctive palettes and motifs. Then you will create experimental designs with different techniques, and develop these into layouts, patterns, and a collection which can be displayed in a portfolio.
Every lesson is interactive and practical, and you will learn through Q&A, hands-on making, and tutor feedback on your work.
By the end of the course you will have;
Who is Designing for Surface Decoration Online Short Course for?
This course is perfect for anyone with an interest in surface decoration and homewares, either as a designer from another field who wants to start creating in this space, or as a hobbyist.
All our Online Short Courses include:
Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.
Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.
Online Short Course Materials
To take part in the Online sessions you will need:
Course Specific Materials
You will need the following materials to complete this course
n.b. Photoshop and other digital editing tools are not required (although students are welcome to experiment).
This online short course is an introduction to designing patterns and surface decoration for items in the home. Youll create your own designs through experimenting with print, layout and different surface textures.