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Design A T-Shirt Weekend

Design A T-Shirt Weekend

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Kiren Passi


On this experimental weekend course you will be introduced to principles of T-shirt design. The course will help you design a T-shirt through researching, developing fabric samples of bonded material and then attaching them to a T-shirt to help visualise your finished design.

At the beginning of the course, some time will be spent gathering research in a local gallery under the tutor's guidance to help you experiment with mark-making and embellishment, translating abstract images into all-over repeats and placements. You will then be encouraged to push the boundaries of the basic T-shirt through fabric manipulation and paying attention to detailing and finishes.

Topics covered

  • Researching in a gallery
  • Artwork development
  • Surface fabric design
  • Creating samples for a t-shirt

Who should take this course?

This course is aimed anyone wishing to dip into fashion/ textiles over a weekend. At the end of the weekend you will have a sketchbook of research, sample developing and a piece of bonded material.

Level: Beginners


Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Kiren Passi is a luxury Fashion Designer who trained at Christian Dior in Paris and subsequently worked as a womenswear Designer in London, Italy and New York. Kiren’s extensive International Fashion Experience has meant she has engaged with craft communities across the world including Bali, India, Nepal, Japan and Hong Kong.
One of CSM’s PG Certified and long standing short course tutors, teaching at CSM for over 10 years, Kiren’s Fashion and Textile education includes a BA Hon’s from UAL and an MA from the prestigious Royal College of Art. She was awarded a Swarovski design prize in 2016.


Please bring the following with you to the first session:

  • Pencils (variety of thicknesses)
  • Fine liner pens (variety of thicknesses)
  • Any jersey material you wish to use for sampling
  • Any materials you wish to embellish your t-shirts with
  • Needle and thread (white/ black)

Available dates