Drawing and Painting for Textile Design (Online Short Course)
Drawing and painting are essential skills for textile designers, and this course will help you develop the techniques, confidence and inspiration you need to create your own original and unique designs. Through a series of practical projects, you will learn the process of generating ideas, experimenting with techniques and materials, creating motifs and personal styles, and developing these into finished paper designs.
- Primary visual research
- Identifying themes
- Colour palettes
- Freehand painting of motifs (flowers, etc.)
- Stencils and stamps
- Experimental mark-making
- Resists (masking fluid, wax)
- Designing a collection
By the end of the course you will have:
- Developed confidence in hands-on textile design
- Conducted visual research and created a mood board identifying your themes and motifs
- Discovered and used a range of painting and drawing techniques specifically designed for textile print
- Developed textile designs from initial ideas through to finished concepts
- Produced a portfolio of textile designs on paper that can contribute to further study in this subject area
Who is Drawing and Painting for Textile Design (Online) for
The course is perfect for aspiring textile designers, and anyone working in the textile field in non-design roles who wants to understand how textile designers work. It is also suitable for anyone who wants to bolster their interior design, textiles, fashion or fine art portfolios.
Level BeginnerPlease note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Why choose a CSM Online Short Course
Our online learning short courses allow you to experience Central Saint Martins wherever you are in the world. Additionally all CSM Online Short Courses include
- Live sessions with expert
- Lesson recordings
- Practical assignments
- Group feedback
- VLE with course content
- Forums for support
- 3 months online access
- CSM Certificate upon completion
Visit Frequently Asked Questions for further details about preparing for your online course, including any equipment you need.
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.
Online Short Course Materials
To take part in the Online sessions you will need:
- An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Firefox or Chrome)
- The latest version of Java installed on your device
- Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended)
- Strong Internet connection via WiFi or ethernet.
Course Specific Materials
You will need the following materials to complete this course
- AB, 2B, and 3B pencil
- Paper scissors, and a scalpel / craft knife
- Selection of acrylic paints, and watercolour inks
- Selection of paintbrushes including one flat 4cm acrylic brush
- Palette to mix paints and inks (well will be essential)
- Regular A4 cartridge paper (e.g. 90gsm)
- Liquid masking fluid and wax candles
n.b. Photoshop and other digital editing tools are not required (although students are welcome to experiment).