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Freehand Drawing For Textiles - Flowers

Freehand Drawing For Textiles - Flowers

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Kavita Kumari


This is a practical workshop for all levels from beginners to advanced students. Using flowers as the theme and inspiration for this course you will discover how to draw by observing shape, perspective, shadows, tone, pattern and depth. 

You will learn to dissect and identify the many layers within one single flower and draw that flower from several different angles.

Each stage of the course will contribute towards creating a series of strong images that can be used in textile design and developing these through to colour studies and abstract interpretations.

All work will be paper based, hand drawn and hand painted with a variety of medium including designers gouache, water colour paints and inks.

Please note that we will not be using computers on this course.

Level: All levels

Entry requirements: None

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

Tutor Description

Kavita Kumari, began her career as a freelance Print Designer in Fashion & Interiors, selling at Indigo, Premiere Vision and in New York to Calvin Klein after graduating from Central Saint Martins with a BA Honours in Textile Design: Print.  Kavita has since held several independent and collaborative exhibitions combining her skills as a Painter and Textile Designer, which led to commissions for Jujus and Village Underground for corporate events and new graduate designers. She maintains a strong connection with the UAL through her position as a Specialist Teaching and Learning Print & Dye Technician at London College of Art and Chelsea School of Art.  Kavita has a PG Cert in Higher Education and an MA in Academic Practice for Art, Design and Communication and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Kavita teaches Freehand Drawing for Textiles, Silk Screen and Hand Painting for Textiles, Natural Dyes and Fashion Design & Making Summer School (16 – 18 Year Olds) for UAL Short Courses.


Please bring with you to the first session:
  • Notebook/Sketchbook
  • Pencils 2B-8B
  • Charcoal
  • Black ink
  • Graphite
  • Eraser
  • Paint brushes
  • Masking tape
  • Paints and colouring pencils

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