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About the Course
On this course you'll be introduced to floral design for fashion, textiles, interiors and decorative arts applications.
The course uniquely brings together trend awareness and floral design to build an exciting digital portfolio with accompanying sketches and paintings.
Whether you're already working in the design industry, hoping to pursue further academic studies or wishing to develop personal projects, this course will help you improve your drawing, design and computer skills.
During the course you will:
- undertake drawing and painting exercises
- make floral collages
- scan your work
- find online images to adapt
- create artwork using different colour palettes
- research trends and create inspiration moodboards.
The course will involve a visual demonstration introducing how floral prints work in the design industry, followed by drawing and painting workshops and some Photoshop technical work.
The course will be taught on PCs (but you are welcome to bring your own PC or Mac with Photoshop and a mouse if you prefer).
What will I gain?
By the end of the course, you will know how to research and develop a project, have new drawing, painting and CAD skills, and gained an understanding of floral prints in the world of design.
Entry requirement: You should know your way around a computer in terms of file saving and other basic functions. Professional or academic experience in any design discipline is required.
Tutor profile: John Piper is a practicing designer, artist and university lecturer.
He has a background in film and television special effects, and created sets and models for Thomas the Tank Engine.
John has worked on many high profile productions including the Judge Dredd movie, BBC2 animations, Madame Tussauds and Lindor Chocolate (to name just a few).
He worked at Kodak Research Laboratories for fifteen years as an innovator and design manager.
Whilst there, he developed new concept products that included technologies such as face recognition, geographic tagging and advanced forms of human computer interactions.
He was responsible for the design of consumer products within Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle Eastern Region.
He was recently the artist-in-residence at the University of Cambridge’s Department of Veterinary Medicine, where he created a series of artwork celebrating the research of the department.
His artistic practice produces artwork for the hotel sector, which includes many Hilton hotels around the world.
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Modern accommodation is available a short walk from our studios and is available to those booked on to a summer school course for an additional fee.
Accommodation can be booked online via the link above.
If you have mobility issues, please let us know in advance so that we can be sure to accommodate your needs.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
One week of quality tuition with an experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Maximum class size: 12
This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.