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.
In addition to these sessions on campus, there'll also be an online after-care session with your tutor and the group to discuss any technical questions you have.
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.
Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Art and Design on the City Campus.
You will have access to a Computer Aided Design (CAD) suite equipped with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, as well as space to work on your hand-drawn designs.
You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.
Tutor Profile: Catherine Wise has combined working as a designer with teaching and training in the fashion and textiles sector.
After graduating with a degree in textile design from Nottingham Trent University, she went into industry working with suppliers and retailers such as Paul Smith, Ted Baker, Fat Face, Boden, George, New Look, Ben Sherman and Mothercare.
Catherine currently works as an associate lecturer specialising in digital design skills.
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Need accommodation for the summer?
You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms.
Information on booking accommodation can be provided once your place on the course is confirmed.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
One week of quality tuition with an experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Maximum class size: 12
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