Textile design/repeat and colourways.
I am a commercial textile/surface pattern designer with a wealth of information that spans 40 years. This includes selling to manufacturers and at design trade fairs in USA/NY as well as Europe. My main expertise is furnishing textiles and I taught at Manchester Uni and many colleges, subjects such as surface pattern and textile design. This includes design for greetings cards, all stationery/ ceramics and any other surface that you can put a pattern on! I teach how to put a design into repeat and make colourways as well as making the design. This is not a craft-based course although you can use the information I offer to make designs and objects which are visually appealing in a commercial light. I run these weekends on demand and there is accommodation available also but not included in the cost here. I have a vast library of inspirational images and designs which I use to illustrate aspects of design. If you have no experience of this subject then I can design the weekend so it's basic and go over the use of painting in Gouache - the paint all designers use, as well as how to make a simple repeat that will enable you to come away with a finished design. The course runs by demand and can be adapted to specific subjects.
What's included in the price?
Tea/coffee biscuits. Lunch - Delicious soup and Bakery bread.
I have taught painting and design for nearly 40 years. I have my own practice and sell my work in various galleries and shows. My experience is that anyone can paint and draw if they are shown in a way they understand and practical information only makes sense if it's practised! I am enthusiastic and empathetic, I understand how some learners just cannot get past ' I can't paint' - let me prove you wrong! My teaching experience ranges from local art groups to University level and special needs
- Accommodation offered
- Tutor can travel
- Public transport
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for all abilities
- Corporate days out & team building
- Daytime (weekdays)
- UK Holiday