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Plymouth College of Art - 5 Week Printed Textile Design for Improvers
Thu, 27 Apr 2017, 18:00 – Thu, 25 May 2017, 21:00 BST
The course will introduce the students to some practical and design techniques. The focus of the course will be to look at repeat pattern and to allow students to develop their own project and create a 2 colour repeating pattern using the techniques learnt. This course is led by Vicky and Theo of Thorody; a printed textiles brand stocked in high end stores such as Heals and featured in magazines such as Elle Decor, Country Living and Interiors.
Location: Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 21:00
Start Date: 27/04/17
End Date: 25/05/17
Week 1 - Design technique: A brief look at simple to more complex ways of making a repeat pattern. Practical technique: Drawing exercises.
Week 2 - Design technique: Student should have a rough design ready for this week. We will look at use of jog lines, registration, proving a repeat pattern. Practical technique: – coating screens.
Weeks 3 - Coating screens. Examine test prints, alter, correct, tweak, perfect.
Week 4 - Project time
Week 5 - Project time
Materials and Equipment
Demonstration or materials for experimentation will be provided free of charge but you may be required to purchase your own materials in order to complete your personal creative projects. Please wear old clothes/an overall or apron and strong, flat, closed-toe footwear. You should bring drawing tools, a sketchbook or notepad, rubber gloves and an apron.
Please note that all courses are subject to student numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. Plymouth College of Art reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient student numbers are recruited.