Textile Design drawings

February 4, 2024
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Whether you are working on paper or fabric based designs for development into textiles, good drawing and painting skills are important. This online course offers drawing and painting tuition in a variety of media, progressing through to design requirements for printed textiles. You will learn how to develop your ideas through drawing and painting and how to develop your research drawings into designs for printed textiles. The course will look at pattern, form, colour, design and repeats. Beginners are most welcome, as are those who wish to return to the studio to explore new ideas.At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Source and conduct visual research for a textile design
  • Record in a sketchbook how to create a textile print using a variety of paint techniques
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of how to develop a textile design from initial idea through to finished concept


Certificate of Attendance

Programme Structure

Course Schedule - 8 weeks: 1.5 hours of live class per week
  • 1st week - Introduction/overview: Primary visual research and Identify a theme
  • 2nd week - Let's start drawing and sketching from moodboard
  • 3rd week - Creating a palette and thinking about colour
  • 4th week - Putting a ground down: How to draw a flower and a leaf
  • 5th week - Creating a stamp and stencilling
  • 6th week - Creating a pattern and looking at layouts
  • 7th week - Designing a collection
  • 8th week - Finishing touches, how to embellish and a digital critique
Please note this course is being delivered on UK time


After completing a degree in Fashion Textiles at Central Saint Martins, Dominique L'Olive moved on to be a studio manager where she developed and created designs for the UK, Japan and the US. She has since worked with many different companies such as the V&A, Jigsaw, Style Council and Dorothy Perkins, producing a range of textile designs. Dominique currently works as a freelance textile and surface pattern designer and teaches on a range of textile courses at the University of the Arts London.

Source: www.shortcoursesportal.com
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