The SURFACE 1°22 Design School offers specific project-based courses that fill the gap between hobbyist workshops and accredited training. Short courses are affordable as hours are compacted by eliminating assessment and providing practice-led teaching and teaching. Our intimate classes are designed for participants of all abilities. Discover how to transform traditional art into 100% original surface patterns designs with hands-on, practical and skills-based teaching.
We’d love to see you at one of our introductory Paper Pattern Print workshops or Textile and Surface Pattern Design short courses hosted by Ink & Spindle in Abbotsford Convent. Emily is also available for private tuition and have been invited to teach at various spaces and places including secondary schools and universities in Australia, Singapore and London.
Textile & Surface Pattern Design short courses
Built up over eight weeks this short course offers a comprehensive overview of surface design, starting with traditional art-making and digital skills using Adobe Photoshop. We’ll study colour theory and colourisation techniques, as well as research and analyse trends. We’ll look at the differences in design between home product and fashion textiles and how to design for a market segment.
This immersive is perfect for those wanting a holistic overview of textile and surface design practices, geared towards professional development. Our Textile & Surface Pattern Design course is a practical, hands-on learning experience. We welcome your questions. We will go slow when you need help. We will share everything we can to quench that creative curiosity!
Perfect for: Those wanting a more holistic overview of surface design and to perfect their technique.
Course sizes: 4 – 6 people
Duration: 24 hours (3 hrs/ week over 8 weeks)
What’s provided: All art-making materials, inspiration books, images and colour guides, research materials and refreshments.
What you’ll get out of it: Begin building a portfolio with the surface designs you create, or print them onto fabric, products or garments.
What to bring: A computer with Adobe Creative Suite CS6 or CC software installed, and a healthy thirst for knowledge!
Payment Plans: 50% deposit required when booking through WeTeachme. Payment plans are available on request.
More information: If you have any further questions, please do get in touch with Emily via email@example.com
This course is THE BEST. I feel so much more confident being creative plus using Photoshop and producing artworks. Emily is a fantastic teacher and I highly recommend the course! – Caitlin, 2018
The Digital Textile Design Boot Camp was an excellent way to begin to work with Photoshop to design textiles. Some prior knowledge of photoshop is helpful. Emily is an excellent teacher and communicator and she made the course fun and engaging. She was also patient as we experimented with different aspects of design. The course was thorough and the notes provided are invaluable for future use . Emily also provided delicious snacks and tea and coffee to keep us going. – Mary, 2018
Emily has created a short course that is custom tailored to individual needs, no matter what experience level. She is so engaging and welcomed us into her studio space which felt more like hanging out at a friend’s place, rather than a classroom! Within the course, Emily helped me uncover my strengths and gave me the confidence to create my own patterns, in my own style. There was no question left unanswered and I was given a great insight into the surface pattern design industry. I would highly recommend Emily and her course to anyone! – Victoria, 2017
After completing the short course I feel more confident using Adobe Photoshop to build repeat patterns, and have an understanding of the digital printing process.Emily has created a learning environment that is warm and inspiring, where creativity is encouraged to blossom. The intimate class size meant that the content was tailored to me and I had the opportunity to ask a million questions. Perhaps the most valuable thing I took from this course was the opportunity to pick Emily’s brain for helpful tips, industry knowledge and gain an insight into her own creative process. Highly recommend! – Marianne, 2017
Having not ever opened or used Photoshop before, to using it with confidence and comfort within the 8 week program, I was both surprised and thrilled. I have always been intimidated by the program but curious to give it a go. The class size was perfect and enough ‘attention’ given to each student depending on their needs. The working environment was comfortable and relaxed from the moment we arrived. Emily was professional, but also friendly and approachable. – Deb, 2017
Paper Pattern Print workshops
Immerse yourself in creative play during one of our Paper Pattern Print workshops. Learn how to design original motifs and basic units by hand, then digitise these into repeat patterns using a smartphone or tablet. We’ll play with scale and repetition and create gorgeous surface design artwork and ready-to-go digital files for printing your designs onto paper, fabric, fashion and home products.
Perfect for: Beginners wanting a hands-on, simple surface design experience or to gain a new hobby.
Workshop sizes: 4 – 12 people
Duration: 3 hours
What’s provided: All art-making materials, inspiration books, images and colour guides, and refreshments.
What you’ll get out of it: Take home up to six designs that you can print onto fabric via websites like Next State and Spoonflower, or directly onto products or garments. Get creative and connect with new people in a fun, nurturing environment.
What to bring: A Smartphone or Tablet and a sense of adventure!
Private workshops: We are available Monday, Wednesday or weekends to deliver to this workshop at your school, home or workplace. Get in touch with Emily via firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Paper Pattern Print was a great workshop- we all enjoyed ourselves, and learnt some new skills! Everyone was at different levels of learning, but Emily was very calm and generous with her knowledge and skills-helping us on an individual basis when we needed it. Thanks Emily! – Megan, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed the paper pattern print workshop. It was fun, quite therapeutic and I took home some wonderful new skills and ideas. Emily is very knowledgeable in surface pattern design and is an excellent teacher 🙂 – Lauren, 2018
This was such a great workshop! Emily was a lovely, patient teacher. I couldn’t believe how much we learnt in such a short time. I can’t wait for the next one! I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in surface design. – Robyn, 2018
Thanks Emily you clever lady. Fun, super creative vibes at the Paper Pattern Print workshop at Mono Store, Busselton. – Cristina, 2015
Had a fun morning with the sensai and a bunch of cool cats learning all about turning my scribbles into surface design. Thanks to Paper Mountain for having us. – Ruby, 2015
Spent this morning drawing cool patterns and fun squiggles at the Paper Pattern Print workshop run by SURFACE 1°22. Thank you so much for such a fun, creative and colourful workshop – Kelsie, 2015
We LOVE taking our workshops on the road. Supported by hosts in London, Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Busselton and Wagga Wagga we have taught hundreds of adults, tweens and everyone in-betweens!! Here’s a sweet clip from one of our Paper Pattern Print workshops in Perth – part of Perth Fashion Festival’s cultural programme and supported by Paper Mountain and Propel Youth Arts WA…
PAST WORKSHOPS | THAMES BARRIER PRINT STUDIO LONDON | BW FURNITURE SINGAPORE | TALKING TEXTILES SINGAPORE | CURTIN FASHION HUB PERTH | TEA FOR TU NORTHBRIDGE | STIRLING ST ARTS CENTRE BUNBURY | MONO STORE BUSSELTON | THE SKILLSMITHERY LEEDERVILLE | PROPEL YOUTH ARTS WA | PAPER MOUNTAIN NORTHBRIDGE | PERTH FASHION FESTIVAL CULTURAL PROGRAMME | MOCKINGBIRD THREADS MARGARET RIVER | LA SALLE COLLEGE MIDDLE SWAN | BELRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL BELDON | URBAN COUTURE CITY OF JOONDALUP | TREE1 FLINDERS MORNINGTON | CITY OF WAGGA WAGGA | WORK-SHOP MELBOURNE | THE CLASSROOM HAWTHORN EAST | BUSTLE STUDIOS SYDNEY | NEWSTEAD STUDIOS BRISBANE | LAND DE KOMMUNE CLIFTON HILL | INK & SPINDLE ABBOTSFORD CONVENT