Our Textile & Surface Pattern Design Short Course is hosted by design educator and SURFACE 1°22 founder Emily Wills.
Back by popular demand, we are offering our Textile & Surface Pattern Design short course over four Saturdays to accommodate full timers, teacher and lecturers! Built up over a total of 20 hours, this immersive offers a comprehensive overview of textile and surface design, starting with art-making and digital skills. We’ll study colour theory and colorisation 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.
Research suggests it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill. But Josh Kaurfman suggests it only takes twenty hours to learn a new skill. Our Textile & Surface Pattern Design course is a practical, hands-on learning experience. While we love online learning, sometimes it helps to have clear instruction from someone in the room to communicate with one-on-one. We welcome your questions. We will go slow when you need help or a reminder. We will share everything we can to quench that creative thirst!
9:30am – 3:30pm, Saturday 14th April (Research / Art Making / Motif Design / Hand Colourisation)
9:30am – 3:30pm, Saturday 21st April (Market Segments / Colour Trends / Colour Theory)
9:30am – 3:30pm, Saturday 28th April (Digitisation / Digital Colorisation / Basic Units / Block & Mirror Repeats)
9:30am – 3:30pm, Saturday 5th May (Drop & All-over Repeats / Preparing Artwork for Digital Print)
- All art making materials
- Inspiration books, images and colour guides
- Refreshments, tea & coffee
What you need to provide?
- A smartphone or tablet
- A laptop with Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS6 or CC
Payment Plans available – please get in contact with us to arrange alternative billing options.
Please note that our Carlton home studio is on the fourth floor and this property does not have a lift, this may not be appropriate for individuals with limited mobility.
What do past participants say about our Short Courses?
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 Ward, 2017
Emily has created a learning environment that is warm and inspiring, where creativity is encouraged to blossom. 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. 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 Duval, 2017
If this workshop sounds like a hoot, but you are not available across these dates – please get in contact with us regarding future workshops and private tuition options.
Alternatively, if you’ve got a larger or more select group – Emily can run a Private Workshop at a location of your choice, or on a day of your preference.