10 Week Introduction to Pattern Design for Product (Oct 2019) — Overview
Love producing beautiful drawings but have no idea how to make them into products? Interested in the design process from artwork to product? Want to add another skill to expand your creative business?
This course is for anyone who wishes to gain a general understanding of how original artwork and drawings can make its way from paper to product. You will learn how to transform your own drawn images into a motif and design for print. We will also touch on colour, trend, scale and their application when creating your patterns. It offers the chance to experience a brief insight in the design process through a combination of informal taught sessions, finishing with you creating your own fabric and product, in your own design.
Focusing on Adobe Photoshop, you will learn how to generate a repeat pattern design and by the end of the course you will have the ability to recognise successful patterns and know how to create artwork and prepare it for production.
Location: Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place
Start Time: 17:45
End Time: 20:45
Start Date: 01/10/2019
End Date: 10/12/2019
What is a pattern and what are its end uses? Intro into pattern design and the pattern design process - geometric v’s abstract forms etc. Inspiration sourcing - visual research and development of ideas.
Creating mood boards and themes. Colour and Trend - exploring current trends as well as sourcing inspirational artwork and drawing techniques to help you gain inspiration for your own design.
Mark making and drawing to create artwork for your design - exploration with props including foliage etc. Painting techniques and colour mixing.
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop: Selecting and Layering Tools. Preparing an image by scanning and cleaning and motif placement for technical repeat. Changing colour ways.
Final fabric design printed to be made into Lampshades. Exploration of fabric finishes i.e foiling.
This course is suitable for beginners and improvers. Whether you wish to study this subject for your own interest or wish to apply to further courses, the course will provide you with an ideal opportunity to gain a good knowledge of pattern and how it can be applied to a variety of product.
Materials and Equipment
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.
Tutor Profile: Charlotte Beevor
This course will be lead by Charlotte Beevor - an award-winning designer with a love of colour! Charlotte's background is in surface pattern and styling and she has designed and launched a variety of high profile collaborations and products with companies such as; Made.com, Sofa.com, Hillary's Blinds and Marks and Spencer. Charlotte lectures part-time on the BA (Hons) Interior Design, Decoration & Styling programme whilst running her own design studio. She is passionate about colour and pattern and the positive affects it can have on both people and spaces.