Illustrator for textile design I

Course Dates: 18/11/21 - 16/12/21
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
Practise basic drawing using Adobe Illustrator tools to turn simple lines, shapes and colours into design elements for textile design. Learn vector-based skills using digital software developing ideas. Turn simple lines, shapes and colours into design elements for textile design. Suitable for beginners although basic computer skills are required.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £127.00

Course Code: VW300

Thu, eve, 18 Nov - 16 Dec '21

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

This course is a short introduction to understanding the creative potential of Adobe Illustrator in textile design. While learning digital drawing skills we explore shape, and experiment with colour to compose elements ideal for creating motifs and pattern.
This course is also perfect for students, artists and designers who already have ideas and designs on paper but do not have the technical knowledge to transform them into digital files.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- Understand the potential for Adobe Illustrator for textile design
- Using navigation and toolbar
- Creating shapes
- Using the Pen tool understanding stroke and fill
- Using Shape Builder and Pathfinder tool to combine and divide
- Creating and exporting Artboards
- Understand how to create a motif using design elements
- Pattern swatches
- Understanding textile patterns.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Produce and save a range of digital artwork for future development
- Use various tools to create basic shapes and transform shapes
- Use the pen tool to create and manipulate curves.
- Apply pattern and colour to work
- Print off any artwork onto digital paper.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introduction to Illustrator for beginners
The course is perfect for students, artists and designers who already have ideas and designs on paper but do not have the technical knowledge to transform them into digital files.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including, short presentations, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and handouts. You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, handouts and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
You may be set some homework to do between the classes to develop your designs and drawings.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Ideally you will have your own access to Adobe Creative Cloud at home for any projects you wish to work on.
You may also wish to have a notebook in class to make your own reference notes.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

City Lit offers a range of courses in Digital Textiles and Contemporary Crafts where you can explore the possibilities of your learning so far. Please browse the website to view our upcoming courses.

Kirsty Kirkpatrick

Kirsty Kirkpatrick is a designer-maker whose innovative, pattern-based designs have appeared at Berlin Fashion Week, The British Council, Tate Modern and Royal Academy of Arts. Her work puts social responsibility and ethical thinking at its heart, and has featured in, amongst others, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Observer. Kirsty studied Constructed Textiles at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art & Design, Dundee, and is an alum of Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. She has spoken at the London Design Festival and internationally for WGSN on design development trends and insight for the fashion and interiors industry. Kirsty merges the old with new, specialising in process; applying digital and new technologies with traditional hand making. She teaches textile design using Photoshop and Illustrator and, laser cutting. Her experience of teaching adults is wide ranging from lecturing to delivering workshops, and she has a passion for using her expertise to help others develop their skills, achieve their potential and transform their lives. Her approach is highly supportive, collaborative and hands on. Expect to experiment...and to have fun.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.