Illustrator for textile design II

Course Dates: 15/04/21 - 06/05/21
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
Expand your knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, creating intricate and decorative elements for textile design. Use a range of drawing and brush tools refining your skills, developing colour, contrast and pattern. Ideal for textile designers or artists interested in vector based repeat patterns.
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
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 £105.00

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Course Code: VW310

Finished Thu, eve, 15 Apr - 06 May '21

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This is a short fun intensive course understanding the creative potential of Adobe Illustrator for textile repeat pattern design. While developing your digital drawing skills we explore design fundamentals while creating a series of mathematical repeats using your own inspiration or artwork.

You will need to have access to Adobe Illustrator for this course. If you do not have the software City Lit can provide a temporary license that will last for the duration of this course. If you require a license please email a week before the course is due to start. Please visit this link to check the software and hardware requirements for downloading the Adobe software:

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?

- Develop your knowledge of Adobe Illustrator for textile design
- Understanding the difference of repeat patterns structures
- Contrasting form, line and colour into complex repeat patterns, using alignment tools, pattern options and pattern tile tool
- Manipulating elements or objects using transformation tools, subtraction tools and colour tools
- Develop your own pattern swatch library to create tiles, use as pattern fills or develop full complex layered repeats.

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

- Develop motifs/artwork into repeat pattern designs
- Learn to create block, half-drop, all-over seamless and diamond structure repeat patterns
- Change colour from original artwork saving a range of digital artwork for future development.

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

- This is for anyone who is confident using Adobe Illustrator, but may be new to repeat pattern design for print
- You must be able to navigate around the workspace of the programme save files and work confidently
- Confident to draw and create a basic motif in Illustrator and understand the basic principles of repeats.

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

- This course taught online using Zoom with live technical demonstrations, Q&A, group discussions, with practical activities
- You will need to login into our Google Classroom before our sessions starts where all course materials will be stored
- You will 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?

- You should bring a variety of digital artwork/motifs, ready for you to use on your computer to share with the class
- A notepad and pen to take notes during our sessions
- The more drawing content you bring, the more opportunity you have to learn the process
- Using headphones with microphones will block out all room noise in live sessions
- You will require a good broadband connection as mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle will not provide sufficient bandwidth during live sessions.

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

Have a browse of our other digital textile design courses on the links above.

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.