TUTOR: KATIE SMITH
Textile design is central to the worlds of fashion and interiors. In this course, you will develop a personal creative identity in pattern design and learn how to screen-print these concepts using simple stencilling and masking techniques. You will gain an understanding of the professional context and practice of textile design and learn the technical skills required to articulate your ideas.
Katie Smith, textile designer from Smitten Design, will introduce you to a designer’s approach and process by sharing her knowledge of innovative and contemporary designs for fashion and interiors.
By the end of the course, you will have produced a collection of printed samples, developed ideas through drawing and learning about pattern repeats, created your own colour pallets and mood-board as well as learnt how to mix dye colours and experimented with different textile printing methods.
Note from Tutor:
It is recommended that students enrolled in this class are committed to attending every class.
For an idea of what could be done during this course, in terms of fashion textile design or homeware textile design, have a look at this page recommended by Katie.
MOST MATERIAL INCLUDED IN THE FEE
Equipment provided to use during the class: screens and squeegee, screen printing ink, a sheet of stencil film, the use of photosensitive emulsion (optional) and 2m of calico per student.
Each student will have a set amount of binder and ink which will be more than enough for a project. If the students need more they can purchase extra material directly to the tutor.
Students will be able to purchase extra calico (per meter) and OHP paper (per sheet) directly from Katie.
THE 6 WEEKS COURSE WILL RUN FROM TUESDAY EVENING 6 MARCH TO 10 APRIL
EACH CLASS WILL START AT 6PM AND FINISH AT 9PM.
About Katie Smith:
Katie Smith has been working with fabric in one way or another all my life. From clothes to interiors to conceptual art, she has always been fascinated by the power of fabric to transform places, spaces and people. Katie works in her studio in West Auckland, where she is inspired by the wild mash-up of urban industrial spaces and the forest clad Waitakere ranges. She loves synthesising these disparate influences into printable motifs.
Katie relishes in the uniqueness of hand printing and exploring its numerous possibilities. She graduated with an M.A in Textile Art from Goldsmiths University of London, in 1995, and prior to this, she studied textiles at Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin. She likes to keep her work simple, spontaneous and contemporary. She loves sharing her knowledge and passion for textiles and has run numerous print workshops for adult and children.
TUESDAY 6 PM – 9 PM
$350.00 PER TERM (material included)
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL - ENROLMENT FOR TERM 2 WILL OPEN AT EASTER
Click on this link if you want to go on the waiting list for Term 1
- Please read the short courses frequently asked questions and the courses terms and conditions.
- A material list will be sent with the enrolment confirmation email.
- This course will run in Term: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4. Please check the 2018 Continuing Education Calendar for the terms dates.
For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.