In this 3 hour class, you will learn the fundamentals of fabric and surface pattern design.
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In the second half of the class, you will create a simple black and white repeat by hand with pencil and tracing paper. This is not a computer class but I will show you how you can use your design to upload to sites like Spoonflower and create your own fabric or wallpaper.
Skill level: This is a beginners class. No prior experience in fabric design or drawing skills necessary. You will learn some basics techniques that you can use to explore further on your own no matter what your computer skills are.
What to bring: A picture or drawing for inspiration, or your sketchbook. Think about what would look good as a repeat pattern.
Cost includes all drawing materials and a little handbook with all the info covered in the class for reference.
Instructor: Lucie Duclos is a local graphic and surface pattern designer, illustrator, teacher and mixed media artist. She designed and manufactured her own line of children's clothing under the “Zookini” label and has been one of the top 8 winners of the fabric8 contest sponsored by Robert Kaufman, Moda Fabrics and Spoonflower. She has done packaging and illustration work for Harry & David, Smith & Hawken, Danone, Salesforce and Rolland Paper among others. She also published 2 coloring books and turned her coloring pages into a collection of line drawing fabric designs for Spoonflower. She teaches workshops online and in person. duclosdesign.com
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