BECOME A TEXTILE DESIGNER

I regularly teach (both in one-two-one sessions or in small groups) Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills specifically for textile and surface pattern design using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator programmes, and I have just launched online video tutorials so you can learn these processes in your own time!

If you are interested in learning how to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for creating repeating patterns; such as block and half drop repeating patterns, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

My aim is not to charge the earth & give you the skills to work as a commercial freelance textile designer.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with April when she was a resident artist at the Sorting Office Studios during the period of EU funding as part of the Recreate project. April’s illustrations and surface design work is stunning, consistently of an excellent quality and she is a true professional. Whilst based at The Sorting Office, April led several very well received workshops and I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a practitioner, as a workshop leader or to undertake a commission.”

— Peter Davison Relationship Manager Creative Media Arts Council England

HOW MUCH KNOWLEDGE DO I NEED BEFOREHAND?

Each one-two-one session is tailored for each student, so please do let me know your current level of using these programmes. I can make them as in-depth or as basic as required; if you are a complete beginner, I am more than happy to provide initial beginners tutorials on how to use the programmes before we start to learn how to create repeating patterns.

WHERE & HOW CAN I GET THE TRAINING?

I am based in Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK, and I can provide training in the local area in your house on a one-two-one basis. Occasionally I run group sessions from the Sorting Office Studios in Eastleigh, Hampshire. 

CAN I LEARN ONLINE?

Yes! I also have created online videos to teach the process of creating repeating patterns - so if you are a bit further a field, you can watch the videos and learn in your own speed. For the one-two-one and group sessions, access to the videos is provided as part of the training package.


If you have been provided with access to the videos, please click below to access the online tutorials...