Lesson 1: Drawing for Pattern Design (Part 1 of 2)

$25.00 $20.00

How do you begin to imagine a textile design for a repeat pattern and how can you explore mark making, texture, and emotion to create a textile for your clothing or environment? Learn to create a mood board, design a motif, and use drawing skills to express your design concepts. This pre-recorded video lesson allows you to work at your own pace. Start and stop the lesson according to your schedule. A teacher or individual could adopt this lesson into several days of exercises or one intensive day of learning. 


Instructor: Ash Limés Castellana

This is part 1 of 2 online lessons exploring pattern design for screenprinting at FWM. This lesson is meant to be completed before “Singular Image to Endless Pattern” (learn more here). 

Lesson 1 includes: 

  • Video tutorial (30 min) 
    • Introduction to repeat patterns, applications, print design careers, and screenprinting 
    • Drawing techniques for screenprinting 
    • How to make a mood board 
    • How to make a motif 
  • PDF with slides and links to resources 

Materials Needed:  

  • Pencil 
  • Eraser
  • 2 sheets of 8.5” x 11” paper 
  • Tape/ glue 
  • Black drawing materials (pen, ink, crayon, charcoal, etc.)  
  • Old magazines or books 
  • Scissors or x-acto knives  
  • Ruler