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Explore new techniques, get fresh ideas and fill your portfolio with eye-catching new work in the third annual “Summer of Creativity” in the

Textile Design Lab.


On this journey you’ll discover….

Fresh ideas that will keep you feeling inspired, productive and engaged in your creative process.

Online community activities within a supportive community of designers.

Are you ready to watch your creativity soar?

The Summer of Creativity

July 16th- September 7th


Each week we’ll explore a new pattern style from around the world and uncover the history of the style, it’s relevance in today’s marketplace and techniques and tutorials to get you started on your journey.


Our Textile Design Lab team is always on the lookout for new “go-to techniques” and pattern styles that allow us to create more creative artwork that appeals to clients and buyers. We know these techniques will do the same for you!


Tutorials include:

Introducing

Watercolor Techniques for creating unique patterns

Using Procreate to Create Intricate Floral or Fauna Patterns*

Putting Painterly Plaids Into a Technical Repeat*

Using Adobe Capture to Create Bold, Two-Color Patterns

Creating Patterns with Handmade Stamps

Creating Unique Stripes that Catch the Attention of Buyers*

Designing Innovative Camouflage Patterns*

Creating Nursery Collections for the Quilting Market

In addition to these design tutorials designers will also receive a weekly design brief, a weekly one-hour design challenge, invitations to weekly show-and-tell events and the opportunity to be featured on the Pattern Observer blog.

Creative exploration is essential to being a thriving artist

Summer of Creativity is held within the Textile Design Lab membership community and includes...

To register for this members-only course, pay just $49.00/month to start your membership. No commitment. Cancel anytime.

  • 8 design tutorials that will introduce you to new ways of creating dynamic patterns
  • 8 market relevant design briefs that will keep you feeling productive and engaged in your creative process.
  • 8 one-hour design challenges that will feed your creative spirit
  • Invitations to 8 share-and-tell events, held every Monday at 11am Eastern (calls are recorded for those unable to attend)
  • Free access to WGSN throughout the duration of the eight-week course
  • Feedback from our team of instructors
  • Access to weekly live art critiques, held every Thursday at 1pm Eastern (calls are recorded for those unable to attend)
  • Free access to ALL Textile Design Lab courses, design tutorials, marketing lessons and design challenges!

Breathe new life into your designs and expand your idea of what’s possible in the

Summer of Creativity.

FAQ

What is the Textile Design Lab? The Lab is a membership community filled with countless textile and surface pattern design courses, tutorials, and design challenges. As a member you have access to all of our resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can work through the materials whenever you have time! You can read more about the courses included in our community here.

Will I personally get feedback on my assignments?
Yes. Our Textile Design Lab team of experts responds to questions and offers feedback on artwork through our private, online forum. The team checks the forum multiple times a day, Monday-Friday. We also a live art critique held every Thursday at 1pm Eastern.


What if I discover that the course isn’t for me? You have five days to ask for a refund, no questions asked.

Do I need previous pattern design experience? We recommend that designers have previous experience before taking the Summer of Creativity. The course moves quickly and features more advanced design tutorials. If you are new to the world of pattern design we invite you to explore our more basic courses and tutorials found in the Textile Design Lab.

Are marketing and sales covered in this course? No, but these topics are all covered in other Textile Design Lab courses which are FREE with a Textile Design Lab membership


Am I locked into a long-term contract when I join the Lab? No. All Textile Design Lab memberships are set to automatically renew, but these payments can be cancelled at anytime.


Will I be able to download the videos? Our Textile Design Lab tutorials are not available for download at this time.


Are these tutorials new to the Textile Design Lab? All tutorials marked with an asterisk are new to the Textile Design Lab. We have also pulled four tutorials from our Textile Design Lab archive to feature within this eight week course.

To register for this members-only course, pay just $49.00/month to start your membership. No commitment. Cancel anytime.

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