Introduction to Pattern Illustrating with Katie Tyson

Event Date:

July 25, 2024

Event Time:

10:15 am

Event Location:

St mary

Patterns have been used as a form of decoration for the clothes we wear, to adorn our walls and generally cheer up the spaces we live in for thousands of years.

Katie Tyson has been a print designer for over 19 years and has created artwork for many well known brands as well as developing her own range of printed products. She loves the endless choices and possibilities when designing your own patterns and hopes to share her techniques and creativity in this course.

By the end of the course we will:
• Explore different types of pattern and motif.
• Get creative with pattern.
• Use a range of drawing and painting materials to create our patterns.
• Think about how a motif can be placed to make it repeat into a  pattern rather than just as a single motif.

Week 1 – Botanical 25th July
Each week I will bring in my own samples of the chosen print. Discovering all things floral. Drawing from real flowers, also from
photographs/books. Flower-heads, Wildflowers, Roses, William Morris style intertwined forms to name a few options.


Week 2 – DIY Botanical

This is a untutored session so charged at a discounted rate to cover room hire. In this session we will work independently to create drawings and paintings of flowers from still life using watercolours or anilinky.

Week 3 – Paisleys and Decoratives
Exploring the tradition of paisley and decorative designs, looking at traditional prints of India, Indonesia and the Middle East for inspiration. We will hand draw our own paisley/ decorative patterns.

Week 4 – Conversational prints
Fun prints of animals, fruit, your favourite objects- anything you like! Hand drawing/painting in our own particular style.

Week 5 – Geometrics, mark making and Animal print
Exploring these popular prints, we will design small squares of pattern, using fine liners/ markers and ink.

Week 6 – Our Favourite Design
The group can bring in their favourite design from the last few weeks and develop it into a hand drawn repeatable print. We can work on alternative colour ways for our chosen print.

As an optional extra Katie can print their chosen design onto fabric which can be made into a wall hanging/cushion cover etc.

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  • St mary
  • Handbridge,
  • cheshire
  • CH4 7HL
  • UK

Event Schedule Details

  • July 25, 2024 10:15 am   -   12:45 pm
  • August 1, 2024 10:15 am   -   12:45 pm
  • August 8, 2024 10:15 am   -   12:45 pm
  • August 15, 2024 10:15 am   -   12:45 pm
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