So how do designers go about creating surface design ideas for fabrics and materials?
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If you take away the paper suits and working to the scale of a small room, the video demonstrates that many textile designers start to work by drawing and making marks. Whether that’s paint, pencils, your computer – which ever tool you prefer – you then have the beginnings of a surface design that you can shape into a pattern or motif.
The National Art & Design Saturday Club gives young people aged 14-16 the chance to explore art and design every Saturday morning at their local college or university. During the spring term, each club gets to work with a leading professional designer, artist or architect in a masterclass, either at the college or university, or as a visit to the professionals’ studio. For many Club members, this will be the first time they have met someone working in the creative industries. It’s a great opportunity to find out more about career options post-study and the range of jobs available in the sector.
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