Digital printing technology allows for infinite possibilities in textile surface design. In this course, students are introduced to the basic elements of textile design, such as color, pattern and repeat. Students then explore individual concepts through drawing, painting and collage assignments that focus on a variety of approaches such as narrative, singular imagery and/or repetitive pattern. Students use Adobe Photoshop as the primary tool for integrating their initial hand-created designs with new design technology. Personal concepts are further developed through experimentation with such elements as layered, textural and transparency effects. Students create multiple print samples and a final project using the RISD Textile Department’s Mimaki fabric printer. The course is comprised of group and individual critiques, and lectures that include an overview of print fabric applications including apparel, interior design and fine art pieces. The tuition covers printing of four yards of specialized fabric. No previous textile experience required.
Prerequisite: Some knowledge of Photoshop is helpful, but not required
June 27–Aug 2, 2019
Thursdays + Fridays
9 am–4:30 pm (no class 7/4)
Tuition for RISD Alumni and Students $2,380