1-Year Textile Design and Printmaking – PORTFOLIO COURSE


1-year course led by Emma Studd

Monday 23 September 2024 – 14 July 2025

9:30am – 12:30pm

Course Outline

This is a 1-year (30 week) course designed to give you a sustained and intensive period of study. It is an excellent opportunity to build a portfolio of work, to develop confidence and ideas in your own practice, and to learn new skills.
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During this course you will experiment with a range of printmaking techniques to develop and transform your own drawings or found images into repeat pattern and surface decoration within textile design.

It is a practical, workshop based course that will include screenprint, stencils, linoprint, collagraph, blockprint, monoprinting, and heat transfer.

The principles and theories of design and pattern will be introduced through research, the study of contemporary artists and the development of your own personal ideas from the image through mood boards, experimentation, samples, colour ways and final pieces.

The course will also consider the exciting commercial application of these techniques and how designs, repeat pattern and print can be used on products such as cushions, tote bags, t-shirts and scarves.

You will also have the opportunity to complete a personal project at the end of this course which will be exhibited in an end of year show.


Emma uses screen print as a drawing tool to explore the relationship between colour, shape and pattern.  See more of her work here.

Spaces available