Como, Italy

Textile Design: Trend Forecast, Painting and Printing - Accademia Aldo Galli IED Como

when 6 April 2021 - 17 April 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 1800

Textile designers are artists who dream up and design the look and feel of textiles, they are responsible for the aesthetic characteristics of fabrics, including patterns printed or woven into their surfaces.

Through this education path we provide you with an overview of the textile industry, with a particular focus on the interior design field, including the basics of fabrics, fibers, and techniques, while highlighting the important historical context and cultural influence.

The theoretical and technical knowledge acquired during the two weeks is fundamental for approaching the realization and production process of the design on fabric. At the end of this textile laboratory you will be able to plan and realize your personal and original drawings on fabrics. Furthermore, it allows you to relate with the textile district and to understand its history, its characteristics and to learn about the most famous textile designers.

There are 2 intakes available for this short programme:
1st intake runs from 6th to 17th of April 2021
2nd intake runs from 28th of June to 9th of July 2021

Course leader

Accademia Aldo Galli IED Como

Target group

This course is open to high school graduates in artistic disciplines or fashion field, as well as university students from related fields, that whish to approach or deepen their knowledge of drawing and printing on fabric. The high school diploma, an upper-intermediate level of English and mastery of Photoshop are required in order to be admitted.

Course aim

Methodology and structure - The course is structured as a textile design atelier, characterized by activities of laboratory and contextual theoretical insights useful for the development of the practical path and for the prototypes development.
The education path starts with an introduction to the history of textile design, with a particular focus to the relationship between fashion, art and fabrics. You have the opportunity to deal with a first analysis of the textile market, with a brief focus on research, innovation and possible developments of the new technologies.

The basic concepts that make up textile design will then be analysed: the creative research and the development of ideas, taking into account the different product sectors and the scope of investigation offered by contemporary trends.
Finally you will put the hands on and, through the use of the main design techniques acquired, you will realize your textile drawing collection on paper.

Fee info

EUR 1800: € 1800

Scholarships

A 20% discount on the tuition fee will be applied by completing the enrolment process by February 1st.

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