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Learn Drawing for Design ; a step by step introductory course

Let us show you some basic drawing skills that you can use to create wonderful, original designs for your textiles

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Perfect for a complete beginner to drawing and art or simply someone who wants to be able to create their own designs to work from easily and without fuss, our Drawing for Design course has so many wonderful tips and skills to explore. We have put this together with Textile entuisiasts in mind (as you'd expect!) and also for those that simply love the idea of creating their own unique pieces of original design and art work, but don't belive it is within their skill set. Once our wonderful tutor, Ruth Clayton, has walked you step by step through learning the basics of doing an initial line drawing and all the great ways you can go on to develop lots and lots of designs from just one initial sketch, you'll never be short of something new to keep you interested and enthusiastic for more!! There is no specialised equipment needed, just pencils, paper, eraser and ruler and later on in the course Ruth will chat you through adding colour to your designs, so you can choose a preferred colouring medium if you wish. Photocopying is ideal to have access to, but not essential. We're sure you'll love it!


Your Instructor


Ruth Clayton
Ruth Clayton

Ruth qualified as a Graphic Designer, specialising in illustration, at Leeds Metropolitan University in 1986. She then gained a teaching qualification at Manchester University.
Since then she has spent time as an Art teacher working in high schools, Garth Prison and Runshaw, Skelmersdale and Bootle Tertiary Colleges.

Ruth ran the successful Art studio, 'Wickerfish' at Cedar Farm Galleries, Mawdesley, Lancashire for 12 years where she taught adults to paint and draw as well as displaying her own paintings to sell. She now shares a studio with her partner Stuart Gray at Farfield Mill in Sedbergh, Cumbria where they work and sell their paintings and clocks.


Even though Ruth paints in a variety of media, she specialises in 'watercolour'. She has always enjoyed doing commissioned artwork and working towards private exhibitions.


Course Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does a whole year sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for a full year - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 3 days and we will give you a full refund.
Will I need any special materials or equipment?
Not really - just pencils, tracing paper, sticky and masking tape, pencil sharpener, paint brush, cartridge paper, ruler, eraser, water soluble pen, stick glue and some recycled papers will do to start with. Ruth does suggest different ways of adding colour to your drawings from coloured pencils to watercolours if you wish. Access to a photocopier is also a handy extra for saving yourself time.

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