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TDL News 1-11-21

Surface Pattern Design Mastery Group-Study

Mark your calendars! Our Surface Pattern Design Mastery Group-Study starts on Monday, January 18th. In this course you’ll learn how to turn your sketches, paintings and illustrations into surface pattern design layouts in both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

You’ll also have free access to WGSN, the industry’s leading resource for trends and design direction.

Members can register here.



Chelsea’s Challenge: A New Approach

To celebrate the new year, this month Chelsea is trying a personal approach to Chelsea’s Challenge. “The challenge starts with reflecting on your artistic habits, your go-to motifs and techniques, and what leaves you feeling stalled or stuck. There’s no better time than the end of one year and the start of the next to reflect on these things, and you may find this challenge useful in tandem with our Pattern Planning and Goal Setting course.”

Members can explore this inspiring challenge here.




Upcoming Events

Here are some of the live events happening this month. All times are Eastern and all events will be recorded.

1/11, 1pm: Goals Chat and Check-In. We’ll take this time to check-in as a community and see how we can support each other to achieve our goals with more ease.
1/14, 11am: Pattern Layout Live Training. We explore the most popular layout styles in our Surface Pattern Design Mastery Group-Study. However, this live training session will also explore some of the lesser known, or used, pattern layout styles that are available.
1/18,11am: Photoshop Training with Sherry London
1/26, 11am: Illustrator Training with Laura Coyle
1/27, 11am: Live One Hour Design Challenge. In this session Chelsea will lead us through a creative exercise that we will work on together!



Recording Posted: Photoshop’s Pattern Preview with Sherry London

Last Tuesday we kicked off our new monthly presentations with Sherry London! In this first presentation she showed us how we can use Photoshop’s new Pattern Preview tool to create half-drop repeats. The recording can be found here.

What other questions do you have about Photoshop? We would like to cover these topics in our upcoming training sessions with Sherry. Please let us know through this Google form.






Textile Prints with Fizah Malik: Non Prints

We are thrilled to announce that we just released a new tutorial in the Lab by the fabulous Fizah Malik!

This is the third in a series of tutorials that she has created for the Lab that will be released over the next few months. In this tutorial Fizah shares her technique for creating non prints.

Watch the tutorial here.

New: TDL Community Connect

Our TDL Video Chat room will now be open all day, everyday. Feel free to stop by while you are working on a project or to simply chat with your fellow members!

In the future we might need to have specific meeting times, but I wanted to open this opportunity up to people across various time zones and with different schedules.

Members can grab the link here.




Weekly Art Critiques. Please join the TDL community on THURSDAY at 1 PM Eastern for a live art critique. Our art critiques are fun events where Lab members come together to review artwork and ask questions about pattern design, marketing and sales. A registration link will be emailed the morning of the critique and will also be posted in our Weekly Art Critique forum. Textile Design Lab members can watch past critiques here.

January 10, 2021

2 Responses on TDL News 1-11-21"

  1. where can I find the link to join in for the “Goals Chat and Check-In” today Jan 11 at 1 Eastern time? tks

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