So, I finished my first two weeks in a surface pattern design course and let me tell you, it was intense. We started off with a deep dive into Adobe Illustrator – downloading and installing the program, getting familiar with the interface, and creating our first sketches. I’ve played around with Illustrator before, but this course really pushed me to learn more about the program and its capabilities. It’s amazing how much you can create with just a few tools and some creativity. In this blog post, I’ll share some highlights from the first two weeks, including learning how to sketch motifs and creating my first art print project. Let’s get started!
During the first week of the course, we focused heavily on Adobe Illustrator. It was great to brush up on my skills and learn new techniques, and the tutorials were really helpful. The instructors broke down each tool and function in a way that was easy to understand, which made it less intimidating. I also appreciated that we had time to practice on our own and get feedback from the experts in the course. By the end of the week, I felt much more comfortable with the program and was excited to start creating my own designs.
In the second week of the course, we moved on to sketching motifs and creating our first art print project. I was a bit nervous about this part, as I hadn’t done much sketching before, but the instructors provided some great tips and resources to help get us started. We learned about the different types of motifs and how to create them, and then had time to sketch our own ideas. I was surprised at how quickly I was able to come up with some designs that I was happy with. Once we had our motifs, we started working on our art print project, which involved bringing together all of our designs into a cohesive print. It was a bit challenging to figure out how to arrange everything, but with some guidance from the instructors, I was able to create something that I was proud of. Overall, the second week was a lot of fun and really showed me the possibilities of what I can create with surface pattern design.
In just two short weeks, I’ve already learned so much in the Immersion course. From getting to know Adobe Illustrator to creating my own motifs and art prints, I’ve gained a deeper appreciation for the art and skill that goes into surface pattern design. I’m excited to continue learning and growing in this field and can’t wait to see what the rest of the course has in store. If you’re considering taking a surface pattern design course, I highly recommend it! Not only is it a great way to develop your skills and creativity, but it’s also a lot of fun.