Spoonflower Handbook Master Class

Spring Dates: May 4-6, 2018 – This session is FULL.

A three-day intensive workshop presented by The Spoonflower Handbook co-author Becka Rahn and held at Spoonflower HQ in Durham, NC.

About the Workshop

The focus of this workshop will be an introduction to working with Adobe Photoshop (Fall) or Adobe Illustrator (Spring) as a fabric design tool. We will spend 2+ intense days getting to know the tools in each software to make seamless repeats, layers and more. Several of our class exercises will build on concepts presented in The Spoonflower Handbook, taking these projects “beyond the book” with more advanced tools and skills, as well as one-on-one instruction.

This session will focus on working with Adobe Illustrator. Becka will teach you how to use the basic tools in Illustrator to create vector style illustrations for novelty prints and geometric patterns. We will talk about creating seamless patterns and how to create layers within your patterns.

For this class, you do not need drawing or painting skills; no experience with Photoshop, Illustrator or fabric design is necessary, although you should be familiar with the Spoonflower site and comfortable with basic computer functions.


Summer Dates: August 17-19, 2018

A three-day intensive workshop presented by The Spoonflower Handbook co-author Becka Rahn and held at Art Works Eagan in Eagan, MN (a suburb of Minneapolis).

About the Workshop

The focus of this workshop will be an introduction to working with Adobe Photoshop (Fall) or Adobe Illustrator (Spring) as a fabric design tool. We will spend 2+ intense days getting to know the tools in each software to make seamless repeats, layers and more. Several of our class exercises will build on concepts presented in The Spoonflower Handbook, taking these projects “beyond the book” with more advanced tools and skills, as well as one-on-one instruction.

This session will focus on working with Adobe PHOTOSHOP. Becka will teach you how to use the basic tools in Photoshop to edit, add layers and design seamless patterns using Photoshop.

For this class, you do not need drawing or painting skills; no experience with Photoshop, Illustrator or fabric design is necessary, although you should be familiar with the Spoonflower site and comfortable with basic computer functions.

 

 

 


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Class schedule

Friday • 5 – 8 pm

Saturday • 9 am – 4 pm

Sunday • 9 am – 4 pm

There is a class dinner on Saturday night. We will provide a bus to transport everyone to and from this event. (This event is optional, but is included with the class.) All other class events are held at Spoonflower (Spring) or Art Works Eagan (Summer). Directions and details will be provided to students after registration.


Cost & Supplies

Price for the workshop: $575 per person

Your class fee will include:

  • 4 meals including dinner Friday & Saturday and lunches Saturday & Sunday (vegetarian & gluten free options available.)
  • Coffee, drinks & snacks throughout the workshop
  • A thumbdrive pre-loaded with practice files, resources, handouts
  • A Spoonflower Color Map
  • The Spoonflower Handbook
  • One yard of fabric (sent to you after class)
  • Behind the scenes tour of Spoonflower/AWE
  • 20 hours of hands-on class time

You will need to provide:

  • A laptop & mouse.
  • Adobe Illustrator (spring session) or Adobe Photoshop (summer session) (if you don’t want to commit to a full year membership, a 1 month subscription is $20) version CC strongly recommended, you cannot use versions older than CS5
  • You should be comfortable with basic computer functions: copy and paste, opening & saving files, navigating the internet.  You should be familiar with the Spoonflower site.  You do not need to have experience specifically with Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, but a little experience with a basic photo editing/graphics program is helpful (PicMonkey, Gimp, etc)
  • Workshop does not include lodging or transportation to and from Durham, NC or Minneapolis/Eagan, MN.  Suggested hotels will be provided at registration. If you are interested in sharing a room, indicate this on your registration form and we will help connect you with other students who are interested in sharing.  Breakfast is provided by the hotel or on your own.

 


Master Class Registration

May Session (Spring) is FULL.

August Session (Summer) is now open for registration.

Your registration will be handled by Becka Rahn, class instructor. All communication/invoices about the class will come from her.


Can’t come to the May session?

  • I will be offering a session in Minneapolis MN on August 17-19. Add your name here to the notification list to get an announcement when registration for that class is open. (late April)
  • Also check out my new online classes! Two classes available now and more on the way.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Becka Rahn at beckarahn {at} gmail . com or by filling out the contact form here.

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