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Young People: Mixed Media Design with Nicole Line

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Colourful Textile printing by Nicole Line

Event Information


29 July 2024 / Multiple dates




Leighton House


About the course

This three day course for young people (11-18 years old) focussing on surface design, will explore skills and techniques, including experimental drawing, fashion illustration, mark-making, printing onto textiles and garments, and developing mood-boards and sketchbooks for your current projects and portfolio. 


Useful information

  • The course takes place on Monday 29, Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 July, 10:30am - 3:30pm at Leighton House.
  • Bring a packed lunch.
  • All materials provided, but bring scrap fabrics and old garments to upcycle and transform through print. 


Mix techniques and combine unusual qualities together, creating a collection of small samples to take forward into future projects.

Experimental design course with Nicole Line


Who should take this course

  • 11-18 years old.
  • Curious minds with an interest in art, fashion, textiles and design, or those who fancy doing something a bit different.
  • Suitable for anyone studying art,  and those considering college application or a Foundation course.


Topics Covered

  • How to use visual research as a source of inspiration for your designs.
  • Experimental Drawing, inspired by the museum and garden.
  • Drawing development for textiles.
  • Designing and cutting paper stencils.
  • Screen printing onto fabric / own garments with exposed screens and with your designs.
  • Fashion illustration.
  • Developing sketchbooks and concept mood-boards.
  • How to present your work in a portfolio.

The course includes a private tour of Leighton House and a garment handling session with the museum's curators.


Course Outcomes

  • Compile a collection of work for future projects.
  • Understand and combine printing processes, and use of colour and pattern. 
  • Collaborate and work  independently, take part in multidisciplinary discussions and share techniques, skills, experiences and materials.
  • Learn the good practice of how to document your creative journey through photography and film. 
  • Last but not least... have fun experimenting!


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Meet Nicole Line

Nicole Line is a multidisciplinary artist and textiles lecturer based in London. She teaches mixed media textiles such as screen printing, heat press printing (flock, foil, sublimation, fuse) and experimental drawing. Some of Nicole’s clients include Nike, The Fashion & Textile Museum, V&A, Accumulate, Somerset House and Felthum Young Offenders Prison. Nicole is also course leader for the Integrated Foundation Course at University for the Creative Arts, Epsom where she specialises in experimental fashion & textiles.


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