Beginner | 5 hours 21 min
Taught by Cleo Papanikolas
Picasso said, "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." This month, artist, author and educator, Cleo Papanikolas teachs the old-school tracing and transferring techniques used by designers before computers to create analog surface design patterns that can be used to print fabric, wallpaper, tiles, puzzles, and more. In the final three days, she shows us how to digitize the work with Photoshop and Procreate, and how to upload to Spoonflower to make all your artistic designs a reality.
Learn how to:
  • Make a seamless block repeat
  • Design a half drop, fake half drop and an ogee
  • Transfer and trace images
  • Make a one-, two-, and four- directional print
  • Make patterns with stamps and stencils
  • Paint with gouache

Chapters
Painting Repeat Patterns by Hand: A Daily Practice
01:13
03:17
09:32
05:34
12:02
09:49
10:59
03:33
06:31
07:07
05:27
07:50
11:30
09:51
13:17
08:01
15:14
14:59
16:51
15:12
12:02
13:39
12:51
09:42
15:45
12:19
15:57
11:36
02:42
08:20
14:31
04:08
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
Cleo is painting with gouache but feel free to use any medium of your choice. 
  •  
  • Graph paper
  • Mixed media paper
  • Tracing paper
  • Index cards
  • Sticky notes
  • Acryla gouache 12 color set, plus opera pink, neon orange, and ochre
  • Brushes
  • Water cup
  • Paper towels
  • Palette
  • Posca paint marker
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Low-tack double stick tape
  • Washi tape
  • Glue stick
  • Erasers
  • X-acto
  • Ruler
  • Spray bottle
  • Photocopier and smartphone (optional)
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