FOR FABRIC DESIGN
Learn the steps to painting the bold and beautiful watercolor motifs you never thought you could with our industry-leading watercolor courses.
"Anyone can create something beautiful by letting the paint and the water do its thing" - Instructor, Angela
Let your talent bloom
Embrace your creative self, say goodbye to the blank page (and the nerves), and learn how to get more out of your watercolors (including knowing when it’s time to stop painting) to craft beautiful artworks for fabric.
So much more than your average online painting classes for adults, soak up top-level techniques and creative goodness from our expert team – the very best the industry has to offer.
We’ve been selling to the biggest fashion brands in the world like Zara, Ralph Lauren and Seafolly for over 30 years. Our designs have been showcased on every catwalk around the world from Paris to New York, London to Sydney. And through The Print School, we’re excited to share all our insider knowledge with our students. You won’t find an experience like it anywhere else.
With this course you will...
Give your work wider appeal
These watercolour techniques are designed to draw more attention to your finished fabric designs.
Use your brushes like a pro
With simple strokes and the right brush pressure for each job, you'll lift your work in seconds!
Learn to pick the right motifs
A good end design depends on the selection of motifs. Prime yours for instant success!
Your course includes
6 videos (total run time: 41 minutes)
An insider's look into how we use watercolour at Longina Phillips Designs studio.
Written articles cover related topics to help strengthen and speed your work.
Studio set up download
Our work is always a product of our environment. See how we create optimal painting conditions.
Get further help and support from our senior designers inside the private Facebook group.
Receive a commercial completion certificate
When you complete our water color courses, you’ll not only get industry-recognised skills, but we’ll also send you a personalised Commercial Completion Certificate, signed by our head design honcho and founder, Longina Phillips, to show potential employers you’ve been trained by the best. Pop this baby in your CV or graphic design portfolio and let the world know you mean business!
Why this course?
There are loads of great online painting classes for adults but this one is uniquely for fabric designers by working fabric design professionals.
We’re the industry’s first (and best) surface pattern design school and the largest print school in the world that also operates as a working studio. Our studio has been running for over 30 years, so we know a thing or two about creating stunning art and turning it into beautiful fabrics and more. For three decades we've been creating some of the most beautiful, hand-crafted textile designs for brands all over the world, including big-name clients like Givenchy, Asos and Anthropologie, to name just a few.
We’ve taken all of our years of experience and custom-made a water colour course tailored for the fabric design industry. So you can be sure we’re teaching you skills that sell, because we continue to create our own designs that sell every day.
And because we’re working designers, we know the world of watercolor for fabric design like the back of our hand. There are countless styles of watercolor, but the techniques we teach in our water color courses are the most dynamic for print. Bold, simplified and attractive, they’re just what clients looking for watercolor are after. Our expert tips and instructions help shape your painting style to suit a print design, ready for commercial production.
Plus, we don’t just cover painting – we explain how to turn your work into commercial, sellable fabric design, with an overview of how the elements come together to create a final design in Photoshop. Then, if you’re keen to learn more, check out our Photoshop for Fabric Design: Watercolour Florals course for a more detailed guide to putting your watercolour motifs into a finished design
"I LOVE my classes!!! They have really sparked something in me that I thought I had lost. Thank you so much for everything :)"
"This showed me talents I had no idea I had! The instructors taught insanely cool skills and I gained artwork to hang."
I [left] this watercolour workshop feeling inspired and grateful. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
Turbo-Charge Your Skillset
Stop labouring and start loving watercolour flowers
Tight, detailed watercolours work well in some circumstances but, in fabric design, the looser look is more popular with clients and customers.
See how you can effortlessly evoke the feel of a flower with simple strokes and certain brushes.
You'll create four different flowers in this course: poppies, delphiniums, peonies and a multi purpose bloom.
Plan and execute your final floral motifs, ready for designing.
See how we plan a watercolour floral fabric design in the studio.
From references, to using mood boards, to choosing your flowers, you will complete your hand-painted motifs, ready to be designed in Photoshop.
Set up your studio space for successful painting sessions.
Inside the Bonus Lessons module, you'll discover tips for setting up a creative space to invoke your best work.
Assess both your table set up and the environment around you to increase your proficiency, productivity and creativity!
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Meet your instructors
Angela is our watercolour specialist here at Longina Phillips Designs. She produces beautiful, loose brushwork that sometimes verges on the abstract. Learn all about her process.
Katrina is a senior textile designer here at LPD. She has worked at the studio for 11 years. She studied a BFA at COFA majoring in drawing and painting before turning her hand to textile design.
About The Print School
The Print School was founded five years ago by Longina Phillips Designs Studios out of a need for industry-specific textile tutorials. Both our customers and Instagram followers (you guys rock) expressed an interest in learning creative skills from our leading designers. And here we are! We’re passionate about helping designers at every stage of their career level-up their skills, connect with the business side of design and gain the confidence to create inspired designs that make the industry stop and pay attention.
So if you’d like to see your prints photographed for the cover of Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and Elle like ours have been, our online painting classes for adults and industry-specific Photoshop courses are just the thing to help you fast-track your design career.
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We're the only School in the world that is used by Industry Leaders
We poured our time, money and collective expertise into this course and we KNOW you will notice a difference in your designs in a matter of weeks (when you put the work in!).
If, for some reason, this course doesn't meet your expectations we offer a 100% refund on your investment, within 30 days of purchase.