above: by Diane Sullivan
It’s been a while since I’ve shared any patterns that my Pattern Camp students have created. They’ve been making some pretty spectacular patterns lately, so I thought you might like to see some of them (they’re too good not to share with the world)!
I started a Pattern Camp Weekly Challenge at the beginning of February, for all the Pattern Campers (current and past students), and they’re having so much fun with it. Each week I post a new theme. This week it’s PORTRAITS! The first 5 weeks’ themes were: Camping (of course), Cacti + Succulents, Cities, Rainbow, and Kitchen. I’ve been rounding up all the designs into separate blog posts each week, and you can see all of them on the Pattern Camp blog.
What continues to amaze me is that some of these people have never used Illustrator or Photoshop before. And I mean never, And now, they’re pattern pros! It’s pretty amazing, I think, what you can learn when you combine dedication, hard work, patience, and gentleness with yourself. The Pattern Campers are proof!
Here are just a handful of the awesome patterns. I hope you’ll take peek at the rest on the blog!
by Alicia Webb
by Joanna Price
by Becky Dawson
by Rosalie Gale
by Crystal McKone
by Michela DuPasquier
If YOU would like to learn how to create your own patterns using Illustrator and Photoshop, come join me! Registration for the upcoming session April 16-17 opens next Tuesday, March 15th.
Full course details are on the Pattern Camp website, but here are a few nuts + bolts to get you started:
WHAT: Pattern Camp is a virtual, online 2-day, weekend-long pattern design workshop taught by me, full-time artist and surface pattern designer Jessica Swift. Participants will leave the workshop with the confidence and skills to create their own beautiful repeat patterns using both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
WHEN: The next session will be Saturday + Sunday April 16-17, 2016.
WHERE: Online in a private classroom area of the Pattern Camp website.
PRICE: $239 USD (get on the list here and you’ll get an email when registration opens on March 15th with a special early bird discount code!)