Design Your Own Fabric: Watercolor Fabric Swatches

In this 3-day class, students will learn how to create fashion fabric swatches showcasing different types of prints. Perfect for future fashion illustrators, graphic designers and textile designers!
88 total reviews for this teacher
7 reviews for this class
Completed by 11 learners

45 minutes

per class

3x per week

over 1 week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Jun 13

Jun 13 - Jun 15 (1 week)
Mo, Tu, We
5:30pm - 6:15pm

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Class Experience

-Students will gain confidence in their watercolor skills
-Students will be able to name common prints found on clothing
-Students will be introduced to color theory principles
-Students will get to design their own textile swatches (pattern surface design)
Week 1 Homework: Complete 3-6 classic swatches in new color ways
Week 2 Homework: Complete 3-6 animal print swatches in new color ways 
Week 3 Homework: N/A
Required Materials:
-Paintbrushes both large and small (I use water brushes but regular brushes will be perfect)
-Paper 8x10 (watercolor or multi-use that is durable for watercolor)
-Masking Tape (the blue or tan color is fine)
-Ruler (inches)
-Eraser (as needed)
-Paper towels to clean up messes 
-Cup or bowl to hold water for the paints
-Paint (watercolors or acrylics that can be watered down are perfect)
-Paper plate for mixing the paints as needed
-Colored pencils
-Black tip marker (sharpie or black tip marker is fine)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
2 hours 15 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parents may need to be involved with helping to create the swatch areas measuring out the ruler and placing the tape. 

***Cancellations and Student No Shows:

If your student can't be there, please withdraw your student, or at least contact me prior to class, and I will withdraw them. If you want a make-up class for the one missed, you will need to go back to sign up for another class. I do not make transfers.
I apologize for the inconvenience. Communication BEFORE class is key. If you let me know before class starts your student will not be there, they will be withdrawn, and you will not pay for the class.


Alisha Carlin
Lives in the United States
Certified Home Economics Teacher and Fashion Designer
88 total reviews
101 completed classes

About Me

***Now that brick and mortar schools are back in session and I am teaching full-time, my schedule and class offerings/availability has changed. During the school year I will still be offering weekend classes starting as early as 8AM PST. Thanks... 
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