Creating MORE Schematics With Illustrator

You can draw basic schematics, add dimension lines and measurement text. But what about other garment shapes or unusual constructions, like a top-down circular sweater? What additional drawings can help the reader understand how to assemble a project? Discover how to combine simpler shapes into the one you need, and stack shaded objects to show depth. Build a brush library to apply on fold and seaming lines. Learn how global styles can keep text and graphics consistent within and across documents. Experiment with the schematic attributes that create a particular illustration style, and find what works for you. Let’s draw some MORE schematics!

Materials

Laptop with Adobe Illustrator loaded and charged battery, pencil and paper for taking notes.

Homework

Class demos will be on Adobe Illustrator CC 2018. Students must have Adobe Illustrator CS 6 or later (Mac or PC) loaded on their laptop. You can download a free 30-day trial of Illustrator, or subscribe to a CC plan for as little as 20.99/month. If you are subscribing to CC, make sure you have activated your membership & downloaded the app before coming to class. 

You must be familiar with your laptop. Work through the pre-class homework to familiarize yourself with the Illustrator workspace and terminology.

Homework will be sent upon class registration.

Creating Color Charts with Illustrator

Color Charts class photo

Are you an indie designer or budding tech editor? Looking to up your game with more professional color charts? This class will teach you how. Designed for those new to Illustrator, you’ll get comfortable with the Illustrator workspace and terminology—artboards, tools, controls, panels—while learning two ways to create color charts. Class will cover creating custom color swatches; using fill and stroke options; duplicating, scaling, rotating and reflecting; using layers and artboards to organize your work; adding text; and exporting charts for production. For knitting or needlework, this class will give you the skills to make beautiful colored charts.

Materials

Laptop with Adobe Illustrator loaded and charged battery, pencil and paper for taking notes.

Homework

Class demos will be on Adobe Illustrator CC 2018. Students must have Adobe Illustrator CS 6 or later (Mac or PC) loaded on their laptop. You can download a free 30-day trial of Illustrator, or subscribe to a CC plan for as little as 20.99/month. If you are subscribing to CC, make sure you have activated your membership & downloaded the app before coming to class. 

You must be familiar with your laptop. Work through the pre-class homework to familiarize yourself with the Illustrator workspace and terminology.

Required homework exercises will be sent upon class registration.

Creating Symbol Charts with Illustrator

Class photo of symbol charts

A picture is worth a thousand words. From needlepoint to knitting, symbol charts are used as visual explanations of what to do where on canvas and fabric, needle and hook. Learn how to draw and style symbol grids, and use layers to manage objects. Create and manipulate craft symbols using shape and drawing tools, and turn them into Illustrator symbols. Combine grids, symbols, and text to form complete craft charts, and export your finished masterpiece for production use!

Materials

Laptop with Adobe Illustrator loaded and charged battery, pencil and paper for taking notes.

Homework

Class demos will be on Adobe Illustrator CC 2018. Students must have Adobe Illustrator CS 6 or later (Mac or PC) loaded on their laptop. You can download a free 30-day trial of Illustrator, or subscribe to a CC plan for as little as 20.99/month. If you are subscribing to CC, make sure you have activated your membership & downloaded the app before coming to class. 

You must be familiar with your laptop. Work through the pre-class homework to familiarize yourself with the Illustrator workspace and terminology.

Required homework exercises will be sent upon class registration.

Creating Schematics With Illustrator

Segments make you doubt your sanity? Beziers driving you round the bend? Learn how to make the pen tool obey in this introductory class on drawing garment schematics. Designed for those new to Illustrator, the class will cover the terminology and use of basic workspace elements like guides and grids, panels and windows, canvas and artboard. While building pen tool proficiency, you will draw a simple sweater schematic. You’ll learn create other types of shapes and lines, use fill and stroke options, and add text to label your schematic. And you’ll manipulate the objects you’ve created using the align, distribute, duplicate, scale, reflect, and rotate tools. Let’s draw a sweater!

Materials

Laptop with Adobe Illustrator loaded and charged battery, pencil and paper for taking notes.

Homework

Class demos will be on Adobe Illustrator CC 2018. Students must have Adobe Illustrator CS 6 or later (Mac or PC) loaded on their laptop. You can download a free 30-day trial of Illustrator, or subscribe to a CC plan for as little as 20.99/month. If you are subscribing to CC, make sure you have activated your membership & downloaded the app before coming to class. 

You must be familiar with your laptop. Work through the pre-class homework to familiarize yourself with the Illustrator workspace and terminology.

Homework will be sent upon course registration.

 

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Cut Your Knitting: Strand & Steek With Confidence

Cut Your Knitting: Strand and Steek with Confidence

Cut Your Knitting: Strand and Steek with Confidence

Don’t let steeking anxiety hold you back from knitting colorwork in the round! Join designer Beth Whiteside and learn how to strand and steek successfully without fuss or anxiety. During class, you’ll conquer new stranded knitting techniques by practicing on a unique tablet case and a fun cozy — they’re perfect for building your skills without the commitment of a large project! Along the way, you’ll discover multiple methods for working with two colors and how to keep your yarn from tangling, your stitches even and your floats tidy. When you move on, Beth will break down colorwork charts to show you how they can speed things up, and introduce you to new styles of stranding. Plus, you’ll discover three foolproof methods for clean, confident steeking, as she lays them all out step by step!

Cut Your Knitting: Strand & Steek With Confidence – $14.99
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