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Inspired by Nature: Pattern Design

With Rachael Taylor

25th May - 27th May

This three-day workshop is taught by renowned designer and entrepreneur Rachael Taylor of ‘Rachael Taylor Designs’. You will learn essential techniques in illustration and pattern design that are inspired-by-nature, whilst also giving you valuable insights in how to succeed commercially in your career.  

Throughout the workshop you will be taking the time to get to know your drawing practice, as well as learning from other creative people in a communal setting. The drawings you create will be a foundation for personal discovery and self-expression, incorporating elements of mindfulness and art therapy through drawing techniques. Rachael will help guide you as you develop your skills, learn new ways to approach motif-making and take on a variety of new creative tasks.

Accommodation can be provided with this course

All of our bedrooms here at Clayhill are private and en-suite so you will have your own space to retreat to and relax in after spending your day in the Studio. We will provide you with your own towels, linen and bathroom products for use throughout your stay and you can enjoy the extensive grounds well into the evening.

If you do choose to stay with us all evening meals, breakfast and lunches will also be provided.

We have also set up a payment plan, so that you can spread the cost of the course over the next 4 months. You will find the option for doing this as you enter the checkout page.


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Inspired by Nature: Pattern Design
£ 350.00
16 available
Inspired by Nature: Pattern Design with Accommodation
£ 510.00
8 available


Rachael Taylor is an internationally renowned print and pattern designer, innovator, colour fanatic and creative stylist. She is the owner and founder of the Rachael Taylor Studio, Co-founder of Make it in Design and the groundbreaking online course The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design. The success of these ventures led to the creation of the popular online publication, MOYO Magazine – the world’s first online magazine dedicated to surface pattern design. Since its first release it has been a global hit securing over 4 million impressions worldwide.

Day One – Introductory talk, tour of grounds, drawing exercises etc

  • Warm up drawing exercises
  • Group drawing exercises
  • Nature-based walk and outdoor drawing exercises
  • Q&A and work review with Rachael with more drawing time

Day Two – Flower gathering and drawing

  • Talk and presentation by Rachael on the power of drawing, colour and design
  • Collecting, arranging and photographing  flowers from cut flower garden
  • Nature-inspired portfolio presentation by Rachael
  • Drawing exercises based on inspiration gathered from gardens and the previous day

Day Three – Q&A, group review of work, industry/licensing talks etc.

  • Brand, product and licensing presentation by Rachael
  • Creative, mindful and sensory drawing exercises
  • Last day creative tasks and drawing exercises
  • Work review and Q&A with Rachael



Safety is paramount here at Clayhill Arts and we have taken a number of precautions here at our venue to ensure your safety. During this course, we will be making use of a camera and AV equipment to explore the intricacies of the craft to safely instruct your own work at a safe 2m distance.

For our complete guidance, click here.

Is this course catered?

Yes! We provide refreshments throughout the day and a home-cooked lunch which is freshly prepared in our Granary kitchen. Lunch is served around our communal dining table, maintaining social distance whilst offering you a chance to get to know everyone on the course and share in the making processes you have been developing throughout the day. Please advise us of any dietary requirements before arrival.

Can I stay? 

Yes! We can provide accommodation with this course in one of our on site bedrooms. All rooms are private and en-suite with all linen, towels and bathroom products provided. A continental breakfast is also included along with lunch, evening meals and refreshments throughout your stay with us.

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