Hi friends!

I can hardly believe it, but registration is opening up again for Pattern Camp just 2 weeks from today, on March 15th. Time is flying so far this year!

The upcoming course runs Saturday + Sunday April 16-17, 2016 (and the month following that weekend).

If you want to learn how to create your own repeat patterns using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, I hope you’ll consider joining me. If you get on this list, you’ll get an early bird discount code emailed to you on March 15th. Sign up sign up!

Full course details are here and FAQs are here. If your heart and creative soul are saying yes Yes YES to pattern design, makes sure you check it out!

Here’s what one Camper had to say about the course:

I signed up for Pattern Camp on a whim because it sounded so interesting and different than my usual medium of painting. But then I worried that I was getting in over my head because I have no experience Illustrator or Photoshop. However, my fears were unfounded. because Jessica Swift is, not only an extremely talented artist, but also an outstanding teacher. She has an innate ability to break material down into digestible segments, each of which seamlessly builds on the previous one, making complex processes easy to learn. And her warmth and enthusiasm for the subject matter and her students shone through on the instructional videos, live Spreecasts, and the Facebook group.

Jessica led us through an immense amount of material in two days – far more than I expected for the price of the class – and it was suited for a range of experience levels from beginner to advanced.  I was amazed at how much I learned in such a short period of time and how much fun I was having. Within a few hours, I was making patterns (!) and the two days flew by in what seemed like minutes. I’m looking forward to utilizing the class material over the month I have access to it to continue to expand my skills.  

An unexpected highlight of the class was the opportunity to connect with my fellow campers, a wonderful group of talented artists from around the world. They were all so supportive, helping and encouraging each other in real time during (and after) the class. I look forward to staying in touch with the group. And I look forward to adding pattern-making to the art I create.

If you have the opportunity to do Pattern Camp, I highly recommended it! Thank you, Jessica!    Tiffany Mura

Recently I started a Pattern Camp Weekly Challenge (#patterncampweeklychallenge on Instagram) for Pattern Campers old and current, with a new theme posted each week for the Campers to design around; take a peek at what they’ve been creating! This week’s theme is KITCHEN. You, too, could be jumping in on these weekly theme challenges in just a matter of weeks. Here’s a pattern created by Margarita Vasilakakos for last week’s RAINBOW theme:


Adorable, right? I love this one. :)

Hope to see you in class!