Basketry

We offer a number of courses in basket making, ranging from the two-year City Lit Basketry Course, covering a great many techniques, to short courses specialising in willow or rush and other, less traditional materials and techniques, such as random weave. There are courses for both beginners and those with some experience. Should you have any questions, contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700. Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm
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  1. Advanced skills for basketry

    Course Date: Fri 23 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focus on refining techniques for shaping baskets, making handles and borders. Refine your choice of materials, fine tune your cranking and make baskets with greater confidence.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  2. Basketry: brushes for mark making

    Course Date: Wed 13 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create a small collection of brushes and mark-making tools using basketry techniques. Use these to explore experimental mark-making with inks and make your work into a small booklet using simple bookmaking techniques.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  3. Basketry: windmill knot technique

    Basketry: windmill knot technique

    Course Date: Sat 9 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn this simple knot, used for basketry and braid-making in the South Sea Islands, New Zealand and India among other places, and make attractive mats or a small basket in a number of materials.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. Beginners’ skills for basketry

    Course Date: Fri 6 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn exciting techniques used for making baskets around the world. Use a variety of materials, from the traditional to those which give a more contemporary feel to this ancient craft.
    Full fee: £459.00
    Senior fee: £367.00
    Concession: £280.00

  5. City Lit basketry course

    Course Date: Thu 14 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a wide variety of basketry techniques: stake and strand, plaiting, twining and coiling, in materials such as willow, cane, rush and other, less traditional ones.

    On successful completion of this two-year course, following an exhibition of some of your work, you will receive a City Lit certificate in basketry. Suitable for beginners, though some craft experience is expected. Please note, advertised fees and course dates are subject to change. Payment plans will be available, details of which are to be confirmed.

    Applications for this course will be reviewed at the end of July and interviews will take place in August, so please keep these dates available. We will continue to accept applications after this date.
    Full fee: £2,829.00
    Senior fee: £2,263.00
    Concession: £1,726.00

  6. Contemporary willow basketry

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment with unconventional willow baskets and structures, within a traditional context. This course guides you through new textures and forms using a variety of techniques from Europe and beyond.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. How it works: weaving in willow

    Course Date: Tue 21 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore basic willow basketry structures and weaves. This course will guide beginners through a simple project to make a small, round, functional basket.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  8. Plaited basketry: two baskets in a weekend

    Course Date: Sat 9 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn this interesting technique used throughout the world to make two small baskets in a weekend. Be amazed by the potential of plaited basketry, which will leave you wanting to learn more. For beginners, or students wishing to refresh basic plaited basketry techniques.

    What students liked most about this course run in 2015/16:

    "It was lovely to go home with a finished piece.."
    "Brilliant demonstrations and practical help. A great day!"

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    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  9. Random weave basketry: explore line, form and space

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Introduction to a simple interwoven technique for making unique and unusual baskets and containers. Vary materials and scale to make fine work which could become jewellery, or larger scale work to produce sculptural forms. For beginners and students with some experience.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Rush basketry

    Rush basketry

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using traditional techniques you will make a variety of baskets with this native plant. There will be the opportunity to try experimental work with rush and other materials. All levels welcome. Materials provided.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  11. Rush basketry: an introduction

    Course Date: Sat 19 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain an understanding of the essentials of basketmaking using the common bulrush. Make a fruit bowl, hat or shopping basket. Tutor: John Page.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. The basketry project: investigate, explore, make

    Course Date: Mon 23 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn new skills to explore and expand your existing skill set. Using Twined Basketry techniques the emphasis will be on developing ideas and practice through personal research, and working with a range of materials.
    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £287.00
    Concession: £219.00

  13. Willow Basketry: make a basket in two evenings

    Willow Basketry: make a basket in two evenings

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make a small bread or fruit basket over two evening sessions. Suitable for beginners as an introduction to traditional willow basketry techniques, or for those with some experience wanting to refresh their skills.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

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