Are you looking to develop skills in fashion, either for your own personal interest or to help you progress onto further or higher education? Maybe you have aspirations of a new career or starting your own business in the fashion industry, or maybe you just want to design your own clothes or learn how to style yourself. Our range of fashion courses include: fashion illustration, styling, design, developing fashion drawing skills and creating fashion accessories. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
Experiment with screenprinting for fabric. Expose your own screens with a photo technique, and experiment with media and materials to create a selection of samples for design, repeats and/or textile outcomes. Tutor: Emma Laird.
Develop experimental approaches to mark making and drawing. Explore a range of drawing styles, and approaches to line, colour, surface quality and repeat pattern for applications such as print, surface pattern, stitch and constructed textiles. Tutor: Louise Anderson.
Designed to introduce and facilitate a passion for hand knitting, colour and texture. Learn advanced textural stitches and explore colour, striping and unconventional materials. For improvers and advanced knitters.
Unlock the value in your wardrobe! Learn simple sewing skills and get inspiration to look at your clothes from a new perspective - from simple adjustments to creative makeovers. Basic hand and machine sewing skills necessary. Tutor: Barley Massey.
Work with bulky yarn and needles to create your own giant knits! Use basic stitches of knit and purl, increasing, decreasing and textural stitches to make an item for your home. Tutor: Claire Mongomerie.
Draw from your own photographs of people and buildings then learn how to stitch those drawings on to cloth using a sewing machine. Add fabric to create a completed contemporary textile artwork. Tutor: Rosie James.
Learn the basics of hand sewing and gain confidence in using this skill to repair and adapt. Get to grips with a variety of simple stitches to make seams and hems, and attach buttons. Tutor: Heather Belcher.
Learn how to use the sewing machine safely and confidently. Practise your machine sewing skills to make practical seams and hems, buttonholes, insert a zip and complete a small zipped pencil case or purse. Tutor: Heather Belcher.
Experiment with polychromatic print onto fabric and paper, exploring the creative potential of Procion dyes and silk screen printing. Processes include mark making, hand painting, resists, stencils and layering. Develop personal designs, textile samples and artwork. Tutor: Dawn Dupree.
Learn how to create your own hand made artwork into a photographic silk screen. Develop tactile printed layers through exploring opaque and transparent colour and special finishes such as foiling, flocking and relief effects.