Fashion & textiles

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.
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  1. Beginners felt course

    Course Date: Fri 3 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the techniques of this fundamental fabric. Make connections with textiles, jewellery, painting and sculpture. Draw with wool fibre, create fabrics for textiles, fashion and interiors and construct 3D forms for jewellery and sculpture. Tutor: Heather Belcher.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00

  2. City Lit advanced textiles

    Course Date: Sat 24 Sep 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take your textiles to another level with this stimulating two year course. Open up new perspectives for your work as you explore a range of technical and visual research methods in response to a theme. These will include approaches to drawing, contextual studies, mixed media, dye and print, stitch and constructed textiles. You will be supported throughout by regular tutorials and workshops that stretch your individual textile practice. The course will culminate in an offsite exhibition at the end of year two. Pre-enrolment advisory interview is required. Please contact Visual Arts on 0207 492 2700/2703 to arrange.
    Full fee: £2,029.00
    Senior fee: £1,623.00
    Concession: £1,238.00

  3. City Lit textiles: colour, print, pattern

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore various ways of colouring and printing onto fabric through this project based course. Introducing techniques and design process develop a portfolio of textile samples , a sketchbook of research and aim towards finished work. Tutor: Louise Baldwin.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  4. City Lit textiles: surface, structure, stitch

    Course Date: Tue 24 Jan 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate textile structures and surfaces through this project based course. Develop an experimental portfolio of 2 and 3D stitched samples, sketchbook research and aim towards a finished piece. Tutor: Louise Baldwin.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  5. Clothes making: the trouser

    Course Date: Thu 11 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fast paced course for intermediate students. Apply your existing skills to making a trouser. Select and follow a pattern to make a timeless addition to your working wardrobe. Suitable for both mens and ladieswear. Not suitable for beginners.

    £100 off* if you book all three clothes making courses/terms:

    VX348 Clothes making: the shirt

    VX349 Clothes making: the dress

    VX350 Clothes making: the trouser

    With code: FASHION100 .

    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  6. Colour and abstract design for textiles and surface pattern

    Course Date: Sat 13 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A creative exploration of colour and abstract design for textiles. Explore and develop your understanding of colour mixing using paper dyes to create your own abstract imagery. Tutor: Louise Anderson.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Constructed textiles: personal project

    Course Date: Fri 5 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills and confidence in making felt as you combine a number of techniques, including simple weave, stitch and 3D forms, enabling you to explore your own creative ideas and personal projects.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create designs for printed textiles, which may then be printed on cloth. This course is ideal for beginners in Photoshop who are textile artists, designers, or interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  9. Experimental hand knitting

    Course Date: Sun 28 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.

    Tutor: Claire Montgomerie.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Fashion styling

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A thorough introductory course, perfect training for image consultants, fashion stylists or personal shoppers. Learn the theory and principles of fashion styling and how to apply them confidently to your clients’ lifestyle and needs.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Industry tips for confident dressing

    Course Date: Wed 26 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This introductory workshop will help build your confidence to reassess your current wardrobe and your shopping habits. Learn what suits your body shape, which colours to wear and discover insider fashion stylist tips! This course is designed for women.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  12. Introduction to dye techniques

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dip into colour, and learn a range of dye techniques. Using indigo, synthetic and natural dyes to practise dyeing of man-made and natural fabrics. You will finish the course with a unique collection of dye samples.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  13. Luxe fabrics: intricate lace top

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Top up your sewing skills on this project course. Working from a commercial pattern, learn how to cut, sew and finish a simple top in lace fabric. Pattern matching and specific handling skills will be taught. Suitable for those with some sewing experience. Tutor: Serefina Taylor.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  14. Printed textiles: screen printing and photo exposure

    Course Date: Tue 30 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  15. Project runway: working from a customised pattern

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Project runway: working from a customised pattern-Realise your fashion ideas on this course! Bring in your own customised pattern and be guided through steps to bring it to life. You will be advised on the most appropriate skills to use and adaptations to make along the way. Not suitable for beginners. An ideal follow on course from VX333 Project runway: adapting and customising patterns. Tutor: Silvia Sacrestano.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

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