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. Creative screenprinting on fabric

    Course Date: Wed 9 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Drawing for textiles: mark making and pattern design

    Course Date: Sat 19 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  3. 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

  4. Fashion accessories: hand-stitched leather handbags

    Course Date: Mon 7 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the art of cutting and manipulating fine leather. Practice twin-needle saddle stitching to create a hand-stitched leather handbag adapted to your own design. Tutor: Katherine Pogson.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Fashion styling: reinventing wardrobe staples

    Course Date: Thu 3 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  6. Giant knits for interiors

    Course Date: Wed 2 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Illustrated stitch: a masterclass with Rosie James

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Introduction to clothes making

    Course Date: Mon 14 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use a sewing machine and use simple techniques and processes. Begin with sampling before moving on to the construction of a simple top. Tutor: Silvia Sacrestano.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. Introduction to hand sewing

    Course Date: Sat 22 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  10. Introduction to the sewing machine

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  11. Introduction to using the Sewing machine

    Course Date: Fri 9 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Become familiar with using a sewing machine safely and competently. Learn to pin and cut out fabric and make simple seams and hems before progressing to complete a small purse with a zip fastener.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Print and dye: polychromatic fabric printing

    Course Date: Sat 12 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. 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

  14. Repair and mend: traditional skills

    Course Date: Fri 9 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Taking inspiration from the slow revolution, master hand sewing skills to repair existing garments. Repair zips, button holes, collars, cuffs. Skills taught are suitable for both mens and ladieswear.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  15. Sewing school: make a top that fits with a peplum hem

    Course Date: Mon 5 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to make a flattering peplum top that actually fits you! You’ll be guided step by step through choosing the right pattern size, making adjustments to the fit, through to making the garment.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

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