Contemporary Crafts Courses in London

Do you enjoy making things? Choose from a number of our contemporary craft courses in London such as calligraphy courses, basketry, bookbinding, jewellery making courses and ceramics and pottery courses that will allow you to explore your artistic creativity using a variety of different materials. 

Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm.

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  1. Introduction to stone setting: casting with stones

    Introduction to stone setting: casting with stones

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered how stones are cast into metal or found your wax carved settings have changed in the lost-wax casting process? This course will introduce you to the principles of wax-carved settings for lost-wax casting and how stones can be cast directly into metal using cuttlefish and delft-clay sand casting.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

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

    Random weave basketry: explore line, form and space

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 9 Mar 2020
    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: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  3. Introduction to 3D printing using Rhino

    Introduction to 3D printing using Rhino

    Course Date: Mon 9 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is designed to introduce Rhino software as a tool for designing for 3D Printing, taking you through the basic commands, and how they can be used to develop your designs and produce accurate 3D prints.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Animal forms in ceramic

    Animal forms in ceramic

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have fun exploring the possibilities of designing small scale animal forms in clay. Slab and hand building will be taught along with tooling techniques to bring your figures to life. Some experience with clay is beneficial.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  5. Designer books for book designers I

    Designer books for book designers I

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in how to make dynamic book structures? Then this is the course for you - an opportunity to create a series of books based on individual key graphic design elements - line, colour, shape, image and type.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  6. Coloured resin jewellery: a masterclass with Kathie Murphy

    Coloured resin jewellery: a masterclass with Kathie Murphy

    Course Date: Thu 19 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to introduce more colour and light into your jewellery? Discover the simple but effective tricks of working in coloured resin. Whether you are an accomplished jeweller or a complete beginner, join an expert to learn how to make resin moulds and get to grips with a range of creative techniques in this beautiful medium.

    Please note: you will be required to bring along some materials, listed below in section 6.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  7. Jewellery techniques: Keum Boo

    Jewellery techniques: Keum Boo

    Course Date: Thu 26 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the ancient Korean art of ‘Keum Boo’, often called ‘gold overlay’. Learn how to add decorative gold accents to silver jewellery. Ideal for beginners and experienced jewellers alike.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Beginning miniature bookbinding

    Beginning miniature bookbinding

    Course Date: Fri 27 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the magic of tiny books in this introduction to miniature bookbinding. You will discover the history and appeal of this unique style and make three adorable miniature books to take home. Suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Try it out: jewellery making weekend

    Try it out: jewellery making weekend

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Transform humble everyday materials into unique and exciting wearable pieces. This course is aimed at beginners and will introduce you to creating jewellery from recycled materials using a variety of techniques. Adopt an experimental and playful approach and challenge your creativity.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  10. Try it out conservation

    Try it out conservation

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the tools, materials and skills involved in book repair and conservation while trying out some basic techniques on paper, book cloth and board. No bookbinding experience required and a chance to discuss further study in bookbinding at City Lit.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Try it out: jewellery making

    Try it out: jewellery making

    Course Date: Mon 30 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to jewellery techniques and skills to enable you to make a simple pendant. A starter course for beginners.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Try it out: calligraphy, formal and modern

    Course Date: Wed 1 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to find out about the difference between formal calligraphy and modern calligraphy? Come along to this session and have a go at writing both styles. Beginners and improvers welcome.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  13. Precious metal clay: setting stones

    Precious metal clay: setting stones

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 2 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever fancied experimenting with metal clay and exploring how to set stones in your jewellery? Whether you are a complete novice or an experienced jeweller, this fascinating course will guide you through setting stones using handmade settings. You will develop your own ideas and designs, and practise a range of techniques to create your own striking metal clay work.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  14. Introduction to leather jewellery

    Introduction to leather jewellery

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 4 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking for a fun place to start your jewellery making? Or already a jewellery-maker but feeling inspired to try a new material? Join this introductory class to learn all about leather and explore a range of techniques and processes to make attractive leather jewellery including bangles, cuffs and earrings.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Introduction to jewellery making

    Introduction to jewellery making

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Introduction to metal jewellery making techniques such as forging, texturing and soldering, cutting out shapes in sheet metal and twisting wire. You will explore how to create a ring to the correct finger size and how to add decoration like a stone or a kinetic element. You will create at least one wearable piece of jewellery on this course.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

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