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.

Contemporary crafts highlights

Bookbinding

Bookbinding

Calligraphy

Calligraphy

Mosaics

Mosaics

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  1. Introduction to jewellery making

    Introduction to jewellery making

    Course Date: Sat 23 Mar 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover metal jewellery making techniques to create a piece of jewellery. You will be introduced to the basic processes of forging, texturing, soldering and cutting out shapes in metal. You will learn how to create a ring to the correct finger size.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. Introduction to packaging design

    Introduction to packaging design

    Course Date: Wed 27 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Creative packaging is often as important as the item inside. Learn how to make a range of boxes in paper and card. Cut, fold and glue prototypes, create your own artwork and customise templates to produce unique packaging. For graphic designers, DIY artists and lovers of paper crafts.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Introduction to using the laser cutter for paper and fabric

    Introduction to using the laser cutter for paper and fabric

    Course Date: Wed 27 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A short introductory course in laser cutting, ideal for beginners or anyone wishing to add innovation to his or her own creative projects. You will learn simple software techniques using Adobe Illustrator to convert your design ideas into a variety of laser cut samples and small personal projects.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Wooden boarded binding

    Wooden boarded binding

    Course Date: Fri 29 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The earliest books were sewn on to wooden boards. On this short course you will learn about early book structures and create a Coptic binding using some historical techniques and materials.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. Try it out: jewellery making

    Try it out: jewellery making

    Course Date: Mon 1 Apr 2019
    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: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  6. Precious metal clay: setting stones

    Precious metal clay: setting stones

    Course Date: Thu 4 Apr 2019
    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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  7. Introduction to engraving

    Introduction to engraving

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn traditional methods of hand engraving to create beautiful embellished surfaces. Intermediate/advanced.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  8. Boxes for prints

    Boxes for prints

    Course Date: Wed 10 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make a clamshell box from board, bookcloth and paper. Leave with a completed box to house existing small scale prints and objects or for future work.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. Contemporary willow basketry

    Course Date: Wed 10 Apr 2019
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Make a leather bracelet

    Make a leather bracelet

    Course Date: Sat 13 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get to grips with leather work: learn how to join and decorate leather, creating your own simple bracelet or cuff. Whether you are a complete jewellery novice, or wanting to experiment with a new material, this fascinating one day course is the ideal introduction to working with this beautifully pliant material.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  11. The basketry project: investigate, explore, make

    The basketry project: investigate, explore, make

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn new skills to explore and expand your existing skill set. Using coiled basketry techniques the emphasis will be on developing ideas and practice through personal research, and working with a range of materials.
    Full fee: £369.00
    Senior fee: £295.00
    Concession: £225.00

  12. Bookbinding: learn to bind artists' books

    Bookbinding: learn to bind artists' books

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the world of artists’ books and create your own one-off or small edition. Combine text, image and bookbinding to bring your interests to life; this course will help you develop your ideas through the structure of the book.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  13. Bookbinding: improvers’ workshop

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This one term course is designed to help students to develop their bookbinding skills. You will already have some experience of binding techniques and some knowledge of tools, materials and equipment in order to benefit from this workshop-style class. There will be the opportunity to work on your own projects, or to practice skills in which you feel less confident in order to enable you to progress to higher level courses.

    Not suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  14. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create patterns and designs for printed textiles which may then be printed onto cloth. This course is ideal for beginners in Photshop who are textile artsits or designers, or for anyone interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  15. City Lit intermediate to advanced bookbinding

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity for experienced students to work on individual projects such as fine binding, box-making, book conservation or alternative book structures. Complete all those unfinished pieces or create something new. Not suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £439.00
    Senior fee: £351.00
    Concession: £268.00

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