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.
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Course Date: Wed 23 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIdeal if you have some bookbinding conservation experience and want to develop your skills further by working on your own projects with advice and guidance. Each term will include demonstrations that focus on a different aspect of book conservation.Full fee: £339.00Senior fee: £339.00Concession: £207.00
Course Date: Thu 24 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetA four day introduction into traditional and contemporary leather decorating techniques. Are you working with leather in the context of bookbinding, fashion, textiles, fine art or jewellery? This course will broaden your expertise.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £159.00Concession: £121.00
Course Date: Thu 31 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn the principles and explore the essential steps of calligraphy work using a range of tools and techniques to create an individual piece. Suitable for beginners as well as improvers, left or right handers welcome.Full fee: £299.00Senior fee: £299.00Concession: £182.00
Course Date: Sun 3 Feb 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn how to create your own unique style of calligraphic handwriting and be inspired by the work of historical and contemporary calligraphers.Full fee: £299.00Senior fee: £299.00Concession: £182.00
Course Date: Fri 8 Feb 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetHave you taken a beginners course and are looking to progress your jewellery making? Develop and refine your design and making skills through guided projects applying a range of precision skills to create metal jewellery. Intermediate jewellery II focuses on building the technical skills used in chain-making, bespoke findings, clasps, catches and brooch fittings.Full fee: £469.00Senior fee: £375.00Concession: £286.00
Course Date: Sat 9 Feb 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore colour, structure, and layering to produce exciting sculptural forms. By combining and extending techniques such as origami and concertina folding, cutting, piercing and slotting, you will create your own unique books.Full fee: £129.00Senior fee: £103.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Fri 15 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIntroduction to metal jewellery-making techniques such as forging, texturing and soldering, cutting out shapes in sheet metal and twisting wire. We 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: £209.00Senior fee: £209.00Concession: £127.00
Course Date: Mon 18 Feb 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetCreate your own patterns and designs for transfer onto a practical tote bag. Explore colour and collage techniques; how to download and scan images; plus simple digital manipulation in Photoshop. Also covers mono-printing and heat press techniques to transfer your final print onto a tote bag.
Full fee: £129.00Senior fee: £103.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Wed 20 Feb 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetA 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: £149.00Senior fee: £149.00Concession: £91.00
Course Date: Wed 20 Feb 2019 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDevelop your creative skills in this classic art form, adhering your materials to a temporary surface before applying the completed section to a flat base or casting it into concrete.Full fee: £299.00Senior fee: £239.00Concession: £182.00
Course Date: Thu 21 Feb 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe bradel binding can be traced back to the eighteenth century and although it resembles a case binding, the techniques used to construct the book make it much more durable. This structure can be adapted for use with paper, cloth and leather. Not suitable for beginners.Full fee: £179.00Senior fee: £143.00Concession: £109.00
Course Date: Sat 23 Feb 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn how to write elegant, stylish letterforms using a flexible pointed nib with ink. Once you have learnt how to write a basic alphabet, we will begin breaking the rules of traditional calligraphy to find a style that is all your own.Full fee: £299.00Senior fee: £239.00Concession: £182.00
Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWorking with silkscreen, paper stencil, block and potato printing on unfired clay, biscuits and glazed surfaces, you will create pattern and narrative images with slips, oxides, glaze and on-glaze on simple mould forms and tiles.Full fee: £229.00Senior fee: £229.00Concession: £140.00
Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn and develop calligraphy skills on this beginners and improvers course. You will practice with a range of pens and papers, and create a finished example using a favourite quotation. Advice will be given on tools and materials. Suitable for left or right handers.Full fee: £209.00Senior fee: £209.00Concession: £127.00
Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetGrain setting, sometimes referred to as bead setting, is a technique where small faceted stones are held in place by small prongs called beads. These are raised from the metal in the band using an engraving tool. This specialist technique builds on the basic stone setting methods, introducing the use of a new set of tools and skills and is perfect for those wishing to take their stone-setting to a higher level.Full fee: £149.00Senior fee: £149.00Concession: £91.00
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