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. 3D Print a ring using Rhino

    Course Date: Fri 15 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basic steps to 3D model a ring using Rhino software in our bespoke digital and design lab. Send your file to be 3D printed in resin and leave with a simple piece of jewellery to take away. All materials included.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  2. Modern calligraphy

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to write elegant stylish letterforms using a flexible pointed nib with ink. Once you’ve learnt how to write a basic alphabet we’ll begin breaking the rules of traditional calligraphy to find a style that is all your own.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  3. Pottery: a taster course in throwing

    Pottery: a taster course in throwing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal for beginners who want to experience the basic techniques of throwing on the potter's wheel. Learn how to produce mugs, bowls and simple forms, as well as how to apply slips and glazes, on this four-day course.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £399.00

  4. Experimental jewellery

    Experimental jewellery

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore making jewellery using plastic, wood, acrylics or bring your own materials. Learn fundamental jewellery making techniques and implement them on your desired materials to create your unique wearable pieces. This course is suitable for beginners and those with previous experience.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Bookbinding: limp vellum binding

    Bookbinding: limp vellum binding

    Course Date: Tue 26 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will introduce you to the techniques for making a flexible and versatile limp vellum binding and equip you with the skills needed to produce a beautiful binding of your own. Some bookbinding experience required.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  6. Try it out: calligraphy, formal and modern

    Course Date: Mon 2 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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

  7. Gold tooling on a paper binding

    Gold tooling on a paper binding

    Course Date: Thu 5 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your knowledge and experience of gold tooling on paper whilst learning how to gold tool on a paper-covered book, using hand finishing tools, BS Glaire and loose gold leaf. For those with experience in gold tooling using hand finishing tools and gold leaf.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

  8. Creative arts for bookbinding I: decorative paper techniques

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Try out a range of decorative techniques for paper including paste papers, stamps and simple dyeing and marbling techniques for bookbinding use or as individual pieces. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. Appraising jewellery and gemstones

    Appraising jewellery and gemstones

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 12 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Wish you knew more about the jewellery you were buying, or could value the heirlooms in your drawer? Join this fascinating two-day course to learn how to appraise gem set jewellery and stones. Explore precious metals, hallmarking, common gemstones found in jewellery and how to identify antique pieces, and bring your own jewellery for assessment by the tutor.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  10. Beginners' book arts

    Beginners' book arts

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to explore the three-dimensional and sculptural qualities of handmade books using layered forms, star books and other theatrical book forms. You will be able to develop your ideas and skills in the making of unique handmade books.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  11. Ceramics: surface decoration on clay

    Ceramics: surface decoration on clay

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Working with paper stencil, block printing on unfired clay, biscuit and glazed surfaces, you will create pattern and images with slips, oxides, glaze and on-glaze enamels on simple mould forms and tiles.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  12. City Lit bookbinding: intermediate and higher

    City Lit bookbinding: intermediate and higher

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £449.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £274.00

  13. Designing textiles using Photoshop I

    Designing textiles using Photoshop I

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  14. Jewellery making: all levels

    Jewellery making: all levels

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking to progress your jewellery making skills with the guidance of an expert tutor? If you are an intermediate jewellery maker and woud like to improve your design and push your technical skills to a higher standard this course is for you.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  15. Calligraphy and illumination

    Calligraphy and illumination

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study lettering, illuminating, heraldry and gold leaf. You will get advice on tools and materials, and basic materials are included. Left handers are welcome.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

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