Contemporary Crafts Courses in London

Contemporary Crafts at City Lit is the place to develop your making skills. Our classes explore material, technique, process and idea and will encourage you to set and solve creative problems. Basketry, Bookbinding, Calligraphy and Mosaics courses are offered throughout the year, ranging from short modules to two-year programmes of study.

Our studios are perfectly equipped for each discipline, we work hard to design our courses perfectly to take advantage of our facilities. And, we keep those facilities up to date, with regular improvements to equipment and tools.

Most recently our Design and Digital Lab has enabled the development of craft courses with a digital element such as laser cutting – check out our 3D and digital design and making page for a full list of these exciting new courses.

Browse our range of Contemporary Crafts courses in London below to choose your perfect option.

  1. City Lit ceramics

    City Lit ceramics

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a wide variety of techniques including throwing, handbuilding, decoration and glazing. Ideal for beginners to pottery or for those with some experience.
    Full fee: £1,729.00
    Senior fee: £1,383.00
    Concession: £1,055.00

  2. City Lit ceramics workshop

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Workshop in ceramics alongside students on VR710 City Lit ceramics.
    Full fee: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,499.00
    Concession: £1,499.00

  3. Ceramics portfolio course

    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Attending two days a week, you will develop your ceramic techniques and drawing skills to build a portfolio of 2D and 3D work. Focus on the development of your personal ideas within a structure of varied projects, which could lead onto study in further and higher education. Some materials are included.
    Full fee: £2,609.00
    Senior fee: £2,087.00
    Concession: £1,591.00

  4. City Lit ceramics portfolio workshop

    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Workshop in ceramics alongside students on VR711 City Lit ceramics portfolio.
    Full fee: £1,329.00
    Senior fee: £1,063.00
    Concession: £811.00

  5. City Lit fine jewellery

    City Lit fine jewellery

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Advance your jewellery design and making on this year-long evening course. From idea to product, finesse your technical skills, discover your design identity and approach professional practice and presentation, with the guidance of expert tutors.
    Full fee: £1,149.00
    Senior fee: £1,149.00
    Concession: £701.00

  6. City Lit fine binding higher level: vellum

    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make a stiff-boarded binding in full vellum. Practise ‘pulling’ (disbinding) a book, preparing it for rebinding, making endpapers, edge-gilding, sewing multi-coloured end-bands, and preparing and covering with vellum. Suitable for advanced level students.
    Full fee: £1,099.00
    Senior fee: £879.00
    Concession: £670.00

  7. City Lit basketry course: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 25 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For learners experienced in a wide range of basketry techniques, this is a new course to build develop your skills. You will be introduced to some new techniques and emphasis will be placed on self directed study and developing a personal portfolio of work. This course is suitable for those experienced in a wide range of basketry techniques and who have completed the City Lit basketry course or have equivalent skills. These will be discussed at a pre-enrolment interview.
    Full fee: £1,199.00
    Senior fee: £959.00
    Concession: £731.00

  8. City Lit beginners' jewellery

    City Lit beginners' jewellery

    Course Date: Mon 28 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wanted to try making your own jewellery but not sure where to start? Delve into this intricate and rewarding craft with our year long structured beginner's course. Pick up the basics in everything from research and design to technical skills including soldering, annealing, etching and stone setting.
    Full fee: £1,599.00
    Senior fee: £1,279.00
    Concession: £975.00

  9. City Lit beginners jewellery workshop

    Course Date: Mon 28 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work independently on your own jewellery projects in our well equipped jewellery workshop. This is an opportunity for self-directed and untutored bench time, sharing the studio with the year long VV413 City Lit beginners jewellery course.
    Full fee: £1,599.00
    Senior fee: £1,599.00
    Concession: £1,599.00

  10. City Lit bookbinding course

    City Lit bookbinding course

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 29 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Step into bookbinding with this three-term course. Learn essential techniques and develop skills in using tools and materials to produce your own work. A stimulating, challenging and comprehensive introduction for beginners.
    Full fee: £1,159.00
    Senior fee: £1,159.00
    Concession: £707.00

  11. City Lit advanced calligraphy

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 5 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Step into calligraphy with this two term course. Learn techniques and develop essential skills for using tools and materials to produce beautiful work. The course will cover specialist skills-based training in calligraphy and design, blending traditional skills with an introduction to the latest trends in calligraphy and the design world. An exciting, challenging, indepth introduction for beginners.
    Full fee: £1,399.00
    Senior fee: £1,399.00
    Concession: £853.00

  12. City Lit contemporary jewellery

    City Lit contemporary jewellery

    Course Date: Thu 8 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Delve into the world of contemporary jewellery and develop your skills in drawing, design, critical thinking and technical skills. This rigorous, multi-disciplinary year long course is suitable for intermediate to advanced jewellers. Get to grips with a series of practical projects which will culminate in an end of year public exhibition.
    Full fee: £1,269.00
    Senior fee: £1,015.00
    Concession: £774.00

  13. City Lit contemporary jewellery workshop

    Course Date: Thu 8 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work independently on your own jewellery projects in our well equipped jewellery workshop. This is an opportunity for self-directed and untutored bench-time, sharing the studio with the year long VV408 City Lit contemporary jewellery course.
    Full fee: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,499.00
    Concession: £1,499.00

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