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. Mosaics introductory

    Mosaics introductory

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop 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. Please bring ideas, basic materials provided. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  2. Jewellery making: all levels

    Jewellery making: all levels

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wanted to turn your hand to making your own jewellery? Or done it before and would like to hone your skills with a professional tutor? From beginners to experienced jewellers, come and practise making metal jewellery to your own designs, whether you are picking up the basics of cutting, forming and texturing, or taking your designs to the next level with complex approaches such as chain-making.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £271.00
    Concession: £207.00

  3. Beginners' jewellery II

    Beginners' jewellery II

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make a bezel setting for a cabochon stone and a tube setting for a round faceted stone. This course is suitable for those who have done an introductory course as well as for complete beginners or those who would like to have a refresher of all the basic metal jewellery working skills.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. Calligraphy: modern copperplate

    Calligraphy: modern copperplate

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for all who would like to learn new skill of beautiful writing or to improve their calligraphy. The course will also help to develop your creativity and will give you a lot of ideas for future personal projects. The course is for both beginners and advanced students. Suitable for left and right-handers.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  5. Book conservation and repair: leather-bound books

    Book conservation and repair: leather-bound books

    Course Date: Wed 22 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn paper repair including toning, lining and infilling, and the repair and conservation of tight and hollow-backed full, half or quarter leather-bindings. Ideal if you have some bookbinding experience.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £304.00

  6. Bookbinding for beginners: simple leather binding

    Bookbinding for beginners: simple leather binding

    Course Date: Thu 23 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how leather, combined with simple sewing and cutting techniques can create a wonderfully flexible and stylish bindings. Create books with folded and crossed structure covers, and include some decorative elements to personalise your work.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Jewellery: stone setting II

    Jewellery: stone setting II

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Already mastered the basics of mount-making and stone-setting but want to improve further? Develop your skills exploring the intricacies of claw and collet settings with the guidance of an experienced tutor.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £188.00

  8. Laser cut a ring in wood

    Laser cut a ring in wood

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Spend some time playing with Adobe Illustrator in our bespoke digital and design lab. Learn some basic steps to customise an existing template using the drawing and image trace tool. Send your file to be cut on our laser cutter and leave with a simple piece of jewellery to take away. All materials included. Suitable for absolute beginners.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  9. Introduction to jewellery making and stone setting

    Introduction to jewellery making and stone setting

    Course Date: Thu 30 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You will be introduced to the basic metal jewellery making techniques through a series of exercises and projects.You will practise these techniques by producing a range of sample pieces in copper as well as some finished pieces. You will learn how and where to buy precious metals and stones. During the second half of the course you will practise and develop these skills further and learn how to make a setting for a cabochon stone.
    Full fee: £419.00
    Senior fee: £335.00
    Concession: £256.00

  10. Designing textiles using Photoshop II

    Designing textiles using Photoshop II

    Course Date: Thu 30 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn intermediate Photoshop and design techniques in order to develop your textile design work. Expand your portfolio developing a collection of designs. This creative textile design course is an ideal progression for those who have completed ' Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1' as well for established textile artists wishing to expand their knowledge or anyone interested in print pattern design.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  11. Calligraphy

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 30 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn 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: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £188.00

  12. Laser cut a bangle

    Laser cut a bangle

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 31 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Understand the process of laser cutting and engraving for fashion jewellery. Learn basic drawing skills of Adobe Illustrator on iMacs creating patterns and textures exporting files ready to be cut in our digital lab. Produce your design in wood and leave with a product and knowledge of further applications. Suitable for beginners and users of Illustrator.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  13. Calligraphy handwriting: developing your style

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 2 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create your own unique style of calligraphic handwriting and be inspired by the work of historical and contemporary calligraphers.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  14. Laser cutting for fashion and accessories

    Course Date: Wed 5 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore digital manufacturing using laser cutting techniques producing surface decoration for accessory and fashion garments. Test and sample using fashion templates before cutting onto fabrics developing for a collection. Suitable for learners new to laser cutting, yet some experience on Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, is required. Understanding fashion construction is advantageous.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  15. Book conservation for beginners II

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 6 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to repair cloth case volumes and ’perfect’ bindings. Identify and repair different book structures such as hollow and tight backed books and how to pare and tone leather for book repair.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

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