Contemporary crafts

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. Experience: colour in resin jewellery

    Experience: colour in resin jewellery

    Course Date: Sat 13 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and pick up some skills in using resin - techniques of using pigments and embedding coloured elements.

    Whether you're a beginner or an experienced jeweller, this short course is an insight into casting plastics.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  2. Appraising jewellery and gemstones

    Course Date: Sun 14 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wished 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

  3. Book arts: experimental structures

    Book arts: experimental structures

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is designed to explore ideas of layering, depth and structure using sculptural and theatrical book structures, collage and paper cut-throughs. You will be able to develop your ideas and skills in the making of unique hand made books.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  4. Traditional Calligraphy: flourished italic

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the faster written Flourished Italic with its joined letters and decorative flourishes. Move beyond just copying script to use your calligraphy expressively, with flourish! Suitable for beginners, improvers and advanced students.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £176.00

  5. Jewellery making: all levels

    Jewellery making: all levels

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wanted to turn your hand to metal jewellery making and introduce texture to your work? Or have you done it beforeand would like to hone your skills with a professional tutor? Perfect for beginners, intermediate and advanced students,come and practise making jewellery to your own designs, whether you’re picking up the basics of cutting, forming and texturing, or taking your designs to the next level with more complex approaches like chain-making, stone setting, etching, patination and oxidation.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  6. City Lit fine jewellery workshop

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take advantage of a well-equipped jewellery studio to refine your skills through practice; working on your own projects in a creative and supportive workshop environment. This is a self-directed study workshop which runs alongside a year-long course: support and advice is available from the tutor but you will not be taught.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Calligraphy and illumination

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jan 2018 (and 3 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: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £176.00

  8. Book conservation and repair: leather-bound books

    Book conservation and repair: leather-bound books

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jan 2018
    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: £429.00
    Senior fee: £343.00
    Concession: £262.00

  9. Jewellery: design lab

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fancy working on your own jewellery projects in a professional workshop with an expert tutor? Join our interactive Jewellery Design Lab to perfect your skills, try different techniques, and discover new design approaches. Develop your own projects with expert guidance, and step outside your comfort zone to produce top-quality piecesyour own jewellery designs?
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  10. Jewellery: stone setting II

    Jewellery: stone setting II

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018
    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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  11. Book conservation for beginners: 2

    Book conservation for beginners: 2

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018
    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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  12. City Lit contemporary jewellery workshop

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take advantage of a well-equipped jewellery studio to refine your skills through practice; working on your own projects in a creative and supportive workshop environment. This is a self-directed study workshop: support and advice is available from the tutor but you will not be taught.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  13. Jewellery and mindfulness workshop

    Jewellery and mindfulness workshop

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Feeling stressed or distracted? Discover the power of craft activities in developing focus and concentration to combat the stress of daily life, and pick up new jewellery-making skills at the same time. Learn to hand-braid colourful textile threads to create a bracelet whilst learning about the practice of mindfulness, and enjoy the impact this has on your general well-being.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  14. Willow Basketry: make a basket in two evenings

    Willow Basketry: make a basket in two evenings

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make a small bread or fruit basket over two evening sessions. Suitable for beginners as an introduction to traditional willow basketry techniques, or for those with some experience wanting to refresh their skills.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  15. Flush setting for jewellery makers

    Flush setting for jewellery makers

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For intermediate jewellers, learn how to set round faceted stones in sheet metal and rings using the traditional flush setting technique. You will practice in copper, before moving on to work in silver. There will also be a chance to make your own flush setting tool.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

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