Contemporary crafts

Contemporary Crafts Courses in London

City Lit is the place to develop your craft. Throughout the year, we offer classes in Basketry, Bookbinding, Calligraphy and Mosaics. We have a range of courses to suit our students at every level — from introductory courses for curious beginners, to advanced long courses if you are a professional and you want to develop your practice.

Our studios are perfectly equipped which allows us to create engaging and interactive courses for you. All our tutors are experienced crafters, designers, and makers in their own fields. So as a City Lit student, you’ll get the benefit of learning from their working knowledge.

Our courses also make use of the City Lit Design and Digital lab creating craft courses with a digital element to explore the possibilities of working with traditional craft. Many of our courses are delivered online, offering more accessibility for learners.

We host exhibitions throughout the year at City Lit Gallery where our students showcase their amazing work.

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  1. Calligraphy: brush lettering
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sharon Shaw
    Learn how to create calligraphic lettering with a pointed brush to liven up your greetings cards, make posters and more. This introduction to writing with a brush is an ideal entry into the world of calligraphy and creative handwriting.



    This course is perfect for all abilities and left and right-handers who have never used a brush pen or calligraphy pen, or those who have just started to dabble in lettering. We’ll begin by laying down a foundation of strokes and develop a strategy for practising time-effectively and mindfully with intention.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
  2. Try it out: calligraphy, modern copperplate
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 24 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veiko Kespersaks
    This short workshop will guide you through the basics of Modern Copperplate Calligraphy. Once the art form of expert craftsman, calligraphy is now a popular creative outlet, flexible enough to reflect the personality, style, and creativity of every individual. Everyone can learn it and have a lot of fun while doing so! Suitable for left-handers and right-handers.
    Full fee £49.00
  3. Artist's book club
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sue Doggett
    On this intermediate course, you will explore the world of Artists’ books and develop your skills and creative ideas in creating books as art. If you are interested in working on tutor-supported, independent projects and you welcome the opportunity to share your work and your ideas with other makers, this course will support your progress and help you to develop your concepts through the structure of the book. Not suitable for beginners.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00
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  4. Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
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  5. Calligraphy: modern copperplate
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veiko Kespersaks
    Learn how to write elegant letterforms using a pointed pen with ink. Once you have learnt how to write a basic copperplate alphabet, we will begin breaking the rules of traditional calligraphy to find a style that is all your own. The course is suitable for beginners as well as improvers, and both left-handers and right-handers.
    Full fee £419.00 Senior fee £335.00 Concession £272.00
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  6. Full fee £419.00 Senior fee £335.00 Concession £272.00
  7. Calligraphy and brush lettering
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 21 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sharon Shaw
    Take your calligraphy skills to the next level by learning the basics of brush pen lettering. Learn how to create calligraphic lettering with a pointed brush to liven up your greetings cards, make posters and more. This introduction to writing with a brush is an ideal entry into the world of calligraphy and creative handwriting.
    Full fee £419.00 Senior fee £335.00 Concession £272.00
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