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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Jewellery making: all levels

    Jewellery making: all levels

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 2 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Designing textiles using Photoshop I

    Designing textiles using Photoshop I

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    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

  10. Develop your jewellery design and making

    Develop your jewellery design and making

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fancy honing your jewellery making skills in a professional workshop with an expert tutor? If you are an intermediate to advanced jewellery maker and would like to improve your designs and push your technical skills to a higher standard, this hands-on, expert led course is for you. Perfect your skills, try different techniques, and discover new design approaches.
    Full fee: £459.00
    Senior fee: £367.00
    Concession: £280.00

  11. Jewellery: design lab

    Jewellery: design lab

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (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 develop 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 pieces to your own jewellery designs.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  12. Book conservation and repair workshop: intermediate and higher

    Book conservation and repair workshop: intermediate and higher

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you have some bookbinding conservation experience and want to develop your skills further by working on your own projects with advice and guidance. Each term will include demonstrations that focus on a different aspect of book conservation.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  13. Laser cutting for fashion fabrics

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore digital craftmanship using laser cutting techniques producing textiles for fashion applications. Understand the manufacturing possibilities by sampling and testing paper and fabrics, developing a variety of textile patterns. Work to a brief or personal project. Suitable for learners new to laser cutting, yet some experience on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is required.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  14. Ceramics diploma workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For ceramics diploma students only.
    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £649.00
    Concession: £396.00

  15. Rush basketry

    Rush basketry

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using traditional techniques you will make a variety of baskets with this native plant. There will be the opportunity to try experimental work with rush and other materials. All levels welcome. Materials provided.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

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