We offer a number of courses in basket making, ranging from the two-year City Lit Basketry Course, covering a great many techniques, to short courses specialising in willow or rush and other, less traditional materials and techniques, such as random weave. There are courses for both beginners and those with some experience.
Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700. Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
Course Date: Fri 5 Oct 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn exciting techniques used for making baskets around the world. Use a variety of materials, from the traditional to those which give a more contemporary feel to this ancient craft.Full fee: £459.00Senior fee: £367.00Concession: £280.00
Course Date: Sat 27 Oct 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetA four session introduction to basketry, through two intriguing techniques from South East Asia and Africa using traditional English materials rush and willow. Suitable for beginner basketmakers and those wanting to explore different basketry techniques.Full fee: £209.00Senior fee: £167.00Concession: £127.00
Course Date: Tue 6 Nov 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore basic willow basketry structures and weaves. This course will guide beginners through a simple project to make a small, round, functional basket.Full fee: £289.00Senior fee: £231.00Concession: £176.00
Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetMake 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: £79.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetUsing 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: £259.00Senior fee: £207.00Concession: £158.00
Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetMake baskets with increasing precision. Reinforce existing techniques and learn about good proportion. Follow an individual project to deepen your relationship with this beautiful material. For intermediate and advanced students and professionals.Full fee: £259.00Senior fee: £207.00Concession: £158.00
Course Date: Mon 11 Mar 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIntroduction to a simple interwoven technique for making unique and unusual baskets and containers. Vary materials and scale to make fine work which could become jewellery, or larger scale work to produce sculptural forms. For beginners and students with some experience.Full fee: £139.00Senior fee: £139.00Concession: £85.00
Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetMake a basket in a day using brightly dyed cane and non conventional materials. The day will give you a taste of what is possible with just a little knowledge and a few simple materials.
What students liked most about this course run in 2015/16:
"It was lovely to go home with a finished piece..".
"Brilliant demonstrations and practical help. A great day!"Full fee: £69.00Senior fee: £69.00Concession: £69.00
Course Date: Wed 10 Apr 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExperiment with unconventional willow baskets and structures, within a traditional context. This course guides you through new textures and forms using a variety of techniques from Europe and beyond.Full fee: £199.00Senior fee: £159.00Concession: £121.00
Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn new skills to explore and expand your existing skill set. Using coiled Basketry techniques the emphasis will be on developing ideas and practice through personal research, and working with a range of materials.Full fee: £369.00Senior fee: £295.00Concession: £225.00
Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn how to make traditional or contemporary baskets. Follow a project of your choice to create beautiful, functional baskets. Beginners will learn to weave willow; those of you with experience will use more complex techniques to improve your finish.Full fee: £189.00Senior fee: £151.00Concession: £115.00