Basketry Courses in London

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.

  1. Random weave basketry: explore line, form and space

    Random weave basketry: explore line, form and space

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 9 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Introduction 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: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  2. The basketry project: investigate, explore, make

    The basketry project: investigate, explore, make

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn new skills to explore and expand your existing skill set. Using hexagonal plaiting basketry techniques, the emphasis will be on developing ideas and practice through personal research, and working with a range of materials.

    Please note there will be no class session on 04/05/2020 and 25/05/2020 due to changes of bank holidays.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £304.00

  3. Constructed textiles with basketry and felt

    Constructed textiles with basketry and felt

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Random weave basketry techniques worked together with felting processes can be used to investigate and explore relationships between internal and extrenal space, structure and surface. For complete beginners, and students with experience of basketry and/or felting.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  4. City Lit basketry course: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 25 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For learners experienced in a wide range of basketry techniques, this is a new course to build develop your skills. You will be introduced to some new techniques and emphasis will be placed on self directed study and developing a personal portfolio of work. This course is suitable for those experienced in a wide range of basketry techniques and who have completed the City Lit basketry course or have equivalent skills. These will be discussed at a pre-enrolment interview.
    Full fee: £999.00
    Senior fee: £799.00
    Concession: £609.00

  5. Contemporary willow basketry

    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment 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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  6. Try it out: basketry

    Try it out: basketry

    Course Date: Mon 30 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make a small basket using the interesting basketry technique of Plaiting which is used throughout the world. Be amazed by the potential of plaited basketry which will leave you wanting to learn more. For beginners, or students wishing to refresh basic bias plaited basketry techniques.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

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