Basketry

Basketry Courses in London

City Lit is one of a few adult education centres that run Basketry courses. Many of our tutors have their own studios and share their technical skills and creative processes that positively impact students learning. We run our flagship two-year course aimed at students who wish to advance their craft. Many of our alumni have gone on to forge new careers as makers in their own right.

Our courses focus on specific methods and materials such as Willow, working with Rush, and Burkina Faso Basketry methods.

Our Basketry courses are popular and fill quickly. We keep the classes small to enhance your learning experience and ensure high quality delivery. So we encourage you to book now to avoid disappointment.

Browse our upcoming courses to find the right starting point for you.

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  1. Try it out: basketry
    Course start date:  Fri 13 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Page
    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.



    This course is ideal 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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  2. Basketry: cordage, simple looping and netting
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Page
    In this basketry related course you will learn how to make cordage suitable for looping and netting in a wide range of materials.
    Full fee £329.00 Senior fee £263.00 Concession £214.00
  3. Basketry techniques for contemporary craft makers
    Course start date:  Wed 15 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Page
    If you are looking to learn a number of basketry techniques to use on your professional contemporary craft practice, this is the course for you.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  4. City Lit basketry
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 22 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Louise Baldwin, John Page, Polly Pollock
    Learn a wide variety of basketry techniques: stake and strand, plaiting, twining and coiling, in materials such as willow, cane, rush and other, less traditional ones. On successful completion of this two-year course, following an exhibition of some of your work, you will receive a City Lit certificate in basketry. Suitable for beginners, though some craft experience is expected. Payment plans will be available.







    This course is will accept applications from January 2019. To register your interest for this course, please contact visualarts@citylit.ac.uk.
    Full fee £3,619.00 Senior fee £2,895.00 Concession £2,352.00
  5. Make a willow basket in two evenings
    Course start date:  Tue 13 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Page
    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 £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
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