Basketry Courses in London

City Lit is proud to be one of the only providers of adult education in Basketry. Our flagship courses are our two-year beginners’ course and our advanced year-long course; both taught by some of the UKs most respected makers and boasting alumni who have gone on to exhibit internationally. We offer specialist courses in willow and rush as well as less traditional materials and techniques such as random weave basketry.

Our exceptional teaching team are all practicing basket makers who contribute to a vibrant contemporary crafts scene worldwide. Learners benefit from their wealth of technical skill and are inspired by their creative ambition.

We supply all materials for our courses which are run in our purpose built studio. We encourage learners to take their work home and keep practicing between sessions to get the most out of their courses. Our basketry programme is small to ensure we don’t diminish the quality of delivery and our places do fill quickly.

Browse our range of Basketry courses in London below to choose your perfect option.

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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: £1,199.00
    Senior fee: £959.00
    Concession: £731.00

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