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. Polly Pollock

    Introduction to basketry

    Course Date: Fri 9 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn 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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £304.00

  2. Basketry taster: Burkina Faso technique

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course is designed to give you a taste of possibilities enabling you to complete a number of small baskets demonstrating these this technique. These could be pieces in their own right or samples for future experiments or inspiration for developing projects. You will use the traditional British basketry materials rush and willow and maybe some others such as paper, strings and cane.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  3. Basketry: weaving in willow

    Basketry: weaving in willow

    Course Date: Tue 3 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore basic willow basketry structures and weaves. This course will guide beginners through a simple project to make a small, round, functional basket.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. City Lit basketry course: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 20 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For learners experienced in a wide range of basketry techniques, this advanced course will help to develop your skills. You will be introduced to a range of advanced 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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £1,199.00
    Senior fee: £959.00
    Concession: £731.00

  5. Make a willow basket in two evenings

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 10 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

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