Contemporary Crafts Courses in London

Do you enjoy making things? Choose from a number of our contemporary craft courses in London such as calligraphy courses, basketry, bookbinding, jewellery making courses and ceramics and pottery courses that will allow you to explore your artistic creativity using a variety of different materials. 

Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm.

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  1. Designing textiles using Photoshop I

    Designing textiles using Photoshop I

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 26 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create motifs and designs for printed textiles which may then be printed onto cloth. This course is ideal for beginners in Photoshop who are textile artists, designers, or for anyone interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  2. 3D Printing for casting: basic principles

    3D Printing for casting: basic principles

    Course Date: Thu 27 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basic steps to 3D modelling and 3D printing for casting. You will take home a simple 3D print of your own design in castable resin. All materials are included. Should you wish to cast your resin print in metal, your tutor can advise you on how to best outsource this.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  3. Designing textiles using Photoshop II

    Designing textiles using Photoshop II

    Course Date: Thu 27 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn intermediate Photoshop and design techniques in order to develop your textile design work. Expand your portfolio developing a collection of designs. This creative textile design course is an ideal progression for those who have completed ' Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1' as well for established textile artists wishing to expand their knowledge or anyone interested in print pattern design.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  4. Introduction to stone setting: casting with stones

    Introduction to stone setting: casting with stones

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered how stones are cast into metal or found your wax carved settings have changed in the lost-wax casting process? This course will introduce you to the principles of wax-carved settings for lost-wax casting and how stones can be cast directly into metal using cuttlefish and delft-clay sand casting.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. 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

  6. Animal forms in ceramic

    Animal forms in ceramic

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have fun exploring the possibilities of designing small scale animal forms in clay. Slab and hand building will be taught along with tooling techniques to bring your figures to life. Some experience with clay is beneficial.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  7. Designer books for book designers I

    Designer books for book designers I

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in how to make dynamic book structures? Then this is the course for you - an opportunity to create a series of books based on individual key graphic design elements - line, colour, shape, image and type.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Coloured resin jewellery: a masterclass with Kathie Murphy

    Coloured resin jewellery: a masterclass with Kathie Murphy

    Course Date: Thu 19 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to introduce more colour and light into your jewellery? Discover the simple but effective tricks of working in coloured resin. Whether you are an accomplished jeweller or a complete beginner, join an expert to learn how to make resin moulds and get to grips with a range of creative techniques in this beautiful medium.

    Please note: you will be required to bring along some materials, listed below in section 6.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  9. Jewellery techniques: Keum Boo

    Jewellery techniques: Keum Boo

    Course Date: Thu 26 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the ancient Korean art of ‘Keum Boo’, often called ‘gold overlay’. Learn how to add decorative gold accents to silver jewellery. Ideal for beginners and experienced jewellers alike.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. Beginning miniature bookbinding

    Beginning miniature bookbinding

    Course Date: Fri 27 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the magic of tiny books in this introduction to miniature bookbinding. You will discover the history and appeal of this unique style and make three adorable miniature books to take home. Suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Try it out: jewellery making weekend

    Try it out: jewellery making weekend

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Transform humble everyday materials into unique and exciting wearable pieces. This course is aimed at beginners and will introduce you to creating jewellery from recycled materials using a variety of techniques. Adopt an experimental and playful approach and challenge your creativity.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  12. Try it out: bookbinding

    Try it out: bookbinding

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dip your fingers into bookbinding. Learn a little about the history, materials and craft of bookbinding while making a simple binding to take home. A chance to discuss further study in bookbinding at City Lit.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Try it out conservation

    Try it out conservation

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the tools, materials and skills involved in book repair and conservation while trying out some basic techniques on paper, book cloth and board. No bookbinding experience required and a chance to discuss further study in bookbinding at City Lit.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Try it out: jewellery making

    Try it out: jewellery making

    Course Date: Mon 30 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to jewellery techniques and skills to enable you to make a simple pendant. A starter course for beginners.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Try it out: calligraphy, formal and modern

    Course Date: Wed 1 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to find out about the difference between formal calligraphy and modern calligraphy? Come along to this session and have a go at writing both styles. Beginners and improvers welcome.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

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