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. Introduction to ceramic sculpture

    Course Date: Sun 7 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Be inspired by the artwork and techniques of Ceramic Artists from 1900 up to today. This 4 day introductory course offer the chance to learn hand-building techniques for ceramic sculpture, off-site visit to V & A to see ceramics in their collection , Working from your sketches and visual notes, you will develop and create your own ceramic sculpture.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. Jewellery: cloisonné workshop

    Jewellery: cloisonné workshop

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore Cloisonné, a vitreous enamelling technique which utilised fine wires to create intricate designs. Add vibrant colour and striking effects to your jewellery. This course is for beginners and those who have tried enamelling before.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 2

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn intermediate Photoshop and design techniques in order to develop your textile design skills, gain clearer creative direction and expand your portfolio. This intensive textile design course is an ideal progression for those who have completed ' Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1', as well as for established textile designers wishing to expand their knowledge or students who are interested in surface pattern design.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. Make a Kimono

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A beginners introduction to this traditional Japanese garment. Learn how to make a stitched draped jacket working from a set pattern. Suitable for men and women.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  5. Introduction to leather jewellery

    Introduction to leather jewellery

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking for a fun place to start your jewellery making? Or already a jewellery-maker but feeling inspired to try a new material? Join this introductory class to learn all about leather and explore a range of techniques and processes to make attractive leather jewellery including bangles, cuffs and earrings.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Pottery: beginners' taster course

    Pottery: beginners' taster course

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore various methods for making pottery: throwing on the wheel, hand building with coils, pinching and slabs. An enjoyable introduction for beginners.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £303.00
    Concession: £231.00

  7. Ceramics: architectural slab construction

    Ceramics: architectural slab construction

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A course constructing sculpture from slabs of clay. Develop analytical and making skills to building subtle, minimalist or bold complex ceramic structures. Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  8. Gold tooling on paper

    Gold tooling on paper

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is a great introduction to gold-tooling and the creative use of the medium. Learn how to gold tool on paper

    with various hand tools, using BS Glaire and gold leaf. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  9. Try it out calligraphy weekend

    Try it out calligraphy weekend

    Course Date: Sat 13 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fancy having a go at this beautiful art form? This short weekend course will introduce you to the fundamental principles of lettering and calligraphy. Focussing on broad edged script, you will use different pens and nibs, and leave having completed your own sample.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  10. Conservation workshop: simple repairs to paper and books

    Conservation workshop: simple repairs to paper and books

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to book conservation and paper repair. Try your hand at loose leaf reattachment and book

    refurbishment. Expert demonstrations will inform your learning. Suitable for students with basic bookbinding skills.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  11. Constructed textiles with basketry and felt

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019
    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

  12. Taster day in conservation

    Taster day in conservation

    Course Date: Sat 20 Jul 2019
    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.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  13. Try it out: jewellery making weekend

    Try it out: jewellery making weekend

    Course Date: Sat 20 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Aimed at beginners or those wanting a refresher. Join this action packed weekend to make a pendant and silver ring. Implementing fundamental jewellery making techniques, you will gain the basic skills you need to make simple jewellery in metal.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  14. Print, design and bind: a book in a week

    Print, design and bind: a book in a week

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and enjoy a week in the print and book studios and leave with an artist’s book. This course will encourage you to experiment with printmaking techniques and bookbinding structures and help you to develop your initial ideas into a finished work. Some printmaking and/or bookbinding experience may be beneficial but not essential.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  15. Calligraphy: copperplate and spencerian scripts

    Calligraphy: copperplate and spencerian scripts

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use a pointed pen for writing in copperplate hand, which is famous for its fine lines, hand-made quality and romantic overtones. Suitable for both beginners and improvers, left and right handers.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

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