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. City Lit fine jewellery

    City Lit fine jewellery

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Finesse your jewellery design and making on this year long evening course. From idea to product, develop your design and technical skills from soldering to settings, discover your design identity, and approach professional practice and presentation with the guidance of expert tutors.
    Full fee: £999.00
    Senior fee: £999.00
    Concession: £609.00

  2. Ceramics portfolio workshop

    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Workshop in ceramics alongside students on VR711 City Lit ceramics portfolio.
    Full fee: £1,249.00
    Senior fee: £1,249.00
    Concession: £762.00

  3. City Lit calligraphy course

    City Lit calligraphy course

    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Step into calligraphy with this two term course. Learn techniques and develop essential skills for using tools and materials to produce beautiful work. The course will cover specialist skills-based training in calligraphy and design, blending traditional skills with an introduction to the latest trends in calligraphy and the design world. An exciting, challenging, indepth introduction for beginners.
    Full fee: £999.00
    Senior fee: £999.00
    Concession: £609.00

  4. City Lit bookbinding course

    City Lit bookbinding course

    Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Step into bookbinding with this three-term course. Learn essential techniques and develop skills in using tools and materials to produce your own work. A stimulating, challenging and comprehensive introduction for beginners.
    Full fee: £1,099.00
    Senior fee: £1,099.00
    Concession: £670.00

  5. City Lit bookbinding: intermediate

    City Lit bookbinding: intermediate

    Course Date: Mon 7 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An intermediate-level course for students with some experience. Learn new skills and techniques. Develop and build on existing knowledge in traditional and contemporary bookbinding, including leather paring and fine binding.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £365.00

  6. Introduction to ceramics

    Introduction to ceramics

    Course Date: Mon 13 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain a basic understanding of hand-building, glazing and decoration techniques. Explore your creative ideas whilst learning the exciting possibilities of working with clay. Enjoy a taster experience of throwing on the wheel in the final session.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  7. Jewellery making: all levels

    Jewellery making: all levels

    Course Date: Mon 13 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wanted to turn your hand to making your own jewellery? Or done it before and would like to hone your skills with a professional tutor? From complete novices to experienced jewellers, come and practise making metal jewellery to your own designs, whether you're picking up the basics of cutting, forming and texturing, or taking your designs to the next level with complex approaches such as chain-making.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Calligraphy and brush lettering

    Calligraphy and brush lettering

    Course Date: Sun 19 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create calligraphic lettering with a pointed brush to liven up your greetings cards, make posters and more. This introduction to writing with a brush is an ideal entry into the world of calligraphy and creative handwriting.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  9. Intermediate jewellery III

    Intermediate jewellery III

    Course Date: Fri 17 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you taken a beginners course and are looking to progress your jewellery making? Develop and refine your design and making skills through guided projects applying a range of precision skills to create metal jewellery. Intermediate jewellery III focuses on wax carving, lost wax casting and professional approaches to producing multiples of your designs, including timings, budgeting, costing and pricing.
    Full fee: £469.00
    Senior fee: £375.00
    Concession: £286.00

  10. Introduction to jewellery making

    Introduction to jewellery making

    Course Date: Tue 21 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn fundamental skills for making jewellery, through creating pieces such as a pendant, ring and personal project e.g. earrings or bracelet etc.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  11. Paper marbling

    Paper marbling

    Course Date: Sat 25 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get your hands messy investigating the history and techniques of decorative paper marbling. From Japanese Suminagashi and Ebru to traditional Western marbling on carrageen moss size, try out re-creating some historical patterns. Suitable for all levels.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  12. Ceramics as a canvas: traditional slip decoration and surface treatments in clay

    Ceramics as a canvas: traditional slip decoration and surface treatments in clay

    Course Date: Sat 13 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop new skills in traditional ceramic decorating - including how to interpret patterns, text and drawings on a clay surface using slip-techniques, agates and textures. Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  13. Ceramics: throwing and assemblage

    Ceramics: throwing and assemblage

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Build on your existing skills by exploring form and surface. Create functional or non-functional objects by throwing, cutting and later assembling different components. Intermediate level, requiring basic throwing skills.
    Full fee: £369.00
    Senior fee: £295.00
    Concession: £225.00

  14. Willow basket making workshop

    Willow basket making workshop

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make traditional or contemporary baskets. Follow a project of your choice to create beautiful, functional baskets. Beginners will learn to weave willow; those of you with experience will use more complex techniques to improve your finish.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00

  15. Intensive throwing week

    Intensive throwing week

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills on the wheel. You will have your own wheel and the opportunity to use a variety of types of clay. The course is for experienced throwers and is ideal if you wish to develop your practice further. Intermediate level, throwing skills required.
    Full fee: £369.00
    Senior fee: £295.00
    Concession: £225.00

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