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. Calligraphy and illumination

    Calligraphy and illumination

    Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study lettering, illuminating, heraldry and gold leaf. You will be given advice on tools and materials, and basic materials are included. Left handers are welcome.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  2. City Lit bookbinding course

    City Lit bookbinding course

    Evening
    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

  3. Textiles: laser etching surface effects

    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn digital craft processes using laser etching techniques to produce surface effects on materials. Experiment with heat and mark making processes while exploring possibilities sampling on paper and fabrics, developing a range of samples. Suitable for learners new to laser cutting, yet some experience on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is required.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £303.00
    Concession: £231.00

  4. Laser cutting for textile fabrication

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop an understanding of new fabrications using laser cutting processes, exploring surface manipulation. Sample using digital and hand techniques using materials to create 2D and 3D textural surfaces or structures. Suitable for learners new to laser cutting, yet some experience on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is required.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  5. Calligraphy

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of calligraphy while studying italic hand. You will learn how to use colour and gold in your calligraphy. The course is suitable for beginners, but improvers with a special interest in italic are welcome.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £188.00

  6. City Lit bookbinding: intermediate

    City Lit bookbinding: intermediate

    Evening
    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

  7. Textiles: laser etching for block printing

    Course Date: Wed 9 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to make your own seals and stamps using the process of laser cutting for block printing. Test and develop drawing skills to etch ideas onto wood and rubber, enabling an understanding of digital design. Suitable for users with some knowledge of print and have used Photoshop and Illustrator before wanting to make their own unique stamps.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Jewellery: stone setting I

    Jewellery: stone setting I

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 10 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy making your own jewellery, but want to develop your mount-making and stone-setting techniques? Discover essential techniques in setting a gem stone, including round bezel and tube settings, with the guidance of an expert tutor.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £188.00

  9. Beginners' throwing course

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 10 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to throw mugs, bowls and lidded jars. Intermediate students can use this course to refresh their skills on the wheel. Tutor:.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  10. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage I

    Course Date: Thu 10 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create patterns and designs for printed textiles which may then be printed on cloth. This course is ideal for beginners in Photoshop who are textile artists or designers, or for anyone interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  11. Introduction to basketry

    Course Date: Fri 11 Oct 2019
    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.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £304.00

  12. Hand marbled paper

    Course Date: Fri 11 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get your hands messy investigating the history and techniques of decorative paper marbling from Suminagashi and Ebru to traditional Western marbling on carrageen moss size. Try out re-creating some historical patterns. Suitable for all levels.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  13. Ceramics: architectural slab construction

    Ceramics: architectural slab construction

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 11 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  14. Intermediate jewellery I

    Intermediate jewellery I

    Course Date: Fri 11 Oct 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 I focuses on surface, hollow forms and mechanisms. You will be encouraged to experiment with scale, with an emphasis on volumetric form.
    Full fee: £469.00
    Senior fee: £375.00
    Concession: £286.00

  15. Bookbinding: limp vellum binding

    Course Date: Tue 15 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will introduce you to the techniques for making a flexible and versatile limp vellum binding and equip you with the skills needed to produce a beautiful binding of your own. Some bookbinding experience required.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

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