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. Intermediate handbuilding

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 31 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore your personal creative ideas in clay, increase your making and decorating skills. Use a range of hand building techniques to develop your practical skills and expand your knowledge of ceramic materials.
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £449.00
    Concession: £449.00

  2. Jewellery: soldering workshop

    Jewellery: soldering workshop

    Course Date: Tue 2 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Does your soldering let your jewellery work down? If you would like to practise without worrying about the outcome, get expert help and improve your understanding and technique, then come and join this practical course. Soon you will be soldering with confidence.This course is designed to complement VV432 Jewellery: soldering workshop, or for those who have taken other beginners or intermediate metal jewellery making courses.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  3. Textiles: laser etching for block printing

    Course Date: Tue 2 Jun 2020
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Paper marbling

    Paper marbling

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 7 Jun 2020
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Adobe Illustrator for jewellery design

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 10 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is designed to introduce Adobe Illustrator as a tool for jewellery design and making. It will take you through the basic tools, and how they can be used to develop your designs and produce accurate universal drawings for presentation and manufacture.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  6. Experimental jewellery

    Experimental jewellery

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever looked at a piece of junk and thought you could make something of it? Transform trash into treasure on this fascinating course teaching you to create beautiful jewellery from found objects. Take an open minded experimental approach and transform humble everyday materials into exciting, individual wearable pieces of jewellery.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Bookbinding: learn to bind artists' books

    Bookbinding: learn to bind artists' books

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the world of artists’ books and create your own one-off or small edition. Combine text, image and bookbinding to bring your interests to life; this course will help you develop your ideas through the structure of the book.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  8. Illustrative embroidery for textiles

    Illustrative embroidery for textiles

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 17 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your embroidery skills in both hand and machine stitching. Create a range of samples, learn how to transfer designs to cloth, explore design ideas, experiment with fabrics and threads.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. Bookbinding: crossed-structure and criss-cross bindings

    Bookbinding: crossed-structure and criss-cross bindings

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Immerse yourself in contemporary sewing techniques to create two attractive multi-section books using leather and decorative paper. These flexible books are unglued so that the pages open completely flat so as well as looking good, they are also excellent for use as sketchbooks, diaries and notebooks.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. Bookbinding: experiments in paper folding

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore colour, structure, and layering to produce exciting sculptural forms. By combining and extending techniques such as origami and concertina folding, cutting, piercing and slotting, you will create your own unique books.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Introduction to stone setting: raised grain setting

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Grain setting, sometimes referred to as bead setting, is a technique where small faceted stones are held in place by small prongs called beads. These are raised from the metal in the band using an engraving tool. This specialist technique builds on the basic stone setting methods, introducing the use of a new set of tools and skills and is perfect for those wishing to take their stone-setting to a higher level.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Laser cut a personalised necklace

    Course Date: Thu 25 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Spend some time playing with Adobe Illustrator in our bespoke digital and design lab. Learn some basic steps to customise an existing template using drawing and image trace tools. Send your file to be cut on our laser cutter and leave with your own personalised necklace. All materials included. Suitable for absolute beginners.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  13. Designer books for book designers II

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 5 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are interested in how to make dynamic book structures then this is the course for you. You will create a series of books which explore the relationship between key graphic design elements and a range of book forms.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. Make a Kimono

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 6 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join this upper intermediate sewing class and learn how to cut and make a unisex fashion version of this classic Japanese garment.

    You will carry out basic pattern amendments and leave with a completed kimono jacket- different length options available.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  15. Rhino project workshop

    Course Date: Mon 6 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course offers learners the space and time to use Rhino software working independently on personal projects, or practicing techniques learnt in class. The session is tutor supported and ideal for learners with basic experience on Rhino.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

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