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. Try it out: precious metal clay jewellery

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to experience working with one of the most versatile and effective materials in jewellery making? Come and get to grips with precious metal clay, which handles like clay but turns into pure silver when fired.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Introduction to diamonds

    Introduction to diamonds

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join this fascinating one day course for a valuable insight into the diamond trade, different types of diamonds on the market, and how to assess them. Learn about how the beautiful stones are mined, cut, graded and priced, as well as exploring common simulants. No previous experience necessary.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Basketry taster: windmill knot and Burkina Faso techniques

    Basketry taster: windmill knot and Burkina Faso techniques

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A four session introduction to basketry, through two intriguing techniques from South East Asia and Africa using traditional English materials rush and willow. Suitable for beginner basketmakers and those wanting to explore different basketry techniques.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. Conservation and repair I

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the tools, materials and skills involved in book repair and conservation on this 6 week introduction. Learn about the structure, collating and pulling of a book. Practise some paper cleaning and repair, and learn how to re-sew a text-block. This course is suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Bookbinding: box making

    Bookbinding: box making

    Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make slipcases, clamshell and Japanese boxes. Get creative with decorative and plain papers, cloth, board and fastenings and complete beautiful containers to house your precious books and objects.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  6. Jewellery: electroforming workshop

    Jewellery: electroforming workshop

    Course Date: Tue 29 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the potential of electroforming, the process of transforming models from carved wax, Polymorph and organic found objects,such as twigs, leaves and seashells, into metal. Learn how to prepare objects, handle the electroforming tank and chemicals, and integrate attachments, to create professional-looking lightweight and hollow pieces.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  7. Jewellery: soldering workshop

    Jewellery: soldering workshop

    Course Date: Tue 29 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  8. Pottery for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 2 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the exciting possibilities of pottery using the main pottery techniques of hand-building and throwing. Simple surface decoration, glazing and firing will also be taught.
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £449.00
    Concession: £274.00

  9. More mosaics

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 2 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore surface qualities including smooth, textured and relief work, as well as covering non-flat shapes. A wide range of approaches from fine art to ornament will be considered. Please bring ideas. Basic materials provided. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  10. Basketry: weaving in willow

    Basketry: weaving in willow

    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore basic willow basketry structures and weaves. This course will guide beginners through a simple project to make a small, round, functional basket.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  11. Digital surface design for ceramics

    Course Date: Fri 8 Nov 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to transform simple ceramic wares with the use of photo transfers and Adobe Photoshop. Using scanned images, photos or artwork, edit your design before applying images onto plates, cups etc. Work will be kiln fired and we will cover the design process from start to finish.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Introduction to precious metal clay

    Introduction to precious metal clay

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 8 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to discover one of the most versatile and effective materials in jewellery making? Come and get to grips with metal clay, which handles like clay but turns into pure copper when fired. Whether you are a complete novice or an experienced jeweller, learn the basic techniques of working with this magic material as well as more innovative uses, to create original items of jewellery.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. Introduction to stone setting: flush and gypsy setting

    Introduction to stone setting: flush and gypsy setting

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gypsy setting, often called flush setting is a technique to set a small round and brilliant cut faceted stone on a metal surface. On this course you will be introduced to the principles and applications of this versatile technique, including making your own bespoke setting tools.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Experimental jewellery

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 10 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore making jewellery using plastic, wood, acrylics or bring your own materials. Learn fundamental jewellery making techniques and implement them on your desired material(s) to create your unique wearable piece(s). Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  15. 3D Print a ring using Rhino

    Course Date: Fri 15 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basic steps to 3D model a ring using Rhino software in our bespoke digital and design lab. Send your file to be 3D printed in resin and leave with a simple piece of jewellery to take away. All materials included.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

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