Are you looking to develop skills in fashion, either for your own personal interest or to help you progress onto further or higher education? Maybe you have aspirations of a new career or starting your own business in the fashion industry, or maybe you just want to design your own clothes or learn how to style yourself. Our range of fashion courses include: fashion illustration, styling, design, developing fashion drawing skills and creating fashion accessories. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
Course Date: Sun 3 Jun 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Use the creative environment and equipment of our textile studio to drive your own textile projects forward. Individual tutorials, discussions and technical demonstrations provide constructive feedback and support throughout. Print, transfer dye, stitch and mixed media.
Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Make and use an origami mould to create abstract geometric form. Explore 3D structures working from paper into fabric using a range of folding, pleating and stitching techniques. You'll create intriguing sculptural forms and tactile surfaces.
Course Date: Thu 19 Jul 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Embroidery patches are everywhere! It’s the perfect way to make a subtle statement or instantly update an old jumper you’ve had hidden away for years. Patches become even more fun and intriguing when you have stitched them!
Course Date: Sat 21 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date) Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Experiment with a range of heat transfer processes and hand painting methods. Develop initial ideas through mark-making and collage. Create fabrics or art works using a personal colour palette and embellish surface through foil print and simple stitch marks.
Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Develop a creative and experimental sketchbook. Explore the surface qualities of drawing and mark-making with the layered possibilities of mixed-media and hand stitch. You'll have the chance to generate visual research and ideas towards a personal project.
Course Date: Mon 30 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date) Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Learn the basics of handweaving on a frame loom. Explore traditional rug making techniques to create raised surface decoration and handweaving in plain weave pattern. Create a series of samples, and design and create your own contemporary weave-combining techniques.
Course Date: Wed 1 Aug 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Explore contemporary felting processes such as the ‘seamless’ technique to create 3D structures and ‘nuno’, where fabrics are bonded to the surface to make dynamic textural effects. Create several samples or one resolved piece.
Course Date: Sat 4 Aug 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Learn the essential Tambour stitches and the knack of using a Tambour hook. Learn how to add beads and sequins to fabric to create personal work. You will also learn about specialist materials and tools.
Explore drawing and printing in the studio, before digitising and manipulating your designs using Photoshop. Suitable for students with a creative background. Photoshop experience preferred but not essential.
Course Date: Sat 18 Aug 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Develop your visual research with experimental approaches to mark making and drawing. Explore a range of drawing styles as well as approaches to line, colour, surface quality and repeat pattern methods for applications such as print, surface pattern, stitch and constructed textiles.