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.
Learn how to make your own clothes. This beginner's course will teach you how to use the sewing machine, as well as basic sewing techniques and processes. Start by sampling, then construct a simple garment.
Course Date: Sun 23 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates) Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Become familiar with the sewing machine, learning how to thread up and use the machine safely and competently. Practise machine stitching different seams, hems and inserting a zip. Basic materials included.
Course Date: Wed 3 Oct 2018 (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.
Course Date: Wed 10 Oct 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
A valuable introduction to print design and production. Looking at contemporary fashion and textile examples you will consider the importance of scale, colour and process when planning a print project. You will experiment with simple block printing processes to create samples.
Course Date: Sat 20 Oct 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
A contemporary approach to hand stitching and embroidery exploring a variety of traditional stitches and techniques. Create experimental and expressive samples using traditional and non-traditional materials.
Course Date: Sun 28 Oct 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Dip into colour, and learn a range of dye techniques. Using indigo, synthetic and natural dyes to practise dyeing of man-made and natural fabrics. You will finish the course with a unique collection of dye samples.
Course Date: Fri 2 Nov 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Discover creative machine embroidery by making a range of experimental samples based on a theme. Explore and develop the effects created with different machine feet, thick and thin threads, tensions, free embroidery and appliqué.
Course Date: Wed 7 Nov 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
A valuable introduction to embroidery stitches and techniques. Looking at contemporary fashion and textile examples you will create samples using these techniques and consider their suitability for fashion and textiles applications. Stitch by hand and machine will be introduced.
Course Date: Sun 25 Nov 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Explore colour, texture, pattern and composition in a working sketchbook using a variety of creative mixed media and design processes. Generate imagery from original sources, discover their potential and work toward developed textile designs.
Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Practice working with a jersey / stretch fabric and sew a comfortable and wearable top from a pattern which can be adapted into a dress. Learn how to cut, sew and work neatly. Suitable for those with some sewing experience.