Textile Dye & Print Courses in London
Come and join us on our dye and print courses and experience the immediacy and satisfaction of applying colour to cloth. We offer masterclasses in specific and experimental dye and print techniques such as natural dyeing, silk screen printing, printing with dyes… for learners wishing to leave with armfuls of samples. Our classes provide a comprehensive overview of processes from start to finish, leaving you with a thorough understanding of the technique and bundles of ideas for how to develop your ideas further.
Fully Health and Safety compliant, our tutors ensure your safety from the moment you step into the studio. Aprons, gloves, masks are all provided and small class sizes ensure our tutors can monitor individual progress.
Print and dye tutors at City Lit are all practising artists, makers and designers with highly specialist knowledge. Their professional experience of designing, making and exhibiting within their own practices will inspire you in every class, pushing you to realise your ambitions or helping you to discover your passion.
If digital design and print is more your thing, have a browse of our Textile design and software page for our range of courses using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Digital home textiles: make a statement cushionCourse start date: Fri 19 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Suk Han LeeAdd some distinction to your home interiors and design a statement digital print, which forms the basis for your own printed cushion. Suitable for students with a creative background and basic sewing skills. Photoshop experience would be beneficial but not essential.Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £227.00
- Textiles: printing with natural dyesCourse start date: Sun 21 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lara MantellDiscover contemporary techniques of printing onto fabric with natural dyes.
Through demonstrations, personal exploration, and individual tuition you will learn how to use mordents and natural dye colours, and transform your textile designs into prints.Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
- Learn to print digital textilesCourse start date: Sat 24 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Suk Han LeeUsing Floral design as the focus, learn how you can develop and print digitally printed textile designs on this introductory course. This course is taught in our digital lab at City Lit. Please note that we use macs and adobe creative cloud software on this course. Some experience in using IOS and Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop will be beneficial for this course.Full fee £229.00
- Textiles: block printing with linoCourse start date: Sat 13 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lara MantellOn this course students will learn to translate initial drawings and mark-making into designs for lino-cut blocks. These blocks will be used to print dye onto fabric, making expressive patterns, exploring repeats and colour combinations.Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
- Textiles: silkscreen printingCourse start date: Tue 28 May 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rosie JamesExplore silkscreen printing on fabric using paper stencils. Develop tactile printed, coloured overlays through using opaque and transparent colour and surface finishes such as foiling, flocking and relief effects specially for textiles.Full fee £369.00 Senior fee £295.00 Concession £240.00
- Textiles: constructing pattern, colouring clothCourse start date: Sun 9 Jun 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Dawn DupreeExperiment 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.
- City Lit Mental Wealth Festival: flower printingCourse start date: Thu 12 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Renata MinoldoFlower printing can be used in fabric or paper and it is also a very easy, fun and economicalway to extract pigments from flowers, transfer shapes and make patterns and textures from natural dyestuff. It is great for those interested in exploring natural dyeing and printing techniques in a sustainable way.This session is part of the 2023 Mental Wealth Festival hosted by City Lit and partners.Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
- City Lit Mental Wealth Festival: painting with natural inksCourse start date: Thu 12 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Renata MinoldoIn this workshop we will explore the beauty of natural inks on paper. We will playfully and mindfully submerge in fields of colour allowing time and natural chemical processes to do their magic. This workshop includes some breathwork, tapping and painting techniques as meditation. This session is part of the 2022 Mental Wealth Festival hosted by City Lit and partners.Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
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