Textile dye and print

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 the School of Visual Arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday – Friday, 10am - 5pm

  1. Introduction to dye techniques

    Introduction to dye techniques

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 4 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Dip into colour, and learn a range of dye techniques. Using indigo, synthetic and natural dyes to practise dyeing a variety of natural fabrics. You will finish the course with a unique collection of dye samples.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  2. Laser cut stencils for printed textiles

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 7 Oct 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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Introduction to digitally printed textiles

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 10 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Refine print techniques and knowledge in this intermediate surface course. Expand skills experimenting with layering techniques for fashion art or interior applications. Work to a brief or explore personal themes and concepts to develop your creative practice or project.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  4. Laser etched stamps for block printing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 31 Oct 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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. City Lit advanced textile art course

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take your textiles to another level with this stimulating two year advanced course. Open up new perspectives for your work as you explore a range of technical and visual research methods in response to a theme. These will include approaches to drawing, contextual studies, mixed media, dye and print, stitch and constructed textiles. You will be guided and supported throughout by regular tutorials and workshops that stretch your individual textile practice. The course will culminate in a public exhibition at the end of year two.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £2,299.00
    Senior fee: £2,299.00
    Concession: £1,402.00

  6. Textile and surface pattern: from drawing to digital print

    Textile and surface pattern: from drawing to digital print

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate mark making, layering and juxtaposing ideas through experimental drawings. Explore the importance of imaginative research and how to record it in a sketchbook. Develop versatile design ideas for textiles: interiors, fashion, stationery or text.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

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