Fashion & Textiles Courses in London

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.
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  1. Introduction to clothes making

    Introduction to clothes making

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make your own clothes. This beginners' 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.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00

  2. Textiles: basics for beginners

    Textiles: basics for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get started with the basics of textiles by painting, printing and stitching fabric. Combine simple practical techniques with design work in colour, texture, pattern and composition.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Laser cutting for experimental effects

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment with digital craft processes using laser etching and cutting techniques to multilayer surface effects on materials. Develop previous skills learned with heat and mark making processes expanding on new possibilities developing a range of finished pieces. Prior experience is necessary using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and a good understanding of laser cutting processes. Intermediate level.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. Introduction to printed textiles

    Introduction to printed textiles

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create your own textiles on this practical introduction to textile print processes. Explore block, transfer and silkscreen printing. Suitable for all levels.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

  5. City Lit textiles: mixed media

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate mixed-media textiles through this project-based course which introduces a variety of materials, techniques and design processes. You will develop a creative portfolio of textile samples using sketchbook research and finally work towards a finished piece.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  6. Clothes making III

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Refine your sewing skills on this intermediate- higher level sewing class. Develop experience cutting sewing and working neatly from a trouser pattern. Practice constructing design details like pockets belt loops and working with your chosen fabrics. Suitable for those with some sewing experience and confident in using a commercial pattern.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £499.00
    Concession: £499.00

  7. Sewing on Sundays I

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start making clothes with an A-line skirt in a fabric of your choice. Learn how to choose the right pattern size, lay out pattern pieces, cut out and sew seams, zips, waist facings and hems.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00

  8. Textiles and surface pattern: designing with collage

    Textiles and surface pattern: designing with collage

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experimental drawing exploration using paper collage. Develop creative ideas for textiles exploring texture, colour, proportion and composition through cutting, ripping, layering and 2D construction.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  9. Photoshop for textiles I

    Photoshop for textiles I

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about potential and possibilities of using Photoshop for textile art, while developing practical skills and knowledge manipulating images, creating texture, while drawing digitally and printing onto fabric or fine art paper. Ideal for beginners in Photoshop who are textile artists and would like to digitalise their work. Interested in pattern, collage and imagery.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Hand knitting for beginners

    Hand knitting for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This intensive course will inspire a passion for hand knitting, colour and texture. The perfect way to get started. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Designing textiles using Photoshop I

    Course Date: Thu 10 Oct 2019 (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.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  12. Introduction to feltmaking

    Introduction to feltmaking

    Course Date: Thu 17 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the techniques of this fundamental fabric. Make connections with textiles, jewellery, painting and sculpture. Draw with wool fibre, create fabrics for textiles, fashion and interiors and construct 3D forms for jewellery and sculpture.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  13. Clothes making I

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 21 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make a skirt from a simple pattern. You will be guided step by step to produce a garment in a fabric you choose, using easy techniques, and incorporating a zip and waistband.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  14. Textiles: experimental hand stitch

    Textiles: experimental hand stitch

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019
    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.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  15. Introduction to dye techniques

    Introduction to dye techniques

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019
    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.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

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