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. Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and design development

    Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and design development

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 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.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  2. Introduction to using the sewing machine

    Introduction to using the sewing machine

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    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. Practice machine stitching different seams, hems and inserting a zip. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. City Lit textiles: colour, print, pattern

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore various ways of colouring and printing onto fabric through this project based course. Introducing techniques and design process develop a portfolio of textile samples , a sketchbook of research and aim towards finished work.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £304.00

  4. Textiles: manipulation

    Textiles: manipulation

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore structure and form through manipulating paper and fabric, using a range of pleating and folding techniques and heat setting to give fabric a memory. Experiment with these techniques to make 3D forms for fashion, jewelry, textile art sculpture or interior applications. Expand on skills to explore personal themes and concepts and develop your creative practice or project. Intermediate level.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  5. Introduction to clothes making

    Introduction to clothes making

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  6. Textiles workshop: personal project

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Apr 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  7. Clothes making II

    Clothes making II

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 27 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practice working with silk, fine or any luxury fabric to sew a summer dress or party wear from a pattern. Learn how to cut, sew and work neatly. Suitable for those with some sewing experience.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  8. Printed textiles: screen printing and surface effects

    Printed textiles: screen printing and surface effects

    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create your own hand made artwork into a photographic silk screen. Develop tactile printed layers through exploring opaque and transparent colour and special finishes such as foiling, flocking and relief effects.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

  9. Illustrator for embroidery design

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course embraces digital design in preparing artwork in adobe illustrator for embroidery design, whether that be for digital embroidery design or template creation for hand embroidery work.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Colour and abstract design for textiles and surface pattern

    Colour and abstract design for textiles and surface pattern

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A creative exploration of colour and abstract design for textiles. Explore and develop your understanding of colour using using paper dyes to create your own abstract imagery.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Textiles: laser cutting for stencils

    Course Date: Fri 15 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the process of laser cutting paper and card and make stencils for use in screenprinting. Test and develop ideas using drawing skills to produce layers of artwork, enabling an understanding of digital design. Suitable for users with some knowledge of textile printing and basic experience of Photoshop and Illustrator wanting to test ideas for screenprinting at a later point.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £199.00

  12. Textiles: laser cutting for surface design

    Textiles: laser cutting for surface design

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn new ways to manipulate textiles using laser cutting processes, exploring drawing and surface design. Sample different materials using digital and hand crafting techniques creating 2D and 3D textural surfaces or structures. Suitable for beginners new to laser cutting, some experience on Adobe Illustrator or textiles is advantageous.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  13. Textiles: constructing pattern, colouring cloth

    Textiles: constructing pattern, colouring cloth

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 May 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  14. Felt making: structural surfaces and 3D techniques

    Course Date: Thu 21 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate a number of techniques including pleats, pockets, pouches and ‘nuno’; creating surface texture with fabric. You will produce a range of experimental samples and have the opportunity to work towards a finished piece.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. Textiles: recycle fabrics using kantha stitch

    Textiles: recycle fabrics using kantha stitch

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using techniques inspired by kantha quilting, recycle your old favourite fabrics. Blend old and new materials with simple running stitch to create several exploratory samples or a small resolved piece.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

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