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 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Introduction to clothes making

    Introduction to clothes making

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 1 May 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Design a printed neckerchief

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A short course for beginners. Learn how to use simple collage to develop a design for a womens or menswear scarf. Scan your design before using Photoshop to refine and sharpen your image. Print your image using the sublimation printer and transfer onto your chosen fabric. All materials provided.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Textiles: laser etching for block printing

    Course Date: Tue 2 Jun 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.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  14. Textiles: mixed media embellishment

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 4 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment with mixed media and print embellishment techniques in this intermediate surface course. Increase knowledge and skills while developing ideas for fashion textiles. Work to a brief or explore personal themes and concepts to develop your creative practice or project.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  15. Introduction to fashion styling

    Introduction to fashion styling

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 12 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this course you will have an overview of what a is a Fashion Stylist and what her/his job is about. Through practical exercises and general information about the fashion industry you will learn the basics of styling.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

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