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 felt making: colour, shape and composition

    Course Date: Thu 20 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a personal approach to feltmaking, experimenting with colour blending, pre-felts and nuno. Generate initial ideas from simple mark making and collage exercises. Using a personal colour palette to develop samples, working towards a finished piece.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. Illustrator for textile design II

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 21 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expand your knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, creating intricate and decorative design elements for textile design. Use a range of drawing and colouring tools refining your skills, developing design variations and colourways. Ideal for textile designers or artists with some experience exploring new applications.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Interior sewing project: soft furnishings

    Course Date: Tue 25 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to use the sewing machine and be inspired to make a range of items including table runners and cushion covers, curtains, storage sacks and aprons. Giving new ideas to the home. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. Textiles: frame loom weaving

    Textiles: frame loom weaving

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of handweaving on a frame loom. Explore traditional rug making techniques to create raised surface decoration and handweaving in plain weave pattern. Create a series of samples, and design and create your own contemporary weave combining techniques.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Crochet for improvers

    Crochet for improvers

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you know how to crochet but want to progress from the basic stitches. Learn advanced techniques such as shaping, working in the round, cluster stitches and reading patterns.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Textiles and surface pattern: understanding repeats

    Textiles and surface pattern: understanding repeats

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the basics skills of repeat patterns including straight repeats, drop repeats and complex repeats in this fun and hands on course. Build repeats using drawing and printing, then move onto creating hand printed textile samples. Suitable for all levels.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Embroidery and embellishment for fashion and textiles

    Embroidery and embellishment for fashion and textiles

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the world of embroidery and embellishment. Explore a concept of your choice through experimentation with embroidery and embellishment techniques using hand and machine methods.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. 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

  9. Introduction to using the sewing machine

    Introduction to using the sewing machine

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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

  10. 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

  11. Textiles: manipulation

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore texture and shape manipulating 2D surfaces in paper and fabric. Expand knowledge of techniques experimenting into 3D forms for fashion art or interior applications. Work to a brief or explore personal themes and concepts to develop your creative practice or project. Intermediate level.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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