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: 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

  2. Shibori into stitch

    Shibori into stitch

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 19 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Building on simple dye techniques, combine Japanese Shibori dyed samples with stitch. Layer up stitch processes with applique and freeform embroidery to create rich surfaces which can be taken on to further projects.

    You do not need to have completed VX470 Introduction to Shibori to enrol on this course.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. 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

  4. City Lit textiles: colour, print, pattern

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    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

  5. 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

  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. 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

  8. Introduction to pattern grading

    Course Date: Fri 8 May 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your pattern drafting skills in this introduction to womenswear manual grading course. Learn to measure and calculate resizing a basic skirt and trouser block through eight sizes. You must be a confident pattern cutter to take part in this course.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. 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 mixing using paper dyes to create your own abstract imagery.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Felt making: experimental 2D to 3D techniques

    Course Date: Thu 21 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills and confidence in making felt as you combine a number of techniques, including simple weave, stitch and 3D forms, enabling you to explore your own creative ideas and personal projects.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Make a leather bag

    Make a leather bag

    Course Date: Fri 5 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start the new season with a custom made bag! Learn to adapt a pattern, cut out, attach buckles and other fittings, and construct your own bag in firm hide.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  14. Introduction to fashion styling

    Introduction to fashion styling

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 12 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Feel confident and be the best version of yourself, armed with the knowledge you need for a style makeover. Learn what suits you and how to detox your wardrobe, with insider stylist's tricks to incorporate into your daily life.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Textile sketchbook: developing ideas and projects

    Textile sketchbook: developing ideas and projects

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a creative and experimental sketchbook. Explore the surface qualities of drawing and mark-making with the layered possibilities of mixed-media and hand stitch. You'll have the chance to generate visual research and ideas towards a personal project.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

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