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. Make a Kimono

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 6 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join this upper intermediate sewing class and learn how to cut and make a unisex fashion version of this classic Japanese garment.

    You will carry out basic pattern amendments and leave with a completed kimono jacket- different length options available.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  2. Textiles: playing with paper

    Textiles: playing with paper

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work with paper using origami, folding, pleating, creasing, crushing, slicing, piercing, colouring to create dynamic surfaces. Great for collage, book arts, textiles and sketchbook activity.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  3. Woven textiles: experimental dye and colouring

    Woven textiles: experimental dye and colouring

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore experimental dyeing techniques with hand weaving developing intriguing textures, colour and surfaces. Develop your understanding of yarns, dyed textiles mixing the two creating unique art pieces or samples for interior or fashion.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Constructed textiles with basketry and felt

    Constructed textiles with basketry and felt

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Random weave basketry techniques worked together with felting processes can be used to investigate and explore relationships between internal and extrenal space, structure and surface. For complete beginners, and students with experience of basketry and/or felting.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  5. Print and dye: polychromatic fabric printing

    Print and dye: polychromatic fabric printing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment with polychromatic print onto fabric and paper, exploring the creative potential of Procion dyes and silk screen printing. Processes include mark making, hand painting, resists, stencils and layering. Develop personal designs, textile samples and artwork.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  6. Textiles: waxed surfaces

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate the different ways wax can be used on paper and fabric; create surface decoration using a range of resist techniques or alter the structure of a surface and experiment with translucency, structure and stitch.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  7. Textiles: indigo shibori dyeing

    Textiles: indigo shibori dyeing

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Produce your own indigo hand dyed fabrics using pleating, stitch and wrapping methods. Explore the magical combination of indigo dye and shibori resist techniques.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  8. Textiles: monoprinting and hand stitch

    Textiles: monoprinting and hand stitch

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment with a range of mono printing techniques; painted, wiped and drawn, onto fabric. You will use these techniques with appliqué, manipulation and hand stitch to layer and build exciting dimensional surfaces, exploring pattern and texture.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. Illustrated stitch: a masterclass with Rosie James

    Illustrated stitch: a masterclass with Rosie James

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 27 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Draw from your own photographs of people and buildings then learn how to stitch those drawings on to cloth using a sewing machine. Add fabric to create a completed contemporary textile artwork.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  10. Try it out: nuno felting

    Try it out: nuno felting

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 2 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore this stunning Japanese process of bonding fine fabrics to fine merino wool fibres. Working with white silk and cotton fabrics and colour wool fibres, you will produce a series of lightweight and textured samples. All materials provided.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Introduction to quilting

    Introduction to quilting

    Course Date: Mon 10 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to design and make a contemporary quilt using a range of construction and embellishment techniques. Work with simple shapes from recycled fabrics or bring your own fat quarters to create a personalised quilt. Suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  12. City Lit advanced textile art course

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take your textiles to another level with this stimulating two year course. Open up new perspectives for your work as you explore a range of technical and visual research methods in response to a theme. These will include approaches to drawing, contextual studies, mixed media, dye and print, stitch and constructed textiles. You will be supported throughout by regular tutorials and workshops that stretch your individual textile practice. The course will culminate in an offsite exhibition at the end of year two. Applications for this course will be reviewed in the first week of July and then we'll be in touch to arrange an informal interview so you can discuss the course further and show us examples of your work. The first set of interviews will take place on the 10th and 11th of July 2018. Further interview dates will be arranged closer to the time.
    Full fee: £2,249.00
    Senior fee: £1,799.00
    Concession: £1,372.00

  13. City Lit textiles: surface, structure, stitch

    City Lit textiles: surface, structure, stitch

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate textile structures and surfaces through this project based course. Develop an experimental portfolio of 2 and 3D stitched samples, sketchbook research and aim towards a finished piece.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £304.00

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