Contemporary crafts

Do you enjoy making things? Choose from a number of our contemporary craft courses in London such as calligraphy courses, basketry, bookbinding, jewellery making courses and ceramics and pottery courses that will allow you to explore your artistic creativity using a variety of different materials. 

Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm.

Contemporary crafts highlights

Bookbinding

Bookbinding

Calligraphy

Calligraphy

Mosaics

Mosaics

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  1. Book conservation and repair workshop: intermediate and advanced

    Course Date: Wed 24 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you have some bookbinding conservation experience and want to develop your skills further by working on your own projects with advice and guidance. Each term will include demonstrations that focus on a different aspect of book conservation.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  2. Introduction to mould making for resin

    Introduction to mould making for resin

    Course Date: Sun 28 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to replicate your jewellery designs as multiple pieces? Discover simple techniques for making a master and silicone moulds that can easily be used at home to create numerous copies of your original pieces - as well as picking up extra resin jewellery-making tips on mixing resin, adding colour and embedding.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Design and make jewellery inspired by museum collections

    Design and make jewellery inspired by museum collections

    Course Date: Fri 2 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking for new inspiration for your jewellery design? Ever felt moved by an object in a museum or the story behind it? Design and make jewellery to your own designs inspired by the Wallace Collection Armouries, with a private guided tour focusing on the histories, narratives and making processes of these fascinating objects, and subsequent sessions taught in our jewellery studio by our expert jewellery tutor.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  4. Calligraphy: celebration invitations

    Course Date: Thu 8 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Give your special occasion that extra special touch by creating your own invitations. This course is ideal if you want to consolidate your writing skills and learn more about design and layout.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Ceramics: surface printing on clay

    Course Date: Mon 19 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Working with silkscreen, paper stencil, block and potato printing on unfired clay, biscuits and glazed surfaces, you will create pattern and narrative images with slips, oxides, glaze and on-glaze on simple mould forms and tiles.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Mosaics introductory

    Course Date: Wed 21 Feb 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your creative skills in this classic art form, adhering your materials to a temporary surface before applying the completed section to a flat base or casting it into concrete.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  7. Advanced skills for basketry

    Course Date: Fri 23 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focus on refining techniques for shaping baskets, making handles and borders. Refine your choice of materials, fine tune your cranking and make baskets with greater confidence.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  8. Jewellery making: colour techniques

    Jewellery making: colour techniques

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An ideal course for jewellers wanting to develop ideas and experiment with techniques for integrating colour into their practice. You will discover how to design and innovate with colour exploring different materials and developing your own approach.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. Jewellery making: cold connections

    Jewellery making: cold connections

    Course Date: Sun 4 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you enjoy working with alternative jewellery materials such as aluminium, wood, leather textiles and other substances which can not be soldered, this course is your opportunity to experiment with ways of connecting these and to extend your design skills. Discover the word of rivets and cold connections!
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Book arts: graphic techniques and book structure

    Course Date: Mon 5 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A series of creative exercises and detailed instructions on how to fold, sew, and bind designed pages into an eye-catching multi-section exposed-spine book.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  11. Animal forms in ceramic

    Animal forms in ceramic

    Course Date: Sun 11 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have fun exploring the possibilities of designing small scale animal forms in clay. Slab and hand building will be taught along with tooling techniques to bring your figures to life. Some experience with clay is beneficial.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  12. Bookbinding: learn to bind artists books

    Bookbinding: learn to bind artists books

    Course Date: Mon 19 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the world of Artists’ books and create your own one-off or small edition. Combine text, image and bookbinding to bring your interests to life; this course will help you develop your ideas through the structure of the book.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  13. Random weave basketry: explore line, form and space

    Random weave basketry: explore line, form and space

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Introduction to a simple interwoven technique for making unique and unusual baskets and containers. Vary materials and scale to make fine work which could become jewellery, or larger scale work to produce sculptural forms. For beginners and students with some experience.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Jewellery making: all levels

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wanted to turn your hand to making your own jewellery? Or done it before and would like to hone your skills with a professional tutor? From complete novices to experienced jewellers, come and practise making metal jewellery to your own designs, whether you're picking up the basics of cutting, forming and texturing, or taking your designs to the next level with complex approaches such as chain-making.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  15. Introduction to jewellery making

    Introduction to jewellery making

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basic processes and techniques for working in metal so that you can make simple items of jewellery. For beginners or students with some experience as a refresher.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

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