We offer a number of courses in basket making, ranging from the two-year Build Basketry Course, covering a great many techniques, to short courses specialising in willow or rush and other, less traditional materials and techniques, such as random weave. There are courses for both beginners and those with some experience.
Should you have any questions, contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700. Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm
Learn a wide variety of basketry techniques: stake and strand, plaiting, twining and coiling, in materials such as willow, cane, rush and other, less traditional ones.
On successful completion of this two-year course, following an exhibition of some of your work, you will receive a Build certificate in basketry. Suitable for beginners, though some craft experience is expected. Payment plans will be available.
This course is accepting applications - the last interview date for this course will be the 21st of September 2017.
For futher information, please contact Visual Arts - 020 7492 2703.
Create a small collection of brushes and mark-making tools using basketry techniques. Use these to explore experimental mark-making with inks and make your work into a small booklet using simple bookmaking techniques.
Using traditional techniques you will make a variety of baskets with this native plant. There will be the opportunity to try experimental work with rush and other materials. All levels welcome. Materials provided.
Make a small bread or fruit basket over two evening sessions. Suitable for beginners as an introduction to traditional willow basketry techniques, or for those with some experience wanting to refresh their skills.
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.
Learn new skills to explore and expand your existing skill set. Using Twined Basketry techniques the emphasis will be on developing ideas and practice through personal research, and working with a range of materials.
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