Basketry

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
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  1. How it works: weaving in willow

    How it works: weaving in willow

    Course Date: Tue 21 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore basic willow basketry structures and weaves. This course will guide beginners through a simple project to make a small, round, functional basket.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  2. Basketry: windmill knot technique

    Basketry: windmill knot technique

    Course Date: Sat 9 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn this simple knot, used for basketry and braid-making in the South Sea Islands, New Zealand and India among other places, and make attractive mats or a small basket in a number of materials.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  3. Basketry: brushes for mark making

    Course Date: Wed 13 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. Willow Basketry: make a basket in two evenings

    Willow Basketry: make a basket in two evenings

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  5. Rush basketry

    Rush basketry

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Contemporary willow basketry

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment with unconventional willow baskets and structures, within a traditional context. This course guides you through new textures and forms using a variety of techniques from Europe and beyond.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. The basketry project: investigate, explore, make

    The basketry project: investigate, explore, make

    Course Date: Mon 23 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £287.00
    Concession: £219.00

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