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.

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

  1. Basketry taster: windmill knot and Burkina Faso techniques

    Basketry taster: windmill knot and Burkina Faso techniques

    Course Date: Sat 27 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A four session introduction to basketry, through two intriguing techniques from South East Asia and Africa using traditional English materials rush and willow. Suitable for beginner basketmakers and those wanting to explore different basketry techniques.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  2. Make a willow basket in two evenings

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Rush basketry

    Rush basketry

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019
    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: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  4. Willow basketry masterclass with Annemarie O’Sullivan

    Willow basketry masterclass with Annemarie O’Sullivan

    Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make baskets with increasing precision. Reinforce existing techniques and learn about good proportion. Follow an individual project to deepen your relationship with this beautiful material. For intermediate and advanced students and professionals.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

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

    Random weave basketry: explore line, form and space

    Course Date: Mon 11 Mar 2019
    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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  6. Try it out: basketry

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make a basket in a day using brightly dyed cane and non conventional materials. The day will give you a taste of what is possible with just a little knowledge and a few simple materials.

    What students liked most about this course run in 2015/16:

    "It was lovely to go home with a finished piece.."
    "Brilliant demonstrations and practical help. A great day!"

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    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  7. Contemporary willow basketry

    Course Date: Wed 10 Apr 2019
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. The basketry project: investigate, explore, make

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn new skills to explore and expand your existing skill set. Using coiled basketry techniques the emphasis will be on developing ideas and practice through personal research, and working with a range of materials.
    Full fee: £369.00
    Senior fee: £295.00
    Concession: £225.00

  9. Willow basket making workshop

    Willow basket making workshop

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make traditional or contemporary baskets. Follow a project of your choice to create beautiful, functional baskets. Beginners will learn to weave willow; those of you with experience will use more complex techniques to improve your finish.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  10. Introduction to basketry

    Course Date: Fri 5 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn exciting techniques used for making baskets around the world. Use a variety of materials, from the traditional to those which give a more contemporary feel to this ancient craft.
    Full fee: £459.00
    Senior fee: £367.00
    Concession: £280.00

  11. Basketry: weaving in willow

    Basketry: weaving in willow

    Course Date: Tue 6 Nov 2018
    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: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £176.00

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