Fashion & textiles

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. Introduction to monogramming on leather

    Course Date: Mon 11 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make a hand-stitched wallet or small bag with zip, and personalise it with your own gold stamped initials. You'll explore decorative embossing techniques in firm hide along the way.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  2. Fashion: intermediate sewing skills

    Fashion: intermediate sewing skills

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practice working with a jersey / stretch fabric & sew a comfortable & wearable top from a pattern which can be adapted into a dress. Learn how to cut, sew and work neatly. Suitable for those with some sewing experience.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  3. Printed textiles: experimental screen printing

    Printed textiles: experimental screen printing

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop painterly approaches to textile screen printing using open screen techniques, collage type effects, monoprinting, and direct painting on to screen and cloth with dyes. Imaginatively explore dye and pigment, mark, colour, texture and surface.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. Build textiles: surface, structure, stitch

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jan 2018 (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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  5. Stitched textiles

    Stitched textiles

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore creative approaches to stitch and machine embroidery; joining, embellishing and drawing on fabric and paper. Create samples in response to a theme and develop a personal project. Take terms individually or develop your studies over a year.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  6. Fashion: professional garment construction

    Fashion: professional garment construction

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to advance your skills? This course will enable you to develop your clothes making skills in order to sew a skirt, enhance your finish and create a new and professionally finished addition to your wardrobe. Not suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  7. Set design: from text to scale model

    Set design: from text to scale model

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to work from a playtext to develop and progress a design concept and build a 1:25 scale model of your design. Ideal for those who are doing or considering doing Higher Education, design for amateur theatre, or have a keen interest it how design happens.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £243.00

  8. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Use your Photoshop skills to create designs for printed textiles, which may then be printed on cloth. This is an ideal progression from the stage one course (course codes VG466/VK471) for textile artists, designers or anyone interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  9. Hand knitting for improvers

    Hand knitting for improvers

    Course Date: Sat 20 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take your knitting beyond simple stocking stitch, adding colour and texture by playing with stitches, stripes and

    learning techniques such as lace and Aran knitting.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Textiles: printing with natural dyes

    Textiles: printing with natural dyes

    Course Date: Sun 21 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover contemporary techniques of printing onto fabric with natural dyes. Through demonstrations, personal exploration, and individual tuition you will learn how to use mordents and natural dye colours, and transform your textile designs into prints.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Introduction to clothes making

    Introduction to clothes making

    Course Date: Fri 2 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make your own clothes. This beginner's course will teach you how to use the sewing machine, as well as basic sewing techniques and processes. Start by sampling, then construct a simple garment.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. Making responsibly: the Oxfam project

    Making responsibly: the Oxfam project

    Course Date: Sat 10 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Breathe new life into old fabrics and unused clothing. You will be taught how to upcycle garments by deconstructing and re-constructing, draping on the stand, using design skills, textile stitch skills and print techniques.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  13. Introduction to using the sewing machine

    Introduction to using the sewing machine

    Course Date: Sun 11 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Become familiar with the sewing machine, learning how to thread up and use the machine safely and competently. Practice machine stitching different seams, hems and inserting a zip. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  14. Beginners felt course

    Beginners felt course

    Course Date: Fri 16 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the techniques of this fundamental fabric. Make connections with textiles, jewellery, painting and sculpture. Draw with wool fibre, create fabrics for textiles, fashion and interiors and construct 3D forms for jewellery and sculpture.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Sewing on Sundays: intermediate

    Sewing on Sundays: intermediate

    Course Date: Sun 18 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start making clothes with this unisex shirt pattern. Take measurements correctly, choose the right pattern size, lay out and cut pattern pieces, sew contour darts, invisible zip, sleeves and neck facings. You must be able to use a sewing machine!
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

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