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.
Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Develop a creative and experimental sketchbook. Explore the surface qualities of drawing and mark-making with the layered possibilities of mixed-media and hand stitch. You'll have the chance to generate visual research and ideas towards a personal project.
Course Date: Mon 30 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date) Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Learn the basics of handweaving on a frame loom. Explore traditional rug making techniques to create raised surface decoration and handweaving in plain weave pattern. Create a series of samples, and design and create your own contemporary weave-combining techniques.
Course Date: Sat 4 Aug 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Learn the essential Tambour stitches and the knack of using a Tambour hook. Learn how to add beads and sequins to fabric to create personal work. You will also learn about specialist materials and tools.
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.
Course Date: Sun 23 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates) 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. Practise machine stitching different seams, hems and inserting a zip. Basic materials included.
Course Date: Sat 29 Sep 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Take your textiles to another level with this stimulating two year course. Open up new perspectives for your work as you explore a range of technical and visual research methods in response to a theme. These will include approaches to drawing, contextual studies, mixed media, dye and print, stitch and constructed textiles. You will be supported throughout by regular tutorials and workshops that stretch your individual textile practice. The course will culminate in an offsite exhibition at the end of year two. Applications for this course will be reviewed in the first week of July and then we'll be in touch to arrange an informal interview so you can discuss the course further and show us examples of your work. The first set of interviews will take place on the 10th and 11th of July 2018. Further interview dates will be arranged closer to the time.