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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!