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. Leather wallets

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make a simple, folding leather wallet by hand over two evenings. You will be guided step by step, with the option to adapt the pattern to your own design. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  2. Introduction to clothes making

    Introduction to clothes making

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    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: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  3. Introduction to using the sewing machine

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

  4. Introduction to hand sewing

    Introduction to hand sewing

    Course Date: Mon 24 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of hand sewing and build your confidence in using this skill to repair and adapt. Get to grips with a variety of simple stitches to make seams and hems, and attach buttons.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Introduction to printed textiles

    Course Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create your own textiles on this practical introduction to textile print processes. Explore block, transfer and silkscreen printing. Suitable for all levels.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  6. Textiles: basics for beginners

    Textiles: basics for beginners

    Course Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get started with the basics of textiles by painting, printing and stitching fabric. Combine simple practical techniques with design work in colour, texture, pattern and composition.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  7. Hand knitting for beginners

    Hand knitting for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 29 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This intensive course will inspire a passion for hand knitting, colour and texture. The perfect way to get started. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  8. Sewing on sundays: beginners

    Course Date: Sun 30 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start making clothes with a fun A-line skirt in a fabric of your choice. Learn how to choose the right pattern size, lay out pattern pieces, cut out and sew seams, zips, waist facings and hems.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Build textiles: mixed media

    Course Date: Tue 2 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate mixed-media textiles through this project-based course which introduces a variety of materials, techniques and design processes. You will develop a creative portfolio of textile samples using sketchbook research and finally work towards a finished piece.
    Full fee: £389.00
    Senior fee: £389.00
    Concession: £237.00

  10. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1

    Course Date: Wed 3 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create patterns and designs for printed textiles which may then be printed on cloth. This course is ideal for beginners in Photoshop who are textile artists or designers, or for anyone interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  11. Fashion skills: how to moodboard

    Course Date: Thu 4 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join this short course introducing you to the theory and purpose of the fashion moodboard. Using magazine cut outs, annotations and fabric samples you will assemble your ideas for a fashion collection. Includes some computer work.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  12. Introduction to print for fashion and textiles

    Course Date: Wed 10 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A valuable introduction to print design and production. Looking at contemporary fashion and textile examples you will consider the importance of scale, colour and process when planning a print project. You will experiment with simple block printing processes to create samples.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  13. Textiles and surface pattern: designing with collage

    Course Date: Sun 14 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experimental drawing exploration using paper collage. Develop creative ideas for textiles exploring texture, colour, proportion and composition through cutting, ripping, layering and 2D construction.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  14. Textiles: experimental hand stitch

    Course Date: Sat 20 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A contemporary approach to hand stitching and embroidery exploring a variety of traditional stitches and techniques. Create experimental and expressive samples using traditional and non-traditional materials.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

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