From learning to print fabrics using different processes and techniques to creative stitch and embroidery, knitting and crochet, we offer courses at beginners level through to more advanced.
Learn to make felt, create a quilt, or draw using the sewing machine. Create you own printed, embellished, or constructed textiles for application in fashion or interiors, or as textile art. Learn how to design and research for textiles and surface pattern, use repeats, or improve your drawing and sketchbook skills. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
Course Date: Sun 3 Jun 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Use the creative environment and equipment of our textile studio to drive your own textile projects forward. Individual tutorials, discussions and technical demonstrations provide constructive feedback and support throughout. Print, transfer dye, stitch and mixed media.
Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Make and use an origami mould to create abstract geometric form. Explore 3D structures working from paper into fabric using a range of folding, pleating and stitching techniques. You'll create intriguing sculptural forms and tactile surfaces.
Course Date: Sat 21 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date) Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Experiment with a range of heat transfer processes and hand painting methods. Develop initial ideas through mark-making and collage. Create fabrics or art works using a personal colour palette and embellish surface through foil print and simple stitch marks.
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: Wed 1 Aug 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Explore contemporary felting processes such as the ‘seamless’ technique to create 3D structures and ‘nuno’, where fabrics are bonded to the surface to make dynamic textural effects. Create several samples or one resolved piece.
Explore drawing and printing in the studio, before digitising and manipulating your designs using Photoshop. Suitable for students with a creative background. Photoshop experience preferred but not essential.
Course Date: Sat 18 Aug 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Develop your visual research with experimental approaches to mark making and drawing. Explore a range of drawing styles as well as approaches to line, colour, surface quality and repeat pattern methods for applications such as print, surface pattern, stitch and constructed textiles.
Course Date: Sat 29 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date) 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.
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.
Course Date: Wed 3 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.