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 clothes making

    Course Date: Fri 20 Apr 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. Fashion: professional garment construction

    Course Date: Thu 26 Apr 2018
    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 trouser, enhance your finish and create a new and professionally finished addition to your wardrobe Suitable for both mens and ladieswear. Not suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  3. Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and design development

    Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and design development

    Course Date: Fri 4 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate mark making, layering and juxtaposing ideas through experimental drawings. Explore the importance of imaginative research and how to record it in a sketchbook. Develop versatile design ideas for textiles: interiors, fashion, stationery or text.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  4. Sewing on Sundays: advanced

    Course Date: Sun 6 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Bring your own sewing project and be guided by an industry professional. Skills you could develop include - altering patterns to fit, couture sewing techniques, or guidance with creating a more complicated garment from a pattern.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Colour and abstract design for textiles and surface pattern

    Course Date: Sat 12 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A creative exploration of colour and abstract design for textiles. Explore and develop your understanding of colour mixing using paper dyes to create your own abstract imagery. Tutor: Louise Anderson.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Fashion: advanced sewing skills

    Course Date: Mon 14 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practice working with silk, fine or any luxury fabric to sew a summer dress or party wear from a pattern. Learn how to cut, sew and work neatly. Suitable for those with some sewing experience.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Set design and model making for beginners

    Set design and model making for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 19 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to work in scale to create accurate set design models . This will include working from theatre plans, modelling techniques, then making a small scale fully finished section of a model in 1:25 scale. Skills transferable to hobby model-making. Tutor: Keith Orton.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Textiles: recycle fabrics using kantha stitch

    Textiles: recycle fabrics using kantha stitch

    Course Date: Sat 19 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using techniques inspired by kantha quilting, recycle your old favourite fabrics. Blend old and new materials with simple running stitch to create several exploratory samples or a small resolved piece. Tutor: Amarjeet Nandhr.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. Printed textiles: photo screen and special effects

    Printed textiles: photo screen and special effects

    Course Date: Tue 22 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create your own hand made artwork into a photographic silk screen. Develop tactile printed layers through exploring opaque and transparent colour and special finishes such as foiling, flocking and relief effects.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  10. Hand knitting: take your skills further

    Course Date: Sun 27 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Designed to introduce and facilitate a passion for hand knitting, colour and texture. Learn advanced textural stitches and explore colour, striping and unconventional materials. For improvers and advanced knitters.

    Tutor: Claire Montgomerie.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Textiles by project

    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.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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