Workshops

Draw like a Designer / for Ages 12+

Wednesday 25 October / 11:30am (SOLD OUT) and 2pm (Places Available)

Do you want to sharpen up your drawing skills? Look no further! Join us on this practical class to learn drawing tricks and design tips based on the Museum’s book How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer.

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Super Sketchbooks / for Ages 12-18

Thursday 26 October / 10:30am (Places available) or 2:30pm (Sold Out)

A fun filled 2-hour workshop designed to inspire and excite a new generation of designers and artists.

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Cool Crochet with Katie / for Ages 12+

Friday 27 October / 11:30am (Sold Out) or 2pm (Places available)

Led by luxury knitwear designer Katie Jones, this 1.5-hour workshop will teach you the basics of of crochet.

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Couture Techniques / 1-day workshop

Saturdays, 10.45-16.30 on 28 October / 9 December / 13 January

Led by Zandra Rhode’s dress maker Jolanta Cerniauskiene, this popular 1-day workshop will give you the know-how and confidence to work with high end fabrics such as chiffon and silk satin.

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NEW: COPY YOUR CLOTHES

Friday 3 November / 10:45 – 4:30pm (Fully Booked)

In this new 1-day workshop led by the Museum’s pattern cutting tutor and creative pattern maker Michelle Lewis, learn the skills used by couture fashion houses to copy elements of historical garments without the need to pull them apart.

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Millinery Techniques: All American Boho Cloche

Saturday 4 November | 10.45am – 4:30pm

Atelier Millinery brings a set of templates inspired by The World of Anna Sui to create your own beautiful trimmings from felt in a wide range of colours.

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Fashion Drawing

Wednesday 8 November / 1:45–4:45pm

Take this opportunity to learn fashion drawing skills from the Museum’s curator and author of the bestselling book How to Draw like a Fashion Designer Dennis Nothdruft.

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Pattern Cutting Introduction / 2-day Saturday workshop

Saturdays, 11 and 18 November / 10:45am - 4:30pm

Led by creative pattern maker Michelle Lewis participants will cover the basic rules of flat pattern cutting.

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Millinery Techniques: Glamorous Faux Fur Hat

Friday 17 November / 10.45am–4:30pm (Last place left)

Prepare to see out the winter months in style while learning a new skill! Join the expert team from Atelier Millinery as they demonstrate and teach the skills used to create a stylish headpiece inspired by the Louise Dahl-Wolfe exhibition.

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Millinery Techniques Bejewelled Headband

Saturday 25 November / 10.45am or 2pm

Get ready for the party season by creating a stylish statement headband for evenings out on the town or the perfect handmade Christmas gift.

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Tapestry Weaving Introduction / 2-day workshop

Sat 16 and Sun 17 December / 11:15am–4:15pm

Led by master tapestry weaver Caron Penney, in this 2-day workshop students will learn the basic weave techniques used to create a tapestry, these include plain weave, soft diagonals, hatching, blending and shaping.

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Posin’ Family Dance Class

Thursday 28 December / 10.45am or 12noon

Learn how to strike a pose along with some basic jazz steps from the 1930s in this fun, one hour taster class for families.

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Draw like a Designer / Ages 12-16

Friday 29 December / 11:30am and 2pm

Do you want to sharpen up your drawing skills? Look no further! Join us on this practical class to learn drawing tricks and design tips based on the Museum’s book How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer.

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A-posin’ and A-strollin’ Dance Class

Saturday 6 January / 10.45am or 12noon

Join jazz dancer, Nikki Santilli, in a one-hour class to learn a classic Stroll from the 1950s. Social crazes of the rock ‘n’ roll era, strolls were enjoyed by everyone and a great way to socialise and strut your stuff!

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