Workshops

Draw like a Designer / for Ages 12+

Wednesday 24 October / 11:30am or 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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Super Sketchbooks

Thursday 25 October / 10:30am and 2:30pm

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 26 October | 11:30am or 2pm

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

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Bespoke Gift Making with Heat Press

Monday 5 November or Friday 30 November/ 10:30am–4:30pm

In this one-day workshop students will experiment using a heat press by foiling and fusing metallic materials. Towards the end of the workshop printers will have the opportunity to transform a set of notebooks, cards and gift tags using the foiling technique perfect for giving as Christmas gifts.

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1930s Inspired Embroidery with the Royal School of Needlework

Wednesday 7 November | 10:45am–4:45pm

Join Auburn Claire Lucas from the Royal School of Needlework in this intricate one day workshop drawing inspiration from the museum’s current exhibition Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs.

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Pattern Cutting Introduction / 2-day Saturday workshop

Saturdays, 10 and 17 November / 10:45am – 4:30pm (Fully Booked)

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

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1930s Fashion Life Drawing with The Secret Drawing Club

Tuesday 13 November | 11:30am or 2:30pm

Join The Secret Drawing Club for a special session of 1930s inspired life drawing. Produce your own drawing of a specially created tableau, inspired by 1930s evening wear and the museum’s current exhibition Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs.

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Fashion Drawing

Wednesday 21 November / 11:30 – 13:30pm

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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Couture Techniques / 1-day workshop

Saturdays 24 November | 10.45am-4.30pm

Led by Zandra Rhodes’ 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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Weaving Colour: 2-Day Tapestry Course

Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 December | 11.15am–4:15pm

Take colour inspiration from our current exhibition and learn a traditional skill on this two day tapestry weaving workshop. Led by master weaver Caron Penney this vibrant and lively tapestry weaving workshop will develop an enquiry into colour and shaping techniques.

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Copy your Clothes / 1-day workshop

Fridays, 10:45am – 4:30pm on either 7 Dec or 11 Jan

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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Festive Collage with Sarah Campbell

Wednesday 12 December | 10.30am–4.30pm

Get in a festive mood and spend a day creating decorative collages under the expert hand of Sarah Campbell.

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Festive Pompoms with Katie Jones

Wednesday 19 December | 11:30am or 2pm

Get creative this Christmas holiday and make your own colourful pompom decorations under the expert guidance of luxury knitwear designer Katie Jones.

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Party Dances of the 1930s

Thursday 20 December | 2:30pm-4:30pm

Join jazz instructor, Nikki Santilli in this two-hour class to learn some of the classic dances of the 1930s.

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1930s Fashion Life Drawing

Saturday 5 January | 11:30am or 2:30pm

Join The Secret Drawing Club for a special session of 1930s inspired life drawing. Produce your own drawing of a specially created tableau, inspired by 1930s evening wear and the museum’s current exhibition Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs.

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1930s Inspired Embroidery with the Royal School of Needlework

Wednesday 9 January | 10:45am – 4:45pm

Join Auburn Claire Lucas from the Royal School of Needlework in this intricate one day workshop drawing inspiration from the museum’s current exhibition Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs.

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