We’re on the move! New London venues East & West in 2018

As 2017 slides to it’s close, Designer Courses is planning for a brighter New Year, and branching out with two new locations for 2018.

December marks the start of this fresh direction, with the first weekend at our new venue in the heart of Hoxton’s creative quarter, and a new programme of short courses to match.

The Archivist Gallery has a canalside location between Haggerston and Hoxton Overground stations

The Archivist Gallery has a canalside location between Haggerston and Hoxton Overground stations

We will be in residence at The Archivist for our regular weekend ‘masterclasses’, hosting a series of sociable Sunday taster sessions, and we have some new evening courses to talk about, too.

The Archivist’s Gallery  is a creative mixture of gallery, shop and space for events, with a bar/café right next door. Just three minutes from Haggerston Overground or a stroll down the canal path from Shoreditch Park, Kingsland Road or London Fields, in a bright canal-side location with a constant buzz of artistic traffic. We are looking forward to contributing our mellow craft vibe to this creative mix! Click here the full list of courses at The Archivist.  

From May 2018 we will also be running a series of short courses at The Artworkers Guild  in Queen Square, Bloomsbury.  This moves takes us back to our old stamping ground around Holborn and Russell Square. Designer Courses began life back in 2005 when founder Katherine Pogson was based at Cockpit Arts, Holborn.  Though her studio has moved on, she still retains many links with Cockpit Arts, through mentoring young design businesses connected to The Prince’s Trust, collaborating with creative colleagues and exhibiting at events such as the Winter Open studios and London Craft Week.

The programme at Queen Square will include glove-making, decorative and couture leather techniques including gilding and embroidery, alongside a Summer School and evening courses for Autumn/Winter.

Look out for the full schedule in our December newsletter, or email us for a sneak preview of dates!