Workshops & Courses online

Whether you are looking to learn a new language or a new creative skill such as photography, calligraphy or illustration, there are some great online workshops and courses available from the cultural venues in South Kensington.

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Saturday Art Studio: Exotic Birds

Sat 29 January 2022
Online every Saturday 4pm-6pm
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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In this new course, Laurelie Rae takes inspiration from the feathery friends to be discovered in the Leighton House collection of textiles, ceramics and mosaics and will explore contemporary illustration techniques, collage and assemblage.

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Tailor-Made German Courses at the Goethe-Institut

Courses from 10 Jan - 25 April 2022
Online & Onsite
Goethe-Institut
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Study German at the Goethe-Institut London with their tailor-made courses. Whether online in their virtual classrooms at your own pace or onsite in South Ken, choose your level from beginner to intermediate to advanced.

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New Imperial Evening Classes in January

Starting 4 January 2022
Onsite & Online
Imperial College London
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Imperial College London is offering a range of courses in the arts, humanities, languages and sciences. Engaging, enlightening and enjoyable day and evening classes for adult learners. You don't need previous experience in a subject or entrance qualifications.

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Create and Make At Home

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Design Museum Kensington
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Enjoy a family Create and Make workshop at home. Colour, cut and build to create your own Design Museum exhibition. Colour, cut and build to create your own Design Museum exhibition. Bring the Design Museum to you by building your own furniture exhibition.

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Young Design Museum

Design Museum Kensington
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Whether you’re looking for ideas to entertain the children, or are simply after some creative fun to fill an afternoon, check out the Young Design Museum strand. Bring the world of design to life through everyday materials and household objects.

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Create a Crochet Dinosaur

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Natural History Museum
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Crochet your own Sophie the Stegosaurus with an online class from TOFT. You will receive everything you need to make your dino, including wool, stuffing, crochet hook, sewing-up accessories and pattern, as well as expert tuition. During the workshop you will learn how to read a crochet pattern, start and finish each body part and sew them all together.

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Institut français: Learn French online

Institut français
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Have you always wanted to learn French but never had the time? Or felt self-conscious amongst a group of strangers in a classroom? Well now you have no excuses! The Institut français has a dedicated team of native speakers who can teach you one-to-one - or even with a group of friends.

Kids

Leighton House Create & Make

Saturday & Sunday
10am to 5:30pm; last entry at 4:30pm
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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Fun activities for young ones to discover more about this iconic landmark and its namesake Lord Leighton. Learn about the amazing paintings which line its walls and create a masterpiece of your own!

Online Learning at Goethe-Institut

Goethe-Institut
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Learn German Online - anywhere, anytime and as part of a group! You will not be learning alone but in a small group of between six and 16 participants. The course will introduce you to the German language on the basis of everyday situations, and you will practice your German skills in various ways.

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Caribbean Art Today: Visualising Evolving Identities

Wednesdays 16 Feb – 23 March 2022
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V&A
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Explore the changing face of the Caribbean through the eyes of its artists. This six-week V&A Academy online art history course uses the V&A's collection as inspiration to broker a dialogue between curators and artists from the UK and the Caribbean to trace evolving identities.

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V&A Academy Online Courses

12 February - 22 July 2022
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V&A
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Wherever you are in the world, whether you are learning to sew or unpicking the threads of the story of art, V&A Academy online courses bring you together with experts from the museum and beyond to explore the past, present and future of human creativity.

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V&A Academy Practical Courses & Workshops

Tue 8 February - Tue 12 July 2022
Onsite and online
V&A
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Learn to sew like a couturier, or master your digital camera with the V&S's rigorous practical courses. Making things with our hands helps us learn – about craft, about materials, about ourselves. Everyone is welcome, from absolute beginner to seasoned professional.

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Penguin Mask Workshop

Tues 15 February
11am-12 noon
Great Exhibition Road Festival
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Join the Great Exhibition Road Festival team to celebrate penguins, the Antarctic and the adventures of Ernest Shackleton. Explore the land of the penguins in this half-term family workshop and design and make your very own penguin mask and hear all about the adventures of current day Antarctic explorers!