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Workshops & Courses

Workshops and courses around South Kensington. Learn from our experts, whether it is a new language, illustration, drawing classes, photography or philosophy - these are just some of the new skills you can dive into for adults and children.

Professional Development at the V&A

Online & onsite
Daily: 10am-5:45pm - Friday: 10am–10pm
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Develop the professional skills you need to work in today's museum sector. Led by expert staff, these intensive part-time courses use V&A case studies to provide unique insights into our collections, work and best practice.

Online Learning at 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.

Institut français: Learn French online

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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.

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Tailor-Made German Courses at the Goethe-Institut

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Online & Onsite
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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.

V&A Academy

Autumn 2022
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With V&A Academy, bring the richness and rigour of the museum into your home with online courses and practical workshops, or study in-person in at V&A South Kensington. Learn from world-leading experts with V&A Academy this autumn – last chance to book.

Friday Forum: Glass Futures

7th October
3-6pm
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Join this Friday Forum to discover what the future of Glass holds from innovations within production and recycling to the creative uses of Glass and its role in building a more sustainable material world. Tickets - £10-£20.

South Ken Kids Festival

13th Nov-20th Nov
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The South Ken Kids Festival is celebrating its 25th birthday with some of the most talented children’s writers and illustrators who will be holding a range of exciting events at the Institut Français. Brilliantly bilingual throughout, the festival is an occasion to highlight children’s writing, illustration, translation: books in all their glory!

Families Workshop: Body Adornment

19th Nov
10:30am & 2:00pm
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Make your own wearable creations using a wide range of materials and design techniques. Artist Anita Quansah will demonstrate and share her diverse creative skills in exploring the past and the present. The 10:30am workshop is recommended for ages 7-10 and the 14.00pm is recommended for ages 10-13.

Restyling and repurposing preloved clothes (18 -26 years)

22nd Oct
2pm-4pm
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This 2-hour workshop will cover how to cut garments responsibly, how to prepare fabrics for applique, how to bond and sew fabrics together and inspiration for re-using your restyled garments. For ages 18-26.

Masterclass: Tokyo Crafts

29th Oct
10:30am-4pm
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Join this day of talks, demos and workshops to experience a range of traditional crafts from Japanese silk braiding to woodblock printing and Beni (safflower) rouge supported by the Edo Tokyo Kirari project.