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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.

Go behind the scenes of Hyde Park’s Plant Nursery

19th April
11am - 2pm
Hyde Park
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Enjoy a tour of the Hyde Park's brand new plant nursery, learning about its history, the sustainable building and practices that help the team grow over 1,400 varieties of plants. Plus, enjoy a tasty lunch before creating your own hanging baskets similar to those hung in the Royal Parks to take home.

CNDS Studio: Natural Dyes

27th April
10.30am - 1pm
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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Join Debbie Mitchener from CNDS Studios in an exploration of natural dyes, using plants and seeds to colour textiles.

Drop-in: Tiger Den Collage

27th April
10.30am - 4pm
V&A South Kensington
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Take part in this drop-in workshop for families and help create a collage inspired by The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Explore and learn about tigers of different stories, shapes and sizes in the V&A's collection.

Meet an Employee- Schools

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time
Various Times
Science Museum
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An interactive workshop where students meet a technician from a partner organisation and experience what it’s like to do their job through hands-on activities or Q&A sessions. For KS3 and KS4.

Workshop: Create in Clay

27th April
10am - 4pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Join this workshop to discover the tactile material of clay, enjoy a day of hands-on exploration from creating pinch pots to wheel throwing and crafting tools.

Workshop: Learn to Knit with Wool and the Gang

18th May
10am - 4pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Get to grips with the wonderful world of knitting and learn how to make a quilt-style blanket in this workshop designed for beginners to start mastering the basics of the craft.

Make-it: Illustration

20th April
10.30am - 4.30pm
V&A South Kensington
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Join artist Anahita Alavi to explore how to tell a story with paintings. Work as a family and get inspired by Persian tales, Anahita's work and images from the V&A Collection to develop your story.

International Sculpture Day at Dora House

27th April
All day
The Royal Society of Sculptors
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International Sculpture Day is celebrated by the Royal Society of Sculptors with a daytime drop in workshop (12-4pm). Then followed by an evening In Conversation event with Serena Korda and William Cobbing that will explore the evolving relationship between craft and sculpture.

Online Learning at Goethe-Institut

Online
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

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.

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Tailor-Made German Courses at the Goethe-Institut

Various
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.

Young V&A

Opens 1st July
10am-5:30pm
V&A South Kensington
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Get ready to spark your creativity at Young V&A – the museum where children, young people and families can imagine, play and design. From 1 July 2023, be inspired by spaces, explore our collection and get creative. Right now, keep in touch on social.

Professional Development at the V&A

Online & onsite
Daily: 10am-5:45pm - Friday: 10am–10pm
V&A South Kensington
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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.