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Talks, courses and workshops
See what's new in the museum's inspiring programme of events.
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Join award-winning graphic designer Frith Kerr in conversation with Isabel Lea, Design Researcher in Residence.
Join this introductory workshop inspired by the iconic designs held in the museum’s permanent collection and create your own screen-printed image using stencils on a tote bag or tea towel.
Taking inspiration from the exploratory approach to fashion design synonymous with the London fashion scene, this dynamic one-day design development workshop will unleash your creative spirit to develop experimental fashion ideas in both 2D and 3D forms.
Join the experimental design studio SpaceBroth and Design Museum Senior Curator Rebecca Lewin to find out about the making of the exhibition REBEL: 30 years of London Fashion.
Join Es Devlin in conversation with Design Museum Director Tim Marlow, in anticipation of the publication of the first monograph of her genre-defying practice – 'An Atlas of Es Devlin'.
Learn this two-day course to create a professional paper pattern template for a fully lined tailored jacket.
Join this creative workshop with NEWGEN designer Sadie Williams to experiment with sublimation printing techniques and translate your hand-crafted designs using the heat press to create sparkling accessories using up-cycled fabrics.
Join this creative session to explore the design process by investigating a fashion icon’s practice through mask making and drawing with James Davison & SketchSesh.
In this one-day decarbonisation workshop for businesses, learn about innovative design-led net zero solutions and discover methods and practical tools to measure and reduce carbon emissions in the workplace.
Understand the purpose of design thinking in promoting innovation, and learn real-world applications and strategies.
Join guide Edward Richards for a special tour of the exhibition REBEL: 30 Years of British Fashion, delivered in British Sign Language.
Get cosy with us at The Dame Sylvia Crowe Garden for some autumnal bliss and horticultural shared knowledge.
Join Head of Curatorial Lucia Floriana in this conversation with NEWGEN star designers Feben, Nicholas Daley and Charles Jeffrey Loverboy exploring critical aspects that make fashion a tool, a medium and a manifestation.
Join us in a fun workshop to learn how to create robots to compete in various games of the Design Museum’s Olympics using the BBC Micro:Bit.
Join this creative workshop with NEWGEN designer Sadie Williams to experiment with heat-transfer printing techniques and translate your hand-crafted designs to create sparkling accessories using upcycled fabrics.
Explore architecture and the world around us through model making – at big and small scale – and turn your building designs into 3D models.
Spark your digital creativity and master the realm of 3D character design and digital sculpting in this distinctive one-day workshop. An ideal platform for emerging 3D artists and game enthusiasts.
In this fun workshop, learn about the unique skill of deck pressing using the vacuum press – a hands on experience designing, decorating and making a skateboard deck to keep.
Join this three-part course designed to boost drawing confidence in participants of all levels. Learn simple tools for visualising and communicating ideas in this three-part introduction to drawing.
Discover how to make small Christmas decorations from pewter using a technique that dates back to the Vikings in this creative workshop led by RubinoWilson studio.
How do fashion industry professionals learn and share knowledge? Join us to discuss fashion education syllabuses and systems interrogating the narratives and politics of contemporary academia and speculating on the future of fashion scholarship.
Join us on a one-day course tailored to small and medium sized fashion design businesses that are looking to implement actionable steps to reduce waste and enhance their circularity practices.
Join guide Andrew Mashigo for a special audio-described tour of the exhibition REBEL: 30 Years of British Fashion for blind and visually impaired visitors and their companions.
Drawing on our recent exhibition 'Waste Age: What can design do?', these creative, design-led workshops will teach students how to become better-informed consumers and responsible future designers. Enquiry now and bring design to your school. For key stages 2 – 5.
Using handling collections of contemporary design objects, students can interact with key designs through experiential learning. Hour-long workshops support students to gain new perspectives on the role of designers and the impact of design in everyday life. For key stages 2 – 5.
Focusing on the role of digital technology in the design and technology industries, these sessions combine analogue hands-on experiences with an introduction to designing through software. Students will learn to use software to create a design response to a user brief. For key stages 2 – 5.
Did you know that the Design Museum offers a Master's programme in Curating Contemporary Design in partnership with Kingston University?
Our collaborative degree is one of the world’s foremost postgraduate programmes for design curators, taught by leading academics, curators and designers.
Applications are open to start in 2024.
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