New Online Summer Term Workshops

We are pleased to announce a series of brand new summer workshops that will be hosted online this July and August.



Interested in a workshop? To find out more and to see how to apply, visit the Upcoming Workshops page.



About Our Tutors

Jose Hendo is a Ugandan-born British eco-sustainable designer who takes a fresh approach to fashion design, challenging the throwaway culture. Founder of the José Hendo brand, Bark To The Roots (B2TR) initiative and the R^3 Campaign, Jose Hendo has won multiple awards. She promotes the use of organic, eco- textiles and recycled materials to create unique – often avant-garde -garments, and accessories for both women and men. She supports ethical values and the environment.


Sarah Hocombe is a world renowned fresco painter who has practiced for a variety of exciting, international clients over the past 30 years.


Rian Kanduth is a decorative surface specialist and one of the UK’s most experienced gilding conservators. With over 25 years experience, Rian’s specialisms involve all aspects of Gilding. After graduating in Conservation from the City & Guilds London Art School, she has completed projects in both private and public sectors with some of her clients including English Heritage, The National Trust, Mercers Company, The Fishmongers, the V&A Museum and Seven Dials (to name a few!).


Amy Burt teaches Technical Hand Embroidery for the RSN’s Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Hand Embroidery, partnered with the University of Creative Arts, as well as teaching at the London Embroidery School. Amy also works as a freelance embroiderer in the fashion industry. She worked as a Senior Embroiderer at the British Haute Couture fashion house Ralph & Russo for over 4 years and often freelances for fashion houses such Alexander McQueen and Erdem.


Claire Whelan has studied constructed textile design in London and, alongside her weaving activities, also works at The Cass School of Art, Architecture & Design teaching constructed textiles. Claire has been awarded the Clothworkers Foundation Award 2017/2018 in conjunction with Cockpit Arts and moved to the Deptford studios in July 2017.