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Courses

Details of all our courses are available below. Prices include all materials needed (unless otherwise stated).Courses can be booked online, over the telephone on 01858 466692, by post or in person at Leicestershire Craft Centre, 10a High Street, Market Harborough (above Monsoon).

Please note refunds and transfers for workshops and courses can only be given in the unlikely event of a workshop or course being cancelled due to insufficient numbers or unforeseeable circumstances.



Taster Courses Art & Sculpture Jewellery Sewing Dressmaking Homemaking Papercrafts Knitting/Crochet Felting & Textiles Seasonal Other Children's Courses

Children's Courses

After School Art Club (11-15)

Join us for 4 sessions of Creative Arts learning and exploring. Our Monday sessions are ideal for creative 11-15yr olds.

Contemporary Art Graduate and children's tutor Meg will run these relaxed tutored sessions, exploring different mediums, subjects, artists and ideas each week:

Week 1, 18th Sept: Painting 
Week 2, 25th Sept: Mixed Media/Collage
Week 3, 2nd Oct: 3D
Week 4, 9th Oct: Drawing 

All materials, guidance and inspiration included!
£40 for all 4 sessions

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £40.00
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After School Art Club (7 -11)

Join us for 4 sessions of Creative Arts learning and exploring. Our Tuesday sessions are ideal for creative 7-11yr olds.

Contemporary Art Graduate Meg will run these relaxed tutored sessions, exploring different mediums, subjects, artists and ideas each week:

Week 1, 19th Sept: Painting
Week 2, 26th Sept: Clay
Week 3, 3rd Oct: Pastels
Week 4, 10th Oct: Drawing

All materials, guidance and inspiration included!

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £35.00
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Beaded Wind Chimes (6+)

Spend a happy hour making a wind chime for your garden or bedroom.

 

Tutor: Megan Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Monday
16/10/2017
10.00-11.30

available places: 7



Beginners Dressmaking (Age 10+)

A sewing session for age 10+ - learn to begin using dressmaking patterns, cut out your pattern pieces and sew them together.

Wednesday 2nd August - Off the shoulder top

Friday 18th August - Panelled skirt

 

"Grace came to the Sewing Class and really enjoyed making the shorts...I was so impressed with what they did in such a short space of time."  Tanya Lord

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £30.00
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Card Making (7+)

Dig through our collage and card making materials, create a design and make a series of one of a kind cards!

Suitable for 7-11yrs 

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Children's Art & Craft Club (6+) - 4 week

For children who love to make, paint, draw and craft; this 4 week club gives children lots of opportunities to try new techniques, learn new skills and get creative.

Suitable for children aged 6+



Block 1
Session 1: 16th Sept
Session 2: 23rd Sept
Session 3: 30th Sept
Session 4: 7th Sept

Block 2
Session 1: 4th Nov
Session 2: 11th Nov
Session 3: 18th Nov
Session 4: 25th Nov

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £35.00
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Childrens Art Workshops(6+)

A series of Art Workshops for children to experiment with different mediums and ways of making art. Suitable for children aged 6 upwards. Lessons will including looking at abstract art and working with clay, with something different to take home after each session.

Week 1, 31st July: Painting 
Week 2, 7th Aug: 3D
Week 3, 14th Aug: Drawing
Week 4, 21st Aug: Printmaking 

(Young adults are also welcome to attend the adult art workshops)

 

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £16.00
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Childrens Book Folding (8+)

Fold your initial into a book and make your very own personalised decoration for your room!

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
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Children's Glass Fusion

Design and make mini sun catchers with lots of different coloured glass, with glass tutor Sarah. They will be taken away and fired for you to collect.

Tutor: Sarah Luke
Cost: £10.00
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Childrens' Sewing Club - 4 weeks (Age 7-11)

Aimed at beginner sewers aged 7-11, we undertake lots of different projects building up cutting and sewing skills along the way. 

Projects can include, soft toys, patchwork, applique and simple dressmaking.

 

Block 1 starting with a Russian Doll Applique Cushion...
Session 1: 16th Sept
Session 2: 23rd Sept
Session 3: 30th Sept
Session 4: 7th Oct

Block 2 starting with a Wrap around Skirt...
Session 1: 4th Nov
Session 2: 11th Nov
Session 3: 18th Nov
Session 4: 25th Nov

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £40.00
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Saturday
16/09/2017
COURSE FULL



Children's Sewing Club (Age 10+)

Our popular sewing club for older children who have already had some experience sewing. We will tackle more challenging projects and fabrics to build on existing skills.

Block 1 starting with a Complex Bag...

Session 1: 16th Sept
Session 2: 23rd Sept
Session 3: 30th Sept
Session 4: 7th Oct

Block 2 starting with a Onesie...
Session 1: 4th Nov
Session 2: 11th Nov
Session 3: 18th Nov
Session 4: 25th Nov

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £40.00
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Children's Silversmithing

A fantastic NEW course for older children/teenagers.

Learn to saw, file and drill precious metal and create your own pendants to take home. Working with aluminium (looks like silver, but easier to work with for beginners), you'll design your own simple shapes and follow the process through to a completed piece of jewellery.

Please Note: For insurance purposes, this course is only suitable for children aged 10 and over.

  

Tutor: Naim & Laura
Cost: £25.00
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Childrens Wet Felting - Selfie (7+)

Come and learn how to wet felt - and take home your very own wet felted selfie!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
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Christmas Pottery (5+)

A fun and enjoyable pottery workshop for children aged 5+ to make a hanging ceramic owl. You be shown how to use different textures using lace, patterned stamps and textured rolling pins for your owl and use different shapes to build up your hanging owl. Then you will use coloured underglaze to add colour to your ceramic creation perfect to hang on the Christmas tree or to decorate your bedroom! 

The ceramics will be taken away to be fired and returned to the Craft Centre within two weeks.

Tutor: Nikki McCathie
Cost: £18.00
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Clay Christmas Decorations (5+)

Come and make some clay Chrismas decorations for your tree or bedroom!

Cut your shapes from air drying clay, paint, decorate and dry at home.

  

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £6.00
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Cold Enamelling for Children

Cold Enamelling

A session suitable for children aged 7 and over.

Come and make your own jewellery experimenting with enamel powders and the cold enamelling technique.

This works really well as a follow-on course from the Children's Silversmithing, where you can decorate the shapes you have cut out.

Tutor: Naim & Laura
Cost: £15.00
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Creative Print Making (10+)

In this workshop you will experiment with unusual printing techniques, sketch a design and create multi-layered prints on paper and a tote bag. Adults are welcome to attend with their children. Materials and tote included.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £12.00
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Decorate a Notebook for School

Notebook

The perfect way to end the holidays - come and decorate your own notebook ready to take back to school - personalise it with all our lovely papers, sequins, stickers and other decorative bits.

No dates scheduled at present.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £6.00
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Decorate a T-shirt (6+)

Come and design your very own t-shirt and decorate it with printing and drawing. T-shirt and materials included!

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Drawing Class for Children (7+)

Learn and practice drawing techniques with different medium including pencil, charcoal, pastels and chalks.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £8.00
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Embroider your Initial (7+)

Learn some simple embroidery stitches and create your very own personalised picture to hang up in your bedroom.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Family Crafting

A lovely two hours of crafting for adults and children to do together - there'll be lots of different activities to try during the morning.

 

Tutor: Megan Bonser
Cost: £12.50
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Jewellery Making (Age 6+)

Come and spend a session designing and making bracelets, necklaces and bag charms - we have huge quantities of beads to choose from, and it's great fun!

Click here for jewellery supplies in our shop.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £9.00
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Little Crafters (Age 4-7)

A crafty session especially for children aged 4-7 (Rec-Yr2) - although younger and older siblings are welcome too at a cost of £4.

Each session we have 3 or 4 different activities to have a go at, so come and sew, paint, stick and make some brilliant crafty things to take home.

Bring your 4-6 year olds to try out lots of crafts and bring home their crafty makes.

 

Click here to find lots of crafty kits for children in our shop.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £6.00
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Tuesday
17/10/2017
14.00-15.00

available places: 8



Little Crafters Christmas (4-7)

A special Christmas edition of Little Crafters! Our popluar 1hr session where your little ones can try lots of creative activites...with a Christmas twist! 

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £6.00
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Machine Sewing for Children

More great sewing projects for young sewers. Suitable for Junior (7+) upwards. No prior knowledge is required.

We make different projects on every session - so the more you come to, the more your skills develop!

Tuesday 1st August - Garden Party Bunting & Waterproof Bag

Tuesday 8th August - Denim Bag

Tuesday 17th August - Applique T-shirt

Tuesday 22nd August - Simple Summer Skirt

Tutor: Sally Timms
Cost: £16.00
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Make a Cardboard Castle (5+)

A super fun session where you will build and decorate your own cardboard castle - then you'll have it to play with all Summer!

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Mini Makers Club (2+)

Our Mini Makers Club is aimed at preschoolers and runs in blocks of 4 weeks. Every week there are two lovely creative activities to try involving lots of different materials

We try painting, sticking, modelling, stamping, snipping and lots more; all designed to develop your child's fine motor skills and creative thinking. 

The sessions are run by Hannah, a qualified primary school teacher, with heaps of experience of working with young children.

Tea/coffee is provided for carers and a drink and biscuit for the children. Groups are small and relaxed.

Block 1
Session 1: 22nd Sept
Session 2: 29th Sept
Session 3: 6th Oct
Session 4: 13th Oct

Block 2
Session 1: 3rd Nov
Session 2: 10th Nov
Session 3: 17th Nov
Session 4: 24th Nov



Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £20.00
Available Dates
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Friday
22/09/2017
10.00-11.00

available places: 8
Friday
03/11/2017
10.00-11.00

available places: 6



Paper Fun!

Come and have a go at making a paper sculpture, make an origami model  or create a work of art by folding paper in different ways. 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £6.00
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Pots and Paints (5+)

A session for children and adults - we'll get out the air drying clay for modelling and making, and we'll be decorating plates and plant pots too!

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Pottery Workshop (5+)

Come along and make an individual under the sea themed ceramic tile decorated with mermaids,sharks or any other sea life! A fun and unique pottery workshop for children aged 5 upwards. Pottery fired,glazed and returned in 2 weeks.

Tutor: Nikki McCathie
Cost: £18.00
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Printed pencil case (5+)

Just what you'll need for school - your very own pencil case designed by you! 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Rainbow Crafts (5+)

Make a mixed media hanging rainbow and raid our colourful button stash for rainbow button pictures!

Suitable for 5+

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £6.00
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Monday
16/10/2017
14.00-15.00

available places: 7



Screen Printing for Children

Come and try your hand at screen printing and make some lovely prints to take home.

 

Tutor: Sarah Holden
Cost: £10.00
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Summer Paper Crafts (7+)

Simple paper craft activities; make a summer floral crown and summer bunting for your outdoor parties and play this Summer!

   

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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