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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.



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4 week Pottery Course
Develop your pottery skills or discover them for the first time!  Come along and enjoy a 4 week pottery course and learn new skills and techniques to create unique pieces for your home. 
 
 
Over the four weeks you will create four different pieces: 

1.Ceramic screen printed coasters
This workshop will show you how to roll and create your own set of 4 coasters from clay using a tile cutter.Add colour using a range of coloured slips and then you will able to add a screen printed image to decorate your coasters. Choose from a range of different images including dragonflies, butterflies, dandelions, feathers and mini-beasts.

2.Ceramic hearts and birds
In this workshop you will make some beautiful hanging hearts and birds out of white clay and cutters.You will be shown how to use lace and Indian stamps to create a beautiful decorative surface onto the clay shapes and letter stamps to personalise them. The next sessions when they have been fired you can then use an oxide and glaze to create a beautiful finish.

3. Ceramic repeated pattern bowl
In this session you will be shown how to hand-build a bowl using a repeated shape out of clay and overlay it to create your bowl. Then using tools to draw into the clay to add extra detail and interest.The following week you will be shown how to use coloured underglaze to enhance the shapes and glaze your bowl.

4. Ceramic tea light holders
Using white clay you will be shown how to roll and make small cylindrical slab pots. Then using vintage lace and Indian stamps to imprint a design and a variety of tools to cut out tiny shapes to let the light through when a tea light is inside. A beautiful addition to any windowsill

 

The cost of the course includes all glazing and firing and all materials used.
 


This course runs over: 19th Sept, 26th Sept, 3rd Oct & 10th Oct
Tutor: Nikki McCathie
Cost: £125.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
19/09/2017
19.00-21.00

available places: 7



Button Art (5+)

A session for all the family! Come and raid our button stash and make a charming button picture to take away.

Button Picture

 Loved this? Buy our button kits for a lovely gift or to make at home. Click here to visit our shop.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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Candlemaking

Come and learn how to make your own scented candles for gifts. You will learn about soya wax, essential oils and various candlemaking techniques and make a large glass candle and a teacup candle to take home.

Tutor: Carol Renee
Cost: £30.00
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Glass Fusion

Learn all about glass fusion and create your own beautiful piece of glass art in the process.

During the session, you will create a piece of glass art that will be taken away to be fired and mounted, ready to be framed.

 8th September - Glass Suncatcher

28th November - Glass Christmas Decorations

1st December - Glass Christmas Decorations

 

Tutor: Sarah Luke
Cost: £32.00
Available Dates
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Friday
08/09/2017
10.00-12.00

available places: 5
Tuesday
28/11/2017
COURSE FULL



Gold Leaf Calligraphy

A day to learn the art of illumination using gilding techniques and real
gold leaf. Create two initial letters of your choice and enhance it with vibrant
colours or calligraphy.


Gold leaf, glue, brushes and paper are all provided. There will be lots of
extras available to buy on the day.

Light refreshments are included, but don’t forget to bring your own lunch as
there will be a 1/2 hour break to relax a little.

Please email or call us with your choice of initials when you book.

Tutor: Jane Lappage
Cost: £50.00
Available Dates
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Sunday
22/10/2017
10.00-16.00

available places: 7



Introduction to Bobbin Lace - Bracelet

Make a pretty lace bracelet in this lace-making session, that is suitable for beginners and those who have had a go before. Learn all about the equipment used in lace-making and hopefully be inspired to carry on once you have tried this ancient and relaxing craft.

 

Tutor: Suzanne Plamping
Cost: £38.00
Available Dates
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Monday
20/11/2017
10.00-13.00

available places: 8



Leather Accessories

Learn how to work with leather and make your own unique accessories including hair bands and keyrings in this Quick Make...

Children 10+ welcome.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Monday
25/09/2017
10.00-11.30

available places: 7



Making Mosiacs

Come and learn all about making mosaics - the tools to use, the products to buy and the different kinds of mosaics you can do. Then have a go at making your own!

You will have time to make either a set of coasters, one large piece or a small 3D piece.

The session is divided into three parts - design and making your mosiac, a small lunch break while everything dries and a grouting session.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £40.00
Available Dates
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Monday
06/11/2017
10.00-14.00

available places: 8



Modern Calligraphy

Try your hand at this increasingly popular style of Modern Calligraphy. Ideal for all those personal touches to your hand crafted cards and gifts, or generate your own unique design.

The course includes a nib holder, nib, practice lines, letters and paper. Other items to help you flourish at calligraphy will be available on the day.

Tutor: Jane Lappage
Cost: £30.00
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Modern Calligraphy - Follow on Course

 

For everyone who has enjoyed learning the basics of Modern Calligraphy but now wants to move to the next level.

The class will start with a review of the basics and then move on to show you how to create beautiful finished pieces so you can confidently scribe your cards, place names and any other items you need for that special occasion.

Please have in mind a small quote, phrase or saying you want to use as an example to get you started.

Tutor: Jane Lappage
Cost: £30.00
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Willow Weaving

Learn how to make a willow sculpture. No experience is necessary.

You can pick your own subject matter, although a smaller sculpture is recommended for your first go.

Ducks, herons and chickens have all been achieved and for the more experienced hares, cats even small dogs or
sheep. You will be shown all the processes and techniques of sculpting from willow and give you all the help and tuition needed to take away a finished willow sculpture.

Tutor: Kate Morrell
Cost: £78.00
Available Dates
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