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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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Children's Courses

After School Art Club (6 -11)

Join us for 4 sessions of learning and exploring, ideal for creative 6-11yr olds.

We explore different mediums, subjects, artists and ideas each week in these fun sessions with artist and tutor Meg. Past activities have included observational drawing, making cardboard sculptures, learning watercolour techniques and working with clay!

All materials, guidance and inspiration included, as well as a drink and a biscuit!
£40 for all four sessions.

   


Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £40.00
Available Dates
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Monday
09/11/2020
COURSE FULL



Beginners Dressmaking (10+)

A sewing workshop for those aged 10+. You will learn the basics of how to use a dressmaking pattern, cut out your pattern pieces and sew them together using our wonderful Brother sewing machines. You will leave with a wearable garment made to fit you perfectly!

Patterns will be provided for this course, but you are required to bring your own choice of fabric. You will be told in advance what type and quantity of fabric you will need. You will also need a packed lunch (no nuts please).

"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: £35.00
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Button Pictures (6+)

Paint your canvas, choose a shape (perhaps and animal or letter) and raid our huge stash of buttons to fill it with! Go home with a unique piece of art for your bedroom!

Suitable for age 6+, materials included

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £12.00
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Or order the Craft Kit to learn at home




Children's Art Class (6+)

Do you have a child that loves art? Then these one-off workshops are for them!

Your youngsters will experiment with mediums, explore new techniques and discover exciting artists! With different activities for each workshop, expect drawing, painting, sculpture and more.

 

Suitable for 6+, all materials included

This workshop is also a great taster for our After School Art Club, also led by Meg, on Mondays:
https://www.leicestershirecraftcentre.co.uk/courses.asp?id=456

 

 

October - Bird Prints

Workshop sizes have been reduced to keep participants safe. Each participant will have all of their own materials laid out, clean, ready for them to use when they arrive. Unfortunately it will be unlikely that we will be able to let parents stay for the activity.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
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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.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £46.00
Available Dates
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Saturday
31/10/2020
COURSE FULL



Children's Sewing Club (Age 10+)

Our popular sewing club for older children who have already had some experience working with fabric, cutting and sewing. We will tackle more challenging projects and fabrics to build on existing skills and learn new ones including inserting zips, learning to read a pattern and creative techniques. Previous projects have included a piped messenger bag, onesie, jersey top and patchwork quilt runner. 

If you are unsure whether your child has sufficient experience to join this class, please call and have a chat with Katharine or Hannah.

Depending on the project we undertake, you may need to purchase extra fabric for this class. If so, we will email you details of what is required.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £48.00
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Clay Christmas Decorations (6+)

Come and make some clay Chrismas decorations for your tree, cut from air drying clay and decorate with imprints, stamps and texture!

Suitable for age 6+

Workshop sizes have been reduced to keep participants safe. Each participant will have all of their own materials laid out, clean, ready for them to use when they arrive. Unfortunatley it will be likely that we won't be able to let parents stay for the activity.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
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Clay Landscapes (6+)

Have fun with air drying clay to design and create a landscape of your choice that you can take home the same day!

Suitable for 6+, materials and snacks included.

  

Workshop sizes have been reduced to keep participants safe. Each participant will have all of their own materials laid out, clean, ready for them to use when they arrive. Unfortunatley it will be unlikely that we will be able to let parents stay for the activity.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Or order the Craft Kit to learn at home




Comic Book Workshop (8+)

Come and learn how to make your own comic with professional book illustrator and artist Katy Dynes.

You will start by creating your characters and then put them into a story. Katy will give you loads of ideas and tips on how to draw brilliantly and make your comic amazing!

Tutor: Katy Dynes
Cost: £15.00
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Cross Stitch Class (7+)

Your youngster will learn the relaxing craft of cross stitch on this morning workshop. All materials included.
Suitable for 7+

Workshop sizes have been reduced to keep participants safe. Each participant will have all of their own materials laid out, clean, ready for them to use when they arrive. Unfortunatley it will be unlikely that we will be able to let parents stay for the activity.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Or order the Craft Kit to learn at home




Decorate a Treasure Box (6+)

Design, paint and embellish your own treasure box - perfect for stashing jewellery, treats, or even your craft supplies!
Suitable for age 6+

Workshop sizes have been reduced to keep participants safe. Each participant will have all of their own materials laid out, clean, ready for them to use when they arrive. Unfortunatley it will be likely that we won't be able to let parents stay for the activity.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Or order the Craft Kit to learn at home




Essential Oils Workshop (Age 8+)

We are delighted to welcome Essential Oils Educator, Nina Laurenti, to Leicestershire Craft Centre to run our children's wellbeing workshops. Essential oils can help with health and wellness for all the family and pure therapeutic grade essential oils can be used to support sleep issues, boost immunity, digestive issues, anxiety over school, work, aid focus and much more.

Using doTERRA oils, Nina will teach the children a little about essential oils and how to use them safely.

Chocolates with Essential Oils - 20th July, 21st December

Children will make their own delicious chocolate infused with doTERRA essential oils such as wild orange, peppermint and lime. We might get a little messy but have lots of fun filling different chocolate moulds with your creative mixes. While the chocolates set, you will make a gift box to take them home in. 

(The chocolate is dairy and gluten free)

Essential Oils Bath Bombs - 21st August

In this fabulous workshop you will create and make your own bath bombs to take home containing special blends of doTERRA essential oils.

Nina will explain all the ingredients and their importance and demonstrate how to make a bath bomb, then the children will be able to make their own set and container to take them home in. Bathtime will never be the same again!

Workshop sizes have been reduced to keep participants safe. Each participant will have all of their own materials laid out, clean, ready for them to use when they arrive. Unfortunatley it will be unlikely that we will be able to let parents stay for the activity.

Tutor: Nina Laurenti
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Monday
21/12/2020
10.00-11.30

available places: 3



Fairy Light Jars

We'll be getting out the glitter, sparkles and paint to decorate our  jars, turning them into lights suitable for the garden, your bedroom or that special glamping trip!

All materials are provided including a set of battery operated fairy lights!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
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Hand-sewn Llamas (7+)

Decorate and hand-sew yourself a super cute stuffed llama! Suitable for age 7 and up, no sewing experience necessary. All materials included.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Hoop Weaving (7+)

A relaxing, colourful craft! Learn how to weave using an embroidery hoop and leave with a lovely decoration for your bedroom.

Suitable for 7+.

Workshop sizes have been reduced to keep participants safe. Each participant will have all of their own materials laid out, clean, ready for them to use when they arrive. Unfortunatley it will be unlikely that we will be able to let parents stay for the activity.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
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Or order the Craft Kit to learn at home




Little Crafters (Age 4-7)

A crafty hour especially for children aged 4-7 (Rec-Yr2)

We try 3 or 4 different activities each time, with lots to experiment with, make and take home!

Younger and older siblings are welcome, sowhy not make it a family outing!

  

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £7.50
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Machine Sewing for Children (7+)

Come and join us for a brilliant sewing workshop where we will complete a make in a single session!

Suitable for Juniors (Age 7+) upwards. No prior sewing knowledge is required as our tutors will guide you through each stage. You will leave the workshop will a finished make and a lot of newly-gained sewing knowledge!

All materials are included in the cost of this workshop.

Wednesday 15th April - Applique Pictures 

Tutor: Katharine Wright/Meg Bonser
Cost: £17.00
Available Dates
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Mosaics (6+)

Have a go at Mosaics, using tools to design and build your own pieces of art from colourful stone and ceramic!

The finished mosaics will be grouted by Meg after the workshop and will be ready to collect the following week. Or you can request a grouting kit to take home!

Suitable for 6+

 

Workshop sizes have been reduced to keep participants safe. Each participant will have all of their own materials laid out, clean, ready for them to use when they arrive. Unfortunatley it will be unlikely that we will be able to let parents stay for the activity.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Or order the Craft Kit to learn at home




Sewing Scrunchies (7+)

Come and raid our huge stash of patterned fabrics and whip up as many scrunchies as you can!

This machine-sewing make is a great one for youngsters who are new or reletavely new to sewing - we'll teach them the basics on our Brother machines and build their confidence to perhaps go on to our term-time clubs.

Suitable for age 7+, materials included

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Textile Collage (8+)

Come and use fabrics to create a work of art. We'll incorporate texture and colour as well as machine and hand stitching.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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