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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
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After School Sewing Club (7-11)

As an expansion of our ever-popular sewing clubs on Saturdays, we are pleased to offer a weekly after-school sewing club!  Running in blocks of 4 sessions, we will teach the children how to use a sewing machine and work with fabric.

We find that children are delighted with what they can achieve and the lovely projects they make - from bears to bunting!

This course is suitable for 7-11 year olds and we can cater for all ability levels, including those who have had no experience of sewing machines. They will learn all about the sewing process whilst having fun making different projects.

All materials are included in the cost of the course.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £46.00
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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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Children's Art Class (6+)

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

Led by artist and tutor Meg, 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.

These workshops are also a great taster of our After School Art Club!

Suitable for 6+, all materials included

 

February class - Nature Pictures

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
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Children's Cold Enamelling (6+)

A colourful, fun class teaching traditional enamelling techniques, using efcolor enamel (resin enamel). The children will learn the techniques using efcolor powder, which is then baked in a tealight kiln. For safety reasons, the kiln is controlled only by the tutors. Pieces made in the childrens silversmithing class in the morning can be enamelled in this class.

**Please note due to insurance, this class is suitable for children aged 6+**

Tutor: Naim & Laura
Cost: £18.00
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Children's Glass Fusion (6+)

Use lots of different coloured glass to design and make beautiful decorations. Glass artist, Sarah Luke, will show you what to do and then take your pieces away to be fired ready for you to collect a few days later from the Craft Centre.

Suitable for children age 6+

 

Tutor: Sarah Luke
Cost: £15.00
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Children's Pottery Workshop (6+)

We are delighted to welcome local ceramicist Nikki McCathie to the Craft Centre. 

She will guide the children through building their own clay creation - we have done all kinds of things from personalised mermaids to monsters, dinosaurs and unicorns.

Once built they will paint their clay and it will be taken away to be dried out and fired by Nikki. She will return them to the Craft Centre in approximately three weeks for collection.

Suitable for 6+

Tutor: Nikki McCathie
Cost: £20.00
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Children's Sewing Club - 3 weeks (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: £36.00
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Children's Sewing Club - 3 weeks (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: £34.00
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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
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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 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.

  

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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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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Edible Easter Crafts (5+)

Come and make lots of chocolatey, Easter eggy related treats and gifts!

 

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
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Essential Oils Rollerballs (Age 8+)

We are delighted to welcome essential oil expert, Nina Laurenti, to Leicestershire Craft Centre to run a children's workshop. 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 then each child will choose their own two blends and be taught how to make into roller balls that they can use. Following this, each child will make a special personalised pouch in which to take their roller balls home.

 

Tutor: Nina Laurenti/ Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
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Friendship Bracelets (6+)

Come and make yourself and your Best Friend a matching set of beaded bracelets plus a personalised box to take them home in! 

Suitable for age 6+. materials + snack provided

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Illustration Club (13+)

We are delighted to welcome professional book illustrator, Katy Dynes, back to Leicestershire Craft Centre to run a 5 week course for older art students. She will be exploring Character design and Expression, Movement and Mark Making, Backgrounds and Composition, Storyboarding and Final Illustrations.

This fabulous course is perfect for any students who love to draw, who want to learn more and develop their skills

Tutor: Katy Dynes
Cost: £50.00
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Tuesday
15/09/2020
18.00-19.30

available places: 8



Illustration Workshop (12+)

An 'intensive' morning with professional illustrator Katy Dynes to hone and develop your drawing and illustration skills.

You'll develop characters, scenarios and stories, and learn how book illustration works.

Tutor: Katy Dynes
Cost: £35.00
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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
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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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Sock Bunnies (6+)

Have a go at making yourself a super-cute Sock Bunny for Easter! No sewing necessary, but plenty of decorating! See how many bunny friends you can make in 1hr. Materials included.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £7.00
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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
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