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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 Wellbeing Knitting/Crochet Felting & Textiles Seasonal Other Children's Courses

Children's Courses

Dreamcatchers (7+)

Raid our stash of crafting goodies and design and make your own dream catcher…a twist on the classic! Adding beads and ribbons for the finishing touch.

Suitable for 7+

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
13/08/2019
13.30-14.30

available places: 8



After School Art Club (7 -11)

Join us for 4 sessions of learning and exploring, ideal for creative 7-11yr 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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Tuesday
04/06/2019
16.00-17.30

available places: 6



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.

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: £45.00
Available Dates
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Monday
03/06/2019
16.00-17.30

available places: 6



Air Drying Clay Sculptures (7+)

Come and have fun modelling with clay and building your own sculpture!

Design and make a different shapes to create a totum pole design - we'll be using air drying clay, so you'll be able to take them home the same day to paint when they're dry!

Suitable for age 7+. Materials and snack included.
This workshop is also a great taster for our After School Art Club

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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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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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).

31st July - Summer trousers

15th August - Reversible Wrap Dress

"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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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

 

15th April: Painting
23rd July: Drawing
13th August: Clay
14th August: Collage

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
23/07/2019
10.00-11.30

available places: 8
Tuesday
13/08/2019
10.00-12.00

available places: 8



Children's Glass Fusion (6+)

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

In the Easter session you will design and make tea light (or chocolate egg!) holders for Easter.

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
Available Dates
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Tuesday
20/08/2019
13.30-15.30

available places: 8



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
08/06/2019
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
Available Dates
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Children's Silversmithing (10+)

A fantastic course for older children and 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.

  

This course is booked directly with the course tutors. You will be re-directed to their website for booking when you choose a date below.

Tutor: Naim & Laura
Cost: £25.00
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Children's Weaving (7+)

Children love the therapeutic nature of weaving and its beautiful results. In this session they will create a small wall hanging designed by themselves! Suitable for ages 7 and up.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £9.00
Available Dates
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Friday
23/08/2019
13.30-15.00

available places: 8



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
Available Dates
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Friday
26/07/2019
10-11.30

available places: 7



Cold Enamelling for Children (7+)

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.

This course needs to be booked directly with the Course Providers - please CLICK HERE to be taken directly to their booking page.

Tutor: Naim & Laura
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Friday
09/08/2019
13.30-14.30

available places: 8



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
Available Dates
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Tuesday
20/08/2019
10.00-12.00

available places: 8



Craft Workshop (5+)

We'll have lots of craft activities to have a go at on this quick 1hr workshop - expect paper crafts, painting and more - with lots to take home!

Suitable for 5+, materials included.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £7.00
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Crafty Canvases (6+)

Raid our stash of fabrics, papers, buttons and other crafty bits and bobs and create your own fabulous artwork with tutor Meg.

Suitable for age 6+, all materials included.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £9.00
Available Dates
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Friday
02/08/2019
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



Decorate a T-shirt (6+)

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

Suitable for 6+

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Monday
29/07/2019
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



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
Available Dates
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Friday
23/08/2019
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



Galaxy Art (6+)

An hour of space-themed painting! Splatter, sponge and stencil yourself starry skies and galaxies with tutor Meg!

Suitable for 6+, materials included

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
06/08/2019
13.30-15.30

available places: 8



Glitter Jars (6+)

Design and decorate your own fabulous glitter jar! Suitable for age 6+ with all materials and a snack included.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Hand Sewn Cats and Dogs (6+)

Come and make an adorable felt pet! Design your own cat or a dog and hand sew it together with tutor Meg.

Suitable for age 6+, materials included.

  

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Monday
19/08/2019
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



Hand Sewn Keyrings (7+)

Come and create a cute keyring from felt and buttons and learn to hand sew in the process! 

Suitable for 7+ with all materials and a snack included.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Hand-sewn Llamas (7+)

Decorate and hand-sew yourself a super cure 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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Illustration Workshop (11+)

Aimed at students in Year 7 and above who love to draw! Come and spend an afternoon learning all about illustration with professional illustrator, Katy Dynes. She'll guide you through the story board process and help you develop your designs and ideas.

Tutor: Katy Dynes
Cost: £18.00
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Illustration Workshop (8+)

Professional book illustrator, Katy Dynes, brings her skills and talent to Leicestershire Craft Centre in a wonderful illustration workshop for Junior School aged children. 

Tutor: Katy Dynes
Cost: £15.00
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Jewellery Making (6+)

Join us for a session of jewellery making where you can use our tools, materials and beads to design and make your own unique bracelet, necklace and maybe even a keyring!

Suitable for 6+

  

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Monday
05/08/2019
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



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: £7.00
Available Dates
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Monday
29/07/2019
13.30-14.30

available places: 4
Monday
05/08/2019
13.30-14.30

available places: 8
Monday
12/08/2019
13.30-14.30

available places: 8
Monday
19/08/2019
13.30-14.30

available places: 8



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 17th April: Bunny Bunting

Thursday 25th April: Summer Skirt

18th May - Patterned Drawstring Bag

28th May - Sleep mask and overnight bag

30th July - Handkerchief top and headband

8th August -  Summer shorts

16th August - Personalised reading pillow

21st August - Upcycled denim bag

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright/Meg Bonser
Cost: £17.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
30/07/2019
10.00-12.00

available places: 8
Friday
16/08/2019
10.00-12.00

available places: 8
Tuesday
28/05/2019
14.00-16.00

available places: 3



Make a Superhero Cape (5+)

A fantastic session where you can design your very own superhero cape to wear home! Either base it on your favourite superhero character, or invent your very own!

Image result for DIY superhero cape

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Friday
31/05/2019
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



Mosaics (6+)

Have a go at Mosaics, using tools to design and build your own mini 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+

  

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Monday
12/08/2019
10.00-11.30

available places: 7



Painted Plant Pots (6+)

A fun painting session to make a design and make a decorative plant pots in an hour...we'll even pot the plant with you too!

Suitable for age 6+

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
Available Dates
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Friday
26/07/2019
13.00-14.00

available places: 8



Printed Tote Bags (6+)

Make your very own kid-sized canvas bag with our fabulous block printing equipment. We have loads of designs and letters to choose from to make it personalised - perfect for school!

Suitable for 6+, materials included

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £9.00
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Scrapbooking (7+)

Bring along some of your favourite photos - they could be of you and your friends, family or places you've visited - and make a scrapbook with us! We'll provide all of the materials including the book, sequins, tapes and patterned papers and more to start your own unique scrapbook!

Suitable for 7+

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
06/08/2019
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



Spring Nature Crafts (5+)

Spend an hour and a half making lovely spring crafts with tutor Meg. Inspired by and using nature, we'll have a go at making bird feeders, paint pebbles and create art from the lovely spring flowers and leaves!

Suitable for age 5 and up, materials + a snack included.

 

  

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £9.00
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Summer Bunting (5+)

The perfect make for decorating your bedroom or tent for the Summer! Raid our collection of patterned papers and create your own personalised bunting on this quick 1hr workshop with tutor Meg.

Suitable for age 5+, materials included

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £7.00
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Summer Nature Crafts (6+)

Bring the outdoors in with a with a workshop inspired by and using nature with tutor Meg! Try clay imprinting, draw fresh flowers, and paint a colourful leaf decoration!

Suitable for 6+, materials included.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Friday
02/08/2019
13.30-15.00

available places: 8



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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