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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

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
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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.

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
25/02/2019
16.00-17.30

available places: 8



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).

4th January - Stretch Jersey Trousers

21st February - Poncho

"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

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Monday
15/04/2019
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



Children's Crafty Christmas Makes (7+)

A short course for kids – drop them off while you finish your Christmas shopping. They’ll have fun and come home with some great Christmas makes.

Age 7 upwards.

Click here to visit our Children's Crafty Kits section of our shop.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £16.00
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Children's Glass Fusion (6+)

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

Suitable for children age 6+

Tutor: Sarah Luke
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Friday
22/02/2019
14.00-15.00

available places: 5
Friday
22/02/2019
15.15-16.15

available places: 8



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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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
02/03/2019
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
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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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Cold Enamelling for Children (7+)

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.

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
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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
Available Dates
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Friday
22/02/2019
COURSE FULL



Crazy Collage (6+)

Come and raid our huge stash of paper and fabric scraps and see how many different collages you can make! A great way to make art and recyle too.

All materials and inspiration provided.

  

Suitable for 6+

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £9.00
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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
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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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Feather Dreamcatchers (7+)

Raid our huge feather collection and design and make your own dream catcher…a twist on the classic! Adding beads and ribbons for the fiishing touch.

Suitable for 7+

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Hand Sewn Autumn/Halloween Decorations (6+)

See how many autumn or halloween themed felt decorations you can make in this session. All little sewists welcome, including beginners!

Suitable for 6+
 

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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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
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Jewellery Making for Teens (10+)

A workshop aimed at older children, who want to learn how to make their own jewellery.

It's great fun searching through our huge range of beads and planning your designs. Then learn how to use jewellery pliers to make necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Monday
18/02/2019
16.00-17.00

available places: 8



Lantern Making (7+)

Design, construct and make your own unique lantern!

Suitable for ages 7 and up, materials included.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £16.00
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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: £7.00
Available Dates
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Monday
15/04/2019
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 2nd January: Stuffed animal

Monday 18th February: Unicorn Cushions

Wednesday 20th February: Denim Upcycled Bag

Wednesday 17th April: Bunny Bunting

Thursday 25th April: Summer Skirt

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright/Meg Bonser
Cost: £17.00
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Monday
18/02/2019
10.00-12.00

available places: 6



Make an Elf Door (6+)

Make the perfect Christmas scene with your very own magical Elf Door! 

Suitable for 6+, materials included

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £15.00
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Mini Makers Christmas Crafts (2+)

Mini Makers is our weekly arty crafty session for pre-schoolers (suitable for those aged 2-4 years). This time, join us for three weeks of extra special Christmas crafting with your little ones!

We try painting, sticking, modelling, stamping, snipping and lots more; all designed to develop your child's fine motor skills and creative thinking. The small and relaxed groups are run by Hannah, a qualified primary school teacher, with heaps of experience of working with young children.

Tea & coffee is provided for the grown ups, and a drink and biscuit for the children.
£17 for all 3 sessions

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £17.00
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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
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Pom Pom Animals (7+)

Come and make and decorate your own pompom animal with our DIY ompom makers!

Suitable for age 7+

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Rainbow Weavings (6+)

Children love weaving and on this workshop they can make their own woven wall hanging using all the colours of the
rainbow! 

Suitable for 6+

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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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
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