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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 Papercrafts 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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This course runs every week please contact Leicestershire Craft Centre for availability



Autumn Nature Crafts (6+)

This fabulous session uses all kinds of nature as its inspiration - clay imprinting, twig decorating and gel printing with leaves and petals to make all kinds of lovely decorations and pieces of art to take home!

Suitable for 6+

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £9.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
16/10/2018
14.00-15.30

available places: 6



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 session for age 10+ - learn to begin using dressmaking patterns, cut out your pattern pieces and sew them together. You will leave with a wearable garment!

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.

"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+)

Try different mediums and materials on these creative workshops, with lots of unique pieces of art to take home! Pop along to one, or even join us for the whole summer!

30th July - Painting
6th Aug - Clay Faces
13th Aug - Printmaking
20th Aug - Cardboard Sculptures

   

Suitable for 6+

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £12.00
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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 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
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Children's Pottery workshop

Explore the many possibilities of clay in this fun-filled workshop!

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
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Children's Sewing Club (Age 11+)

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/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 needs to be booked directly with the course tutors. Please CLICK HERE to be taken directly to their booking page.

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

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

Tutor: Katy Dynes
Cost: £15.00
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Saturday
20/10/2018
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
Available Dates
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Monday
15/10/2018
10.30-12.00

available places: 8



Decorate a Notebook for School (6+)

Perfect for a summer diary or back to school! Come and decorate your own notebook, personalising it with all our lovely papers, sequins, stickers and other decorative bits!

Suitable for 6+
Materials included

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £8.00
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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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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 Decorations (6+)

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

Suitable for 6+

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Friday
19/10/2018
10.30-12.00

available places: 8



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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Lantern making

Design and make your own unique lantern!

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 welcome.

 

 Click here to find lots of crafty kits for children in our shop.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £7.00
Available Dates
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Monday
15/10/2018
14.00-15.00

available places: 4



Machine Sewing for Children (7+)

A one-off sewing workshop where we'll complete a make in a single session!
Suitable for Juniors (Age 7+) upwards, no prior knowledge is required.

2nd August - Easy Summer Top

8th August - Waterproof Bag

14th August - Animal Applique

21st August - Patchwork Cushion

28th August - Decorated Notebook Cover

17th October - Sew a Cloud Cushion

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £16.00
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Make a Cardboard Castle (5+)

A super fun session where you will design, construct and decorate your own cardboard castle - then you'll have it to play with all Summer!

Suitable for 5+

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Make an Elf Door

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

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £15.00
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Mini Felted Vessels (6+)

A lovely felting session with textile artist, Sushila Pillai, making mini vessels!

Tutor: Sushila Pillai
Cost: £10.00
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Mini Makers Christmas Crafts (2+)

Three weeks of fabulous Christmas crafting with your little ones. Drink and biscuit provided during the session.

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £17.00
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Friday
07/12/2018
10.00-11.00

available places: 8



Mini Makers Club (2+)

Our Mini Makers Club is aimed at preschoolers and runs in blocks of 4 weeks. Every week there are lovely creative activities to try involving lots of different materials

We try painting, sticking, modelling, stamping, snipping and lots more; all designed to develop your child's fine motor skills and creative thinking. 

The sessions are run by Hannah, a qualified primary school teacher, with heaps of experience of working with young children.

Tea/coffee is provided for carers and a drink and biscuit for the children. Groups are small and relaxed.

 



Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £23.00
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Friday
26/10/2018
10.00-11.00

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 to take a grouting kit home!

Suitable for 6+

  

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £14.00
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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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Printed Pencil Case (5+)

Plan a design then print and paint your own unique deisng onto a fabric pencil case - perfect for going back to school!

Suitable for 5+

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 of the summer so far - and make a scrapbook with us! We'll provide all of the materials including the book, sequins, tapes and patterned papers to make your own unique scrapbook.

Suitable for 7+

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Friday
19/10/2018
13.30-15.30

available places: 8