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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!


   


Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £45.00
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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
Available Dates
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Tuesday
03/08/2021
10.00-15.00

available places: 1



Block Printing (6+)

A morning of printing fun trying out all our printing blocks and letters and then creating your own design on a T-shirt, bag or pencil case.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
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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

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: £12.00
Available Dates
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Or order the Craft Kit to learn at home




Children's Advanced 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 Art Class (all ages)

Our Children's Art Classes are now back in person with our wonderful artist Meg...come and get creative with her during the holidays! Here's what we'll be up to...

Tuesday 1st June: Birdie Collages
Mon 12th July: Clay Faces
Mon 19th July: Galaxy Art
Mon 26th July: Paint the Seasons
Monday 9th Aug: Clay Gardens
Mon 16th Aug: Paper Portraits

 

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, therefore we recommend signing up children no younger than reception class.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £12.00
Available Dates
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Monday
09/08/2021
COURSE FULL
Monday
16/08/2021
10.00-11.30

available places: 4
Monday
18/10/2021
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



Childrens' Beginners Sewing Club (7+)

Aimed at beginner sewers aged 7-11, we undertake lots of different projects building up cutting and sewing skills along the way. Children need to be in Year 3 to join this course.

Projects can include, soft toys, patchwork, applique and simple dressmaking.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £48.00
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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
Available Dates
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Children's Crafty Christmas Makes (5+)

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.

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

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Monday
20/12/2021
10.30-12.00

available places: 8



Children's Glass Fusion (6+)

Let your child's imagination flow during this workshop where they will be guided to make a fused glass panel in a design of their choice. Once fired the panel will be framed ready to proudly hang on a wall or stand on a shelf.

All materials and frame included in the price.

Suitable for children age 6+

Tutor: Sarah Luke
Cost: £17.50
Available Dates
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Friday
06/08/2021
10.00-11.00

available places: 5



Childrens' Improvers Sewing Club (9+)

For those children who have attended the Beginners Sewing Club for some time and are showing proficiency, we have the Improvers Sewing Club where they can continue to build on their skills, tackling more difficult projects.

If you are unsure which club you should sign your child up for, them please have a chat with Katharine or Hannah.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £48.00
Available Dates
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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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Friday
13/08/2021
10.00-12.00

available places: 8



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.

Tutor: Naim & Laura
Cost: £25.00
Available Dates
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Christmas Sewing Club (7-11(

A three week course for Beginners Sewists with everything Christmas themed! We'll make decorations, gifts and lots more!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £36.00
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Christmas Sewing Club (9+)

A Christmas version of our popular children's sewing club. We'll make gifts, decorations and more!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £36.00
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Christmas Sewing Club (Age 10+)

A three week Christmas themed version of our popular Children's sewing club! We'll make gifts and decorations and get into the Christmas spirit!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £36.00
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Clay Landscapes (6+)

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

Suitable for 6+, materials and snacks included.

  

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: £12.00
Available Dates
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Or order the Craft Kit to learn at home




Clay Plants (6+)

Create your very own house plants...which you won't need to water! Design, make and paint leafy sculptures with airdrying clay, pop them into their own pots, and take them home same day!

Suitable for age 6+

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: £12.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
27/07/2021
COURSE FULL



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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Wednesday
28/07/2021
COURSE FULL
Tuesday
17/08/2021
COURSE FULL
Friday
22/10/2021
10.00-12.00

available places: 6



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 - 6th August, 23rd 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 Soap Making - 23rd July

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

Nina will explain all the ingredients and their importance and demonstrate how to make soaps, 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!

Essential Oil Roller Balls - 23rd October

Roller Balls containing essential oil blends are really handy to carry around to use when required. Whether you want help with anxiety, sleep issues, hayfever or tummy aches, Nina has lots of recipes to help. The children will be able to choose their own blend and make a little carry pouch to keep it in.

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: Nina Laurenti
Cost: £16.00
Available Dates
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Friday
06/08/2021
13.30-14.30

available places: 5



Experimental Art (6+)

Join artist Meg for a fun (and messy!) 2hr session of Experimental Art! Try unusual techniques such as painting without brushes, before choosing your favourite to turn into a cool canvas.

Suitable for age 6+

 

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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Fairy Light Jars (7+)

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.

Suitable for age 7+

 

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: £12.00
Available Dates
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Felt Friends (6+)

Learn basic hand sewing to create your very own Felt Friend! Choose from a range of different colours and animals to make yours unique, then turn it into a hanging decoration or keyring.

Suitable for age 6+

 

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: £12.00
Available Dates
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Friendship Bracelets (6+)

Join tutor Meg for a quick 1 hour workshop designing and making friendship bracelets! Raid our huge stash of beautiful beads to create two unique bracelets for you and your bestie.

Suitable for age 6+

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: £12.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
10/08/2021
13.30-14.30

available places: 4



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.

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: £12.00
Available Dates
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Or order the Craft Kit to learn at home




Hand-sewn Purses (7+)

Have a go at making your own purse! Choose your colours and design before using simple hand-sewing to put it together. A beginner-friendly make!

Suitable for age 7+

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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Illustration Workshop (8+)

Join 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: £18.00
Available Dates
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Friday
20/08/2021
COURSE FULL



Little Crafters (Age 4-7)

We are so excited to welcome back Little Crafters - our crafty hour-long sessions 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, so why not make it a family outing!

   

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
Available Dates
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Monday
09/08/2021
13.30-14.30

available places: 2
Monday
16/08/2021
13.30-14.30

available places: 7
Monday
18/10/2021
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.

Here's what we'll be up to...

Wed 14th July: Animal Bags
Wed 28th July: Scrunchies and Headbands
Wed 11th Aug: Unicorn Cushions

  

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/Meg Bonser
Cost: £18.00
Available Dates
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Wednesday
28/07/2021
COURSE FULL



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+

 

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: £16.00
Available Dates
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Or order the Craft Kit to learn at home




Nature Crafts (4+)

Join Meg for a quick 1hr workshop making a wide range of nature crafts...from bird feeders to printing with leaves! Expect to go home with lots of handmade nature goodies.

All materials included. Suitable for age 4+.   

Allergies: please note we will be handling lard and bird seeds to make the bird feeders.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Painting Plant Pots (4+)

Join tutor Meg for a quick 1hr workshop painting your own plant pots! We'll even throw in a colourful plant for you to plant in it at home when it is dry.

Suitable for reception class and up.

Each participant will have all of their own materials laid out, clean, ready for them to use when they arrive. 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Paper Crafts for Kids (7+)

Join us for a morning of Paper Crafts...from beautiful handmade cards to scrapbooks! We'll have our huge range of materials ready for you, including patterned papers, tapes, stickers and embellishments to make your paper crafts look amazing!

Suitable for age 7+
(If you would like to start a scrapbook please bring a selection of your own photographs to use).

 

Unfortunatley it will be unlikely that we will be able to let parents stay for the activity due to social distancing.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
10/08/2021
10.00-12.00

available places: 6



Rainbow Hangings (6+)

Raid our huge stash of materials...from patterned papers to pom poms! And create a mixed-media rainbow decoration or your bedroom!

Suitable for age 6+

 

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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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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Or order the Craft Kit to learn at home