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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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Book Folding & Sculpture

We've all seen these wonderfully folded books creating pictures and words. Now come and learn how to do it in this one-off session. It's relaxingly addictive!

You'll make a practice heart to learn the technique and then you can request a bespoke pattern to either begin in class or take away and work on at home. All materials are provided.

Tutor: Katharine Wright / Hannah Harrison
Cost: £25.00
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Glass Fusion

A fantastic workshop on the art of glass fusion - using pieces of glass to create beautiful pictures.

You will be shown how to cut glass and use stringers and frit to create your own design. This will then be taken away and fired in a glass kiln and your finished piece will be ready to collect from the Craft Centre approximately one week later (this will be confirmed during the course).

A beautifully effective craft that everyone can do. It is suitable for both complete beginners and those who have attended a course in the past. More experienced practitioners can work on a project of their own choice during the session.

All materials will be provided.

January Class: The theme will be a framed heart design - the price of the class includes the frame.

 

Tutor: Sarah Luke
Cost: £35.00
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Friday
10/01/2020
10.00-12.00

available places: 7



Glass Fusion - Kiln Carving with Colour

A fabulous new technique to incorporate with the beautiful craft of glass fusion. You will carve a design onto a special board. Add colour to your glass base. Then the two are fired together and your design will be incorporated into your glass piece.

 

Tutor: Sarah Luke
Cost: £35.00
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Tuesday
21/04/2020
19.00-21.00

available places: 8



Glass Fusion - Slumped Piece

Create a beautiful piece of fused glass, which when fired will be 'slumped' into a curved shape.

This course is suitable for beginners with no experience of glass fusion, or for those who have been on a glass fusion course before.

 

Tutor: Sarah Luke
Cost: £35.00
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Monday
09/03/2020
10.00-12.00

available places: 8



Glass Fusion Course - 4 week course

If you've tried our shorter glass fusion courses and loved it, then this is the course for you! And even if you haven't then this four week course is a great introduction to the art of glass fusing. Working from beginner to intermediate level you will learn how to cut lines and curves into sheet glass. You will get the opportunity to work with glass in many forms including glass paint, crushed glass (frit), dichroic and iridised glass.

Those with more experience, who have attended this course before are welcome to return and work on their own designs and build their skills with Sarah.

week one - cutting skills cutting squares and rectangles and triangles, make a coaster and sun catcher
 
week two - make a forest scene to frame using paint, frit and coloured glass
 
week three - cutting curves - make a pair of Christmas birds using decals, paint and dichroic glass
 
week four - full fusing and slumping - use cutting skills from week one to make a plate that will be full fused and slumped (iridescent or other)

 

 

Tutor: Sarah Luke
Cost: £160.00
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Glass Fusion Wave

Come and make this absolutely stunning sea-inspired glass fused piece.

You will be shown how to cut your glass and build layers up to create your own wave design on a circular base.

These will be taken away to be fired and returned to the Craft Centre for collection the following week.

Tutor: Sarah Luke
Cost: £45.00
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Macrame Plant Hanger

Whip up an on trend macrame plant hanger with Meg on this longer course where you can really get to grips with knots and tassels!

No previous experience necessary.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £28.00
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Make a Journal

Make a beautiful, unique journal to record your most precious memories and thoughts. 

A perfect gift for someone special, or a treat for yourself!

You will use leather, fabrics, ribbons, paper and embellishments to create your own precious book.

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £35.00
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Making Mosaics

Come and learn all about making mosaics - the tools to use, the products to buy and the different kinds of mosaics you can do. Then have a go at making your own!

You will have time to make either a set of coasters or one large piece.

The session is divided into three parts - design and making your mosiac, a small lunch break while everything dries and a grouting session.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright/ Meg Bonser
Cost: £48.00
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Monday
10/02/2020
10.00-15.00

available places: 8



Modern Calligraphy

On this full day Modern Calligraphy course, beginners will spend the morning learning the basics of the script. In the afternoon, you will put these new-found skills to good use and look at design and layout to create a card or picture. Fabulous for special occasions and wedding ideas. You can also learn how to use gorgeous metallic inks to make your work look AM-AZE-ING!

For those of you who have completed this course before, you can book on again to improve and perfect your technique, and learn move on, blending, ink resist, card layout for inners and envelopes and much more!

A basic pen holder, nib and practice sheets are all provided in the cost.

 

Tutor: Jane Lappage
Cost: £55.00
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Sunday
19/01/2020
10.00-16.00

available places: 2
Sunday
28/06/2020
10.00-16.00

available places: 6
Sunday
15/03/2020
10.00-16.00

available places: 4



Modern Calligraphy - Christmas Baubles Workshop

A full day workshop where you will learn 'Modern Calligraphy' brush lettering techniques and use them to layout and complete a personalised 'Glitter bauble'.

In the morning you will practice your lettering and begin to think about your design. In the afternoon, you will transfer your design onto your bauble and add glue and glitter.  All materials are included to practice and complete one bauble - extra baubles can be purchased on the day if you wish.

Please bring a packed lunch. There will be plenty of tea and coffee available throughout the day.

Tutor: Jane Lappage
Cost: £50.00
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Paper Cutting

Learn the delicate and beautiful art of paper cutting. Perfect for making a really special Christmas card or piece for framing.

 

Tutor: Sarah Holden
Cost: £30.00
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Pyrography

Pyrography is the art of burning designs into wood - come and have a go and make a wooden decoration!

Materials included.

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £22.00
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Stained Glass Workshop

A one day Stained Glass Workshop covering the basic design and construction of a leaded glass panel. Students will choose from a range of designs, select their coloured glass and learn how to cut the individual glass pieces.  The afternoon session will then be spent making the lead framework, and finally students will solder their finished panels, ready to take home at the end of the day.

Tutor: Claire Hart
Cost: £130.00
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Willow Weaving

This is a fantastic day course where you will make your own willow sculpture. No experience is necessary.

If you are new to the craft, you will be given the choice of making a duck, runner duck, heron or chicken. Then you will be guided through the processes and techniques of sculpting from willow to complete your sculpture in the day.

For the more experienced why not have a go at a hare, cat or even small dog or sheep. 

All materials are included.

Tutor: Kate Morrell
Cost: £85.00
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