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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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Art & Sculpture

Art for Wellbeing

ONLINE COURSE!

For those of you that can't attend their regular art classes, join our online weekly art session for inspiration, friendly chat and an opportunity to relax. All levels are welcome. We will explore different subject matter and media each week in a relaxed and informal way. 

The price covers 4 online sessions during January. It does not include materials or paper but if you would like to be sent a kit containing everything you will need, then please add the Craft Kit to your basket as well and you will receive everything you need to take part. 

Week 1: Drawing - you will need a variety of drawing pencils (at least B, 2B and 6B) as well as paper.

Week 2: Ink - fineliner pen or pen and inks.

Week 3: Watercolours - watercolour paint and brushes (a limited number is fine)

Week 4: Mixed Media - any of the above, plus collage items and any other materials you would like to use such as pencil crayons, pastels etc.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £40.00
Available Dates
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Or order the Craft Kit to learn at home




Art Technique of the Month

A once a month club where you'll get a taster of a different art technique every time! Led by our fabulous artist, Meg Bonser, she'll get you experimenting and developing your artistic skills. All abilities welcome. Come along to which ever ones take your fancy, or join us for all!

 
October - Abstract Acrylics 
Explore different tools and methods of mark-making as well as colour-mixing to create abstract/simplistic paintings. A range of inspiration will be provided, including seascapes.
 
November - Paper Cut Pictures
Experiment with colourful collage using paper materials which would otherwise go to waste. Expect playful landscapes and buildings.
 
December - Watercolour Trees
We will be revisiting Watercolours in December for those who missed out when this series began. Learn how to work with tubed watercolour paints and create simple but effective tree paintings. Perhaps even turn them into festive cards!
 
 
Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £18.00
Available Dates
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Illustrating People Taster

A one-off adult workshop from professional illustrator, Katy Dynes. Katy will focus on simple self portraiture, expression and looking at sketching people in situ using a variety of different mediums to draw and illustrate people quickly and effectively. A fabulous introduction to sketching people for beginners.

Tutor: Katy Dynes
Cost: £25.00
Available Dates
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Intensive Drawing Course


A great opportunity to improve on your drawing skills and to try out different materials, such as
pencil, pen and

charcoal. A variety of subjects are covered, which may include still life, portraits
and landscapes. Learn more about line, shading, sketching and perspective.

The course is suitable for beginners, and those who already enjoy drawing but would like a little
more practice. If you have attended this course before you are welcome to come again, just let us
know when you book.

This course comprises 4 sessions across two weeks

 

 

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £115.00
Available Dates
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Intermediate Watercolour

Our popular Wednesday Watercolour class will resume with Kay when Covid-19 guidance allows it. 

As places are limited, we recommend you contact us to reserve your place.

 

 

 

Do you want to practice and improve your watercolour technique? Join like-minded people in our friendly studio and learn to refine and develop your skills with our fantastic local artist and tutor, Kay Carpenter. You'll paint a variety of subject matter using different techniques over the weeks. All materials are included.

 

This class is currently full. Please contact us if you would like to join our waiting list for a space.

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £135.00
Available Dates
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Pastel Drawing

A wonderful introduction to the medium of pastels - develop your drawing skills and master the techniques of working with pastels and their beautiful range of colours.

This is a four session course and all materials are provided.

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £110.00
Available Dates
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Silk Painting

If you have ever wondered how a design is put onto a silk scarf, then this is the workshop for you!

Spend a peaceful day learning how to place a design on silk, how to create a clear outline of your design and how to apply paint to the silk. You will create a beautiful piece of art work to take home and perhaps even wear as a scarf.

All materials and equipment are provided. 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £42.00
Available Dates
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Or order the Craft Kit to learn at home




Sketching Plants & Flowers

A relaxing one-off drawing session looking at sketching flowers and plants in a variety of mediums with professional illustrator Katy Dynes.

Suitable for beginners, this session will focus on basic shape, form and texture, with plenty of tips and tricks along the way.

Tutor: Katy Dynes
Cost: £25.00
Available Dates
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