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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

Art & Sculpture

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!


Dec - Abstract Acrylics
Look at artists' work, develop your own complimentary colour palette and create a unique abstract painting - whether you stick to the rules with a neat geometric print, or its all about colour and brush strokes! A great one if you want to try something a bit different.

Jan - Easy Landscapes

Experiment with collage to make layered landscapes, full of colour and texture! A super easy technique, ideal for using up scrap paper with great results on any scale.

Feb - Observational Shells
Improve your drawing skills with some beginner-friendly techniques using pencil, pen and ink. Expect to go home with lots of lovely shell drawings you didn’t know you could do!
 
March - Easy Seascapes
Have a go at making lovely seascape paintings. Get to grips with using a variety of brushes and tools with acrylic paints, as well as mixing and blending colours. We’ll make pieces all about colour rather than precise detail.
 
April - DIY Printmaking
Try out a variety of printmaking techniques which can easily be replicated at home including; gelli printing, cardboard stamps and a super easy lino printing technique. You can also turn your prints into cards if you wish.
 
 
 
Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £18.00
Available Dates
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Monday
02/12/2019
10.00-12.00

available places: 7
Monday
06/01/2020
10.00-12.00

available places: 8
Monday
03/02/2020
10.00-12.00

available places: 6
Monday
02/03/2020
10.00-12.00

available places: 8
Monday
06/04/2020
10.00-12.00

available places: 8



Beginners Watercolour

A five week course that will introduce you to this exciting medium in which you will get to know the materials and learn basic watercolour techniques. Each week you will learn a new technique and use it to create a finished picture. All materials are provided.

The current class has been painting for a while so this course is currently suitable for those who have done a small amount of painting before. A new class for complete beginners will start soon.

   

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £130.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
07/01/2020
10.00-13.00

available places: 4
Tuesday
25/02/2020
10.00-13.00

available places: 8



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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Monday
23/03/2020
10.00-12.00

available places: 8



Improvers Watercolour

 

 

This course is ideal if you've painted in the past and you fancy picking it up again.
Aimed at those with some experience of watercolour painting, or who have completed our Beginners course. We will revise key techniques, learn how to simplify a subject and work on form, tone and colour.

 

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

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £130.00
Available Dates
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Intensive Drawing Course for Beginners

A great opportunity to improve on your drawing skills and try out working with pencil, charcoal and coloured pencils. Have a go at still life, portraits and landscapes and learn more about shading, sketching and perspective.

The course is suitable for beginners, and those who have done it before, but would like a little more practice.

Many different subjects are covered, so 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:
Tues 26th, Wed 27th Nov, Tues 3rd, Wed 4th Dec
 

 

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £115.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
26/11/2019
10.00-13.00

available places: 3



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.

Dates are: Tuesday 31st March, Wednesday 1st April, Tuesday 7th April, Wednesday 8th April

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £110.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
31/03/2020
10.00-13.00

available places: 8



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: £45.00
Available Dates
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Friday
29/11/2019
10.00-14.00

available places: 7
Friday
20/03/2020
10.00-14.00

available places: 8