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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

2 Day Oil Painting Course

A two day intensive course focusing on working with oil paints. Suitable for all levels, you will be tutored by acclaimed local artist, Sam Wadsworth.

This course runs on Friday 29th March and Saturday 30th March

Tutor: Sam Wadsworth
Cost: £150.00
Available Dates
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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.

 

September - Delicate Watercolours 
Have a go at simple techniques suitable for beginners to create delicate paintings of trees. 

October - Continuous Line Drawing & Collage 
Create drawings of flowers with movement and life using the continuous line technique - a great one for improving your observational drawing. You will then use these drawings to create colourful collages.

November - Clay Imprinting
Use all sorts of materials - from lace to leaves - to imprint textures into air-drying clay. Create some lovely decorative pieces whilst learning how to roll, sculpt and mould.

December - Abstract Acrylics
Develop your own complimentary colour palette and learn how to mix colours whilst creating a unique abstract painting. A very relaxing way to paint without rules!

 

  
 

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £18.00
Available Dates
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Monday
07/10/2019
10.00-12.00

available places: 8
Monday
04/11/2019
10.00-12.00

available places: 6
Monday
02/12/2019
10.00-12.00

available places: 7



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.

   

We have a great Beginners Watercolour Painting Kit in our shop. Click here to have a look!

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £130.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
22/10/2019
10.00-13.00

available places: 7



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
11/11/2019
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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Wednesday
23/10/2019
COURSE FULL



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:
Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd, Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th April 2019

 

 

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

available places: 7



Mixed Media Collage Canvas

Come and create a canvas. You'll be given a wide variety of techniques and tips in collage and then you can use paper, paint, fabric and other media to create a picture of your choice.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £38.00
Available Dates
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Monday
14/10/2019
10.00-14.00

available places: 8



Pastel Drawing for Beginners

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 week course and all materials are provided.

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £100.00
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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 two hours 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
27/09/2019
10.00-14.00

available places: 8
Friday
29/11/2019
10.00-14.00

available places: 8