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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 Papercrafts Knitting/Crochet Felting & Textiles Seasonal Other Children's Courses

Children's Courses

After School Art Club (7 -11)

Join us for 4 sessions of learning and exploring, ideal for creative 7-11yr olds.

We explore exploring different mediums, subjects, artists and ideas each week in these relaxed tutored sessions with artist and tutor Meg. Past activites 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!
£38 for all four sessions.

  


Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £38.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
05/06/2018
16.00-17.30

available places: 7



Beaded Wind Chimes (6+)

Spend a happy hour making a wind chime for your garden or bedroom.

 

Tutor: Megan Bonser
Cost: £8.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
31/07/2018
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



Beginners Dressmaking (10+)

A sewing session for age 10+ - learn to begin using dressmaking patterns, cut out your pattern pieces and sew them together. You will leave with a wearable garment!

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.

"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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Friday
03/08/2018
10.00-15.00

available places: 8



Car Building (All Ages)

Come and spend a happy morning building your very own car!

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £8.00
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Children's Art Class (6+)

Try different mediums and materials on these creative workshops, with lots of unique pieces of art to take home! Pop along to one, or even join us for the summer!

30th July - Painting
6th Aug - Clay Faces
13th Aug - Printmaking
20th Aug - Cardboard Sculptures

  

Suitable for 6+

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £12.00
Available Dates
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Monday
30/07/2018
10.00-11.30

available places: 8
Monday
06/08/2018
10.00-11.30

available places: 8
Monday
13/08/2018
10.00-11.30

available places: 8
Monday
20/08/2018
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



Children's Craft Session

A lovely crafting session with textile artist, Sushila Pillai.

Tutor: Sushila Pillai
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Children's Glass Fusion (6+)

Design and make mini sun catchers with lots of different coloured glass, with glass tutor Sarah. They will be taken away and fired for you to collect.

Suitable for children age 6+

Tutor: Sarah Luke
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
21/08/2018
13.00-14.00

available places: 8
Tuesday
21/08/2018
14.15-15.15

available places: 8



Childrens' Sewing Club - 4 weeks (Age 7-11)

Aimed at beginner sewers aged 7-11, we undertake lots of different projects building up cutting and sewing skills along the way. 

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

January Club - Design Your Own Animal Pyjama Case

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £42.00
Available Dates
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Children's Sewing Club (Age 11+)

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.

 January Club: Made to Measure Pattern Making and Design Your Own Skirt

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £45.00
Available Dates
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Children's Silversmithing (10+)

A fantastic NEW course for older children/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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Childrens Wet Felting - Selfie (7+)

Come and learn how to wet felt - and take home your very own wet felted selfie!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
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Cold Enamelling for Children

Cold Enamelling

A session suitable for children aged 7 and over.

Come and make your own jewellery experimenting with enamel powders and the cold enamelling technique.

This works really well as a follow-on course from the Children's Silversmithing, where you can decorate the shapes you have cut out.

Tutor: Naim & Laura
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Comic Book Workshop

Come and learn how to make your own comic with professional book illustrator and artist Katy Dynes.

Tutor: Katy Dynes
Cost: £15.00
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Decorate a Notebook for School (6+)

The perfect way to end the holidays - come and decorate your own notebook ready to take back to school - personalise it with all our lovely papers, sequins, stickers and other decorative bits.

Suitable for 6+

 

Notebook

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £8.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
14/08/2018
10.00-11.00

available places: 8



Decorate a T-shirt (6+)

Come and design your very own t-shirt and decorate it with printing and paint! T-shirt and materials included!

Suitable for 6+

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
07/08/2018
13.30-15.00

available places: 8



Embroider your Initial (7+)

Learn some simple embroidery stitches and create your very own personalised picture to hang up in your bedroom.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Family Crafting (5+)

A session for adults and children to get crafty together! We'll be trying lots of upcycing/DIY inspired makes! Materials included.

Suitable for 5+
Price per child, adults go free!

Tutor: Megan Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Feather Dreamcatchers (7+)

Raid our huge feather collection and design and make your own dream catcher…a twist on the classic! Adding beads and ribbons for the fiishing touch.

Suitable for 7+

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Hand Sewn Hedgehogs (7+)

Hand sew your own woodland creature cushion! Using textured fabrics and adding stuffing and details with buttons. Great for little ones wanting to improve their sewing skills, or just starting out!

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £12.00
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Jelly and Block Printing (6+)

Come and have a go at some interesting types of printmaking! We'll try Geli Plate printing - a reusable jelly-like surface, perfect for printing textures AND we'll get our collection of Indian woodcut blocks out, too! There will be lots of unique pieces of printed art to take home from this one!

 

Suitable for 6+

  

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
Available Dates
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Monday
16/07/2018
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



Jewellery Making (6+)

Join us for a session of jewellery making where you can use our tools, materials and beads to design and make your own unique bracelet, necklace and maybe even a keyring!

Suitable for 6+

  

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
31/07/2018
13.30-14.30

available places: 8



Little Crafters (Age 4-7)

A crafty hour 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 welcome.

 

 Click here to find lots of crafty kits for children in our shop.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £6.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
29/05/2018
13.30-14.30

available places: 8
Monday
30/07/2018
13.30-14.30

available places: 8
Monday
06/08/2018
13.30-14.30

available places: 8
Monday
13/08/2018
13.30-14.30

available places: 8
Monday
20/08/2018
13.30-14.30

available places: 8



Machine Sewing for Children (7+)

A one-off sewing workshop where we'll complete a make in a day!
Suitable for Juniors (Age 7+) upwards, no prior knowledge is required.

Easter Half term - Personalised Bunting!

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright/Sally Timms
Cost: £16.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
14/08/2018
13.30-15.30

available places: 8
Tuesday
21/08/2018
10.00-12.00

available places: 8
Tuesday
28/08/2018
13.30-15.30

available places: 8



Make a Cardboard Castle (5+)

A super fun session where you will design, construct and decorate your own cardboard castle - then you'll have it to play with all Summer!

Suitable for 5+

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Make a Superhero Cape! (All Ages)

What's your super power? Who's your favourite superhero? Come and make your very own superhero cape and take it home, ready to save the world!

Suitable for all ages!

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £8.00
Available Dates
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Friday
01/06/2018
10.00-11.30

available places: 6



Mask Making (5+)

Come and make a mask with us! It could be an animal, something spooky, or a even a picasso style face - perfect for play at home! This one will involve lots of cutting, sticking, and designing.

Suitable for 5+

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
Available Dates
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Monday
16/07/2018
13.30-15.00

available places: 8



Mini Makers Club (2+)

Our Mini Makers Club is aimed at preschoolers and runs in blocks of 4 weeks. Every week there are lovely creative activities to try involving lots of different materials

We try painting, sticking, modelling, stamping, snipping and lots more; all designed to develop your child's fine motor skills and creative thinking. 

The sessions are run by Hannah, a qualified primary school teacher, with heaps of experience of working with young children.

Tea/coffee is provided for carers and a drink and biscuit for the children. Groups are small and relaxed.

 



Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £22.00
Available Dates
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Friday
08/06/2018
10.00-11.00

available places: 8



Mosaics (6+)

Have a go at Mosaics, using tools to design and build your own mini 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 to take a grouting kit home!

Suitable for 6+

  

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £14.00
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Nature Crafts (6+)

This fabulous session uses all kinds of nature as its inspiration - clay imprinting, twig decorating and gel printing with leaves and petals to make all kinds of lovely decorations and pieces of art to take home!

Suitable for 6+

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
29/05/2018
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



Paper Portraits (5+)

A crafty collage workshop creating your own funky paper self portrait!

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £6.00
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Pom Pom Animals (7+)

Come and make your own pompom animal with our pompom makers!

Suitable for age 7+

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
28/08/2018
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



Pottery Workshop (5+)

Come along and make an individual under the sea themed ceramic tile decorated with mermaids,sharks or any other sea life! A fun and unique pottery workshop for children aged 5 upwards. Pottery fired,glazed and returned in 2 weeks.

Suitable for 5+

 

Tutor: Nikki McCathie
Cost: £20.00
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Printed Pencil Case (5+)

Plan a design then print and paint your own unique deisng onto a fabric pencil case - perfect for going back to school!

Suitable for 5+

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
07/08/2018
10.00-11.00

available places: 8



Scrapbooking (7+)

Bring along some of your favourite photos - they could be of you and your friends, family or of the summer so far - and make a scrapbook with us! We'll provide all of the materials including the book, sequins, tapes and patterned papers to make your own unique scrapbook.

Suitable for 7+

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Star Wars Crafts (All Ages)

For the Star Wars fanatics out there - come and get making everything to do with your favourite film. Use junk modelling to make your own space craft, design and make your own light sabre or create your own BB-8 model.

Please Note: This is for all ages, including Dads! 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £8.00
Available Dates
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Friday
20/07/2018
10.00-11.30

available places: 6