Kids & Teens
Our aged-mixed kid’s and teens’ sewing courses are designed to cater for all abilities and can all be used towards the ‘Duke of Edinburgh Award’. Whether you are a ‘Tiny Hand’ (6-8yrs.), a ‘Tween’ , Teenager or young adult already quite serious about preparing for the wide world: we have just the right project for you! Choose from a variety of sewing or fashion courses to learn how to design and make your own clothes, work on your portfolio, enjoy crafts, design your own mosaic or pretend to be a Handbag Designer! All tools and fabrics are supplied, though we also love to encourage all children to define their own sense of style and expertise in selecting their own materials. For those attending more than one weekly session discounts apply and if your child is on free school meals do approach us about our bursary scheme!
Kids and Teens Term Time Courses
Hands-on Sewing & Fashion Fun:
Dates: 11 Weeks starting from 19th of April – 8th July (excluding May Half-Term: 30th May -2nd June)
Kids, Tweens & Teens. Clothes & Accessory Making Classes
Ages: 9-18 years with a limited number of 6-8 yr olds
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 4-5:30pm/5:30-7pm
Cost: £132.00 inclusive of materials (11 weeks @ £12.-/1.5 hour session)
Saturdays: 10-12/12-2 & 2-4pm
Cost: £165.00 inclusive of materials (11 weeks @ £15.-/2 hour session)
What will you learn?
Is your child interested in clothes? Have they got dreams of becoming a fashion designer? Do they enjoy working with their hands? Do you want them to improve their dexterity and fine motor skills? Whether you would like to find an alternative to ‘shopping’ as a teenaged past-time or wish to support GCSE or A-level arts, design or textiles coursework or have a child just mad about crafts and making things – this is the place for them!
Learning to sew isn’t just about making pretty dresses (even though it can be!). It is a life skill that teaches so many transferable methods, you wouldn’t believe it! From designing, to mathematics, to sustainability, to problem solving and not to forget working as a team, all of these are things that your bright young things will be able to make use of in any endeavour they take up!
Your child will learn how to use the sewing machine, design and make their clothes and accessories. They can get involved with computer-aided design, printing and so much more. All the materials are included in the course fee and our studio is bursting at the seams with amazing fabrics, trimmings and haberdashery, ready for the kids to let loose and get creative.
Our team made up of fashion and textile designers develop a new fashion forward range every season, to keep the ideas fresh the students always wanting to come back for more!
We also run a design competition every term, connecting our students with the wider design world. During the summer term 2017 we will be running a beachwear theme and comptetition! Look forward to a professional ‘real life’ designer judging best achievements!!
The skills are a great support for GCSE and A level students, but most of all it is a fun and creative atmosphere for young minds to flourish!
What our students have to say!
I love coming to Little Hands because the classes are so creative and we can make so many different projects… There is always an option to adapt things and everyone is really friendly. -Petra 13yrs
There is a real sense of community. You can explore a hobby, make new friends and learn something new every time you come. You can tell the teachers work really hard to suggest designs and encourage you to develop your own design skills. -Evie 15 yrs
I like that you can make your own design. It is so relaxing. I loved the gel batik that we heard about in one of tutorials we have every week and I have used it for my entry for the design competition. -Grace 9yrs (Grace was one of the winners of last terms competition – have a look at http://localhost/lhd/design-competition-winners-textile-art-on-cushions/
ALL OUR COURSES QUALIFY FOR THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARDS – ‘skills’ (all classes) and also apply for ‘volunteering’ (Saturdays only)!!!
New Term Design Competition
What will you learn?
Our Summer 2017 term focus is ‘Beach wear ‘! Get ready for a hot summer and make your own beach wear. You can enter your project in our designer competition and a designer will judge all the entries based on age. Details will follow on our website and social media!
May 17 Holiday Courses
May Half term Term 2017 Holiday Courses
May 30th – 2nd June
9am-4pm or 9-12/1-4pm
Fee: £180 full days (Tuesday-Friday 9-4pm)
or £96 half-days (Tuesday-Friday 9-12 or 1-4pm)
KEEP CALM because SUMMER IS HERE! We have a jam-packed week of fashion, design, sewing and textiles ready for you!
For both, boys and girls alike, we offer a studio bursting full of creative energy where you will be able to learn how to sew, tailor and make yourself some great clothes, accessories or anything else that you fancy!We also will have our winning Hands on Designer projects to choose from as well!
With a team of experienced teachers, all involved in the fashion & textile industries, we are ready to give your child a week full of new skills, techniques and fun!
Our May Half Term classes will also be your first holiday opportunity to make the most of our summer theme Festival and Beachwear! (and yes, we are being very hopeful about the British weather!)
Enter your summer creations into our termly competition and your designs will be looked at by a special industry insider judge giving you the chance to win a fantastic prize!
Call or email us to book!
Summer 17 Holiday Courses
Summer 2017 Holiday Courses
Week 1: 10th-14th July
Week 2: 17th -21st July
Week 3: 24th -28th July
Week 4: 31st July-4th August
Fee: £225 Mo-Fri 9-4pm (full week)
or £120 Mo-Fri 9-12noon or 1-4pm (half week)
Week 5: 29th August – 1st September
9am-4pm or 9-12/1-4pm
Fee: £180 Tue-Fri 9-4pm (full week)
or £96 Tue-Fri 9-12noon or 1-4pm (half week)
Looking forward to a holiday camp of buzzing creativity, busy hands, loads of giggles and new friends – join the Little Hands Community
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Hands-On Designer Workshops
Is this for you?
Looking for a weekend workshop in London? That perfect something creative to do with your kids, tweens and teens on a Saturday or give them a special treat while you enjoy a quiet coffee or lunch in the nearby cafes? We have special HANDS ON DESIGNER WORKSHOPS every SATURDAY 12-2pm during term-time!
Take your pick from an array of different projects, or do them all!
You will learn a new designer technique each week, and make an item that you can take home with you. Our team of designers have trawled the design world, catwalks, and stores to find all the latest trends, innovative ideas and more wanted items that you can learn to make and broaden your design horizon! We will introduce you to a multitude of materials, art mediums and tools!
This is a great way to spend a couple of hours with your family or friends! Look forward to some great accessories, something for the home, present making and much more! We will have seasonal specials for Father’s Day and much more! Regular workshops count towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Ages: 6 upwards , including adults
Every Saturday during term-time 12-2pm
Projects during Summer 17 term:
Leather earphone holder, Circular skirt, sunglasses case, Harem pants, drawstring bag and many more!!
Home School Children’s Classes
Home Schooling Children’s Classes
(Parents and Carer’s welcome to join as students!)
Clothes & Accessory Making @ Little Hands Design
Thursdays 10.30am-1 pm
Fee: £165.- for 11 week @ £15.-/2.5 hour session inclusive of all materials
Dates: 20th April-6th of July (excluding half term break May 30th-2nd of June)
All our kids classes are suitable for home schooled children!
Home educated students receive 10%off the term fee for first time enrolment.
Putting the life back into the life skills!
Our home education class is a hot-bed of creative ideas and practical problem solving skills. It’s not just about learning to design and make things, it’s a great place for your children to socialise and learn transferable life skills!
We encourage a solution based learning environment, where children work things out for themselves and come up with different ideas! “What do I do now?” is a question we encourage the children not to ask, and rather adopt a solution based approach by providing suggestions.
We have a whole host of fashion and textile design projects that cater for all ages and dexterity levels. This, paired with a team of teachers that all have a specialism in the Fashion & Textiles industries on different levels, such as men’s tailoring and surface, pattern design, will bring you the winning combination to learn in every facet! We pride ourselves on a fun way to develop fine motor, analytical and design skills.
You can also make this a family morning, many parents and carers also join in this class, and work with an age-mixed approach. Imagine learning new things together with your child and bond over a common interest!
Every term we run design competitions; this time round we will be looking at ‘Modular Design’ teaming up with LEGO to bring you a super exciting design challenge!
What we can guarantee here is that students learn in a different way by approaching their environment, observing existing and designing new things, whilst constantly thinking about how what you see, imagine, draw and model can be realized! All of this whilst making new friends, working in a team, having a chat and giggle in your group.
Make this your child’s HAPPY THURSDAY and set the weekend off on a fun, skilled, creative start!