Beaver Furniture, Thirsk is a family run business that enjoys an enviable reputation as cabinet makers of exceptional quality. Their traditional & contemporary furniture is handmade by craftsmen using the finest quality oak and their registered trademark of a hand carved ‘Beaver" is found on every piece of furniture. Visitors are welcome to come and watch the furniture being made and see the finished pieces in the workshop and showroom. See more of their work in this video:
ArtisOn, Masham - Their peaceful location, inspirational tutors, deliciously nourishing lunches and innovative workshop programme are just the thing to ignite your creative spark! Once lit, they'll feed the flames with new skills to learn and new directions to travel. Whether its skills for pleasure or more serious artistic development, they'll combine great teaching, warm hospitality and uncompromising professionalism with a fantastic location to create a memorable, great value and life enhancing ArtisOn experience.
Stained Glass Centre Cayton - At the Stained Glass Centre, Valerie Green and her staff maintain a tradition that has existed for over a 1000 years! Learn how to make your own stained glass windows, beautiful stained glass lampshades, mirrors, boxes, candle holders or picture frames. Decorate your home or create tunning gifts for family and friends.
Masham Gallery - Run by artist Josie Beszant, the gallery is a magnet for visitors to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales market town of Masham. Many years ago the gallery started teaching art workshops. This has developed into the wonderful Artison - THE place to go if you want to learn anything from painting to stained glass, from blacksmithing to knitting, from ceramics to jewellery-making. Check out this lovely film from Masham Gallery below:
The Herriot Gallery, Hawes - With their close ties to local artists, The Herriot Gallery and Herriot's Guest House are pleased to offer painting holidays in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. 4 days tutorial by local artists Piers Browne (RA), Carol Tyler and Brian Alderman using a variety of media, suitable for beginners and improvers.
Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens hosts a number of arts and craft workshops through the summer. You can learn a variety of skills from visiting experts using the garden as inspiration. Courses include willow weaving, water colour painting, charcoal drawing, wire sculpting and photography. There will also be a number of craft demonstrations, including rag rugging and making wire sculptures.
Viking Loom - a long established independent craft based business that stock an eclectic mix of products, embracing quality, colour, shape, texture and variety that will amaze and inspire you to get creative.
For other arts and craft centres in Yorkshire, follow this link.