The Design Suite, Tockwith (near York) - Learn something new at The Design Suite... from textiles and print, to design & floristry to many different areas of arts and crafts. From book binding, bunting and bags, to table decorations, gift wrapping to decoupage. The Design Suite offers evening and day, workshops, classes and courses.
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.
atelier d'artiste is an Art Gallery and Art and Craft Supplies shop all in one place! The art gallery exhibits artists from the Yorkshire Coast and Wolds. Different artists in different styles and mediums will be shown. The Art Shop stocks all the paints and surfaces you could need, along with, tapestry kits and a multitude of craft kits, including candle making, lace making, silk painting, soap making and calligraphy.
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.
Fired Art Ceramics at Pocklington - Based in the historic market town of Pocklington, Fired Art is a contemporary ceramics studio for all ages. We offer a large variety of creative activities, from pottery painting, clay building and throwing a pot on a potters wheel to decopatch, art clubs and much more! A perfect day out for all the family, rain or shine!
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:
Salt Pots Ceramics Saltaire, Bradford - Salt Pots Ceramic Studio is a paint your own pottery studio based in beautiful Saltaire. You can come and along and choose from our huge range of pottery including classic crockery, money boxes, novelty animals and photo frames. Then you sit and paint away taking as long as you like to finish your masterpiece and, once finished, leave it with us to glaze and fire and it will be ready to collect within a week. No artistic skills are necessary - we have all sorts of tricks up our sleeve to help you create your masterpiece!
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.
Northlight Art Studios - Located in the quirky and artsitic town of Hebden Bridge. Established over 20 years ago, this not for profit organisation offers high quality, affordable studio spaces for artists, designers and makers, as well as a thriving education programme. Weekly art classes and special weekend courses for beginners and professionals are held here, as well as events including open studios, exhibitions and artists talks.
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.
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