Saturday 13 April – Wood carving

Friday 11 May – Calligraphy

Friday 6 September – Stone carving

Saturday 5 October -“Roses and Castles”
the folk art of English Canals and Waterways

Saturday 26 October – Cushion Printing Workshop

Friday 6 September 10.00 – 16.00

Craft: Stone carving

Leader: Alan Micklethwaite

Cost: £85

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Over the past two decades Alan Micklethwaite has established his reputation as one of the country’s finest stone carvers. His diverse portfolio, featuring both contemporary and traditional figurative work, demonstrates an intuitive understanding of materials and techniques.

Be inspired by the carvings around the Minster and create your own piece of stone sculpture. Alan will teach and guide you through all the techniques needed to carve a pattern of your choice into a block of Tadcaster limestone to take away with you. All tools and materials provided, no previous experience needed.

Saturday 5 October  10.00 – 16.00

Craft: Folk Art of English Canals and Waterways

Leader: Lynda Brookhouse

Cost: £50

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Venue: Parish Hall

The course is designed for all abilities, from complete beginners to more experienced artists. All materials will be provided.
During the morning session you will learn about the history of the art and how it developed over a period of 200 years, when commercial carrying by narrowboat had an important role to play as part of our transport infrastructure.You will be introduced to the different styles of canal art, learn about the materials used, and practice some of the brush strokes and techniques that form the basis of this art form.In the afternoon you will work on a project of your own to take home so please bring along something you would like to paint. Metal, ceramic or wooden items are ideal as long as they have a plain, dark background. Don’t worry if you can’t find anything suitable as there will be spare items available on the day.

Saturday 26 October  10.00 – 16.00

Craft: Lino Printing Workshop

Leader: Rachel Jones

Cost: £70

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Venue: Parish Hall

Make a Lino print cushion.
In the morning you will design and carve your own linocut. In the afternoon you will print your design onto a cotton/linen cushion cover to create a unique piece of art for your home. You will leave with a complete cushion and your linocut that you can use for your own printing at home.

This workshop is suitable for beginners or those with prior experience of linoprinting. Plenty of guidance will be given throughout and there will be art books and ideas available for design inspiration. If you already know what you‘d like to print then do bring a picture with you on the day.