Richard Whitelegg- Jeweller

One day introduction to Silver Jewellery
1.1 or max. of 2 people 
10am – 4pm (or times to suit)
Learn about materials & techniques, useful tools & resources. How to saw, form, solder, hammer, anneal, sand, file & polish. Also an introduction to stone setting for advanced learners. You will come away with upto 2 pieces (additional cost if more than 10g of silver used).

Or 3 hour class
Dates & time to suit

Please contact Richard - 07891760954
Hempland Drive, York YO31 1AY

Catherine Boyne-Whitelegg - Pottery Hand-building & Throwing Sessions

Dates & times to suit you.
£20 per hour, including clay, slips, glazes & kiln firings.

Also Raku making & firing weekend workshops:

Making on 31st August 1-5pm &

Firing on 21st September.  £55 & £15 material fees.

Email Catherine at
The Studio, 40 Hempland drive, York YO31 1AY

Fran Brammer - Sewing Workshops

Stitchy Days Workshops Spring 2019

10-3pm £35, includes basic materials. You will need your own machine and threads.

April Wed 24th - Drawing with your Sewing Machine- No drawing skills required! We shall cheat and develop the gentle art of scribble and sketch. Working with line and patterns to make images and textures. Good for those starting out or those wishing to extend and explore.

May 8th - Creative Textiles - experimenting with water soluble fabric, non woven surfaces and playing with paint on fabric.

May 22nd - Creative Textiles - Ideas to Stitch. Ever had a great idea or really wanted to make an image but not known how to start? Which techniques, colours and aprroaches to use?

June 5th - Twisting Tree. A great way to start - or move your skills onto more experimental techniques


Stitchy Evenings Spring 2019

You will need your own machine and materials. There is no set content for each week, just pick and mix, or enjoy the creative space to work on your own projects as you wish.

Wednesday April 17, May 1, 15 & 29. 7-9pm, £12

Introduction - set up your machine, try out the basics, get started on a new adventure .

Layers - building fabrics and other things into your stitching, creating surfaces and textures

Colour - doing more than just colouring in. Laying colours on top of each other, working with 'grounds', creating colour schemes to work with

Contact for more details or to book. Class size- max 5, Venue - Acomb, York.

Michelle Hughes - Linocut printing workshops

Learn how to design, carve and print your own unique linocut print in Michelle’s garden studio in Holgate, York.

Maximum of 4 students per workshop, so you really get a 1:1 experience.
One day, 10am – 4pm
£75 per person including materials, drinks and homemade cake.

Introduction and follow on workshop available.

Dates throughout the year.

Private bookings for groups of 4.

Go to Michelle’s website for details and blogs about previous workshops:

Alternatively you can contact her via email at 

Donna Maria Taylor- Lino printing for beginners & improvers

A one day workshop where you will learn the fundamentals of lino printing. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those with some previous experience.

Saturday 16th March or Saturday 4th May 10.30am - 3.30pm

£40 including all materials and refreshments

The workshop will take place at Southlands Methodist Church, Bishopthorpe Road, York

To book, please contact Donna

For further details please visit

I also offer a range of other art & design workshops / courses and run art holidays. And, in my role of York Learning tutor, I am involved in Community Art Projects in the city every year. Please see my website for further details.

Lesley Seeger – Painting Workshops

I offer two day painting courses for experienced artists & adventurous beginners. You will be encouraged to move into abstraction; to develop fresh ways of interpreting what you see. This is an intuitive, organic approach to painting which has its roots in observation and carefully considered choices.
The courses below will explore colour and composition; scratching out, layering, water washes and dripping; how to use a palette and how to work with acrylic mediums to increase the depth and patina of your work.

Landscape Painting Course - Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd March 2019    or    Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September 2019
10.00am to 4.00pm Price £225.00

Booking Link:
Email Address: 

Location:  Hutton's Ambo Village Hall, North Yorkshire

Still Life Painting Course - 5th & 6th October 
10.00am to 4.00pm 
Price £225.00

Booking link:
Email Address:
Location: Hutton's Ambo Village Hall, North Yorkshire


One Day Painting Courses at The Yorkshire Arboretum

Come and join us for this creative one day painting course in the stunning Yorkshire Arboretum situated in the Castle Howard Estate near York. Working en plein air and using the magical environment of The Arboretum as inspiration we will explore composition, colour and paint layering techniques.
Looking briefly at texts such as The Secret Life of Trees by Max Adams, The Wisdom of Trees by Peter Wohlleben and The Overstory by Richard Powers, we will seek to go beyond observation to capture in paint something of the ‘spirit’ of trees.

Most of all the day is about having fun with paint, in a beautiful place, with good company. There will be a maximum number of ten people on the course so you get plenty of individual attention.

Saturday 11th or Monday 13th May 2019
10.00am to 4.00pm
Price £125

Booking link:
Email Address:
Location:  The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, Yorkshire

Gemma Clough - Art Journaling And Mixed Media Class

 The classes are open to anyone so come join me if –

  • You are intrigued by art journaling, but have never been sure how to start
  • You would like to learn some new techniques to use in your art journal
  • You want to be inspired by others' creative ideas and make art in a community setting

Each class is unique to you and may include basic drawing, collage, watercolours, inks, washi tape, pens and more. Art supplies will be provided. You will need to bring a sketchbook

Workshops start 14th February on Thursday evenings 19.30-21.30, at Millers Yard, Gillygate, YO31 7EB York

£10.00 per class 

The event will be on Facebook or message Gemma on for info

Jill Ford – Ceramics workshops

Making a porcelain wall piece                                 2pm – 5pm         2nd March 2019

Make a porcelain wall piece of your favourite landscape or image. 
Learn the Korean technique of Mishima that involves carving and inlaying clay to make lines and textures. 
Also how to roll out porcelain tiles and then apply slip to create beautiful textures. 
All materials and firing plus refreshments included.  

Price £85

Learn to throw pots on the wheel                           9.30am- 12.30pm or 2pm- 5pm

Have fun learning a new skill- making pots on the wheel.
Pots will be glazed and fired by Jill making them suitable for you to use every day. 
All materials, firings and refreshments included.
You can choose the date to suit you.
Price £85

To find out more information or to book, contact Jill at

Both these workshops will take place at Providence House pottery, Ellerton YO42 4PB.


Carol Coleman – Machine Embroidery Workshops

Carol is running a selection of workshops through March-

Introduction to textile Jewellery.                                     Tuesday 19th March 2019

Progressing beginners to advanced.    Made using dissolving material and small amounts of fabric: students could make a brooch, bracelet, watch strap, small notebook or motif for part of a larger project.

Set in Stone.                                                                      Wednesday 20th March 2019

Intermediate and advanced.  Setting a gem or stone that is not a bead into fabric – may be made into jewellery or other embellishment and will probably need to be finished at home.

Silk Fibre Vessels.                                                             Thursday 21st March 2019

Progressing beginners to advanced.  Students use dissolving material with silk fibres and free-machine embroidery to make small bowls.

Coil Vessels with Cords.                                                    Friday 22nd March 2019

Progressing beginners to advanced.  Practical, colourful vessels made in varying sizes and shapes.

Clingfilm Sandwiches.           09.30 – 12.30                     Saturday 23rd March 2019

Half Day £20, includes materials.  Make a new surface for stitching using small fabric scraps and cling film.

A maximum of 5 students to a class, but will still run with only 2 participants

Times:  09.30 – 15.30 (arrival from 09.00).  Cost £35, which includes tuition and light refreshments (tea, coffee, cold drinks and biscuits).

Students will need to provide their own sewing machine, thread and materials, but I will have some supplies available to buy as required:  no-one will be required to purchase a complete kit.  I do not hold supplies of machine embroidery thread.  All workshops assume students will have some experience with free-machine embroidery.

Please contact Carol for more information or to book; Tel.  01904 766538 

Workshops take place at 1 Carlton Cottages, Wigginton York YO32 2PW

Colin Black - Seek Art School classes

Day & Evening Classes and Saturday Workshops in York
run by Colin Black, exhibitor at YOS 2019.
All classes at Southlands Methodist Church, Bishopthorpe Road.
See our website for the details,
or contact

Dave Atkin - Spoon Carving Tuition (Taster Session)

Join Dave in his workshop and experience a tailored session to suit your skills.
With guidance you'll cover basic and safe, axe and knife techniques whilst carving your first spoon. 
The 3 hour session costs £40 (£35 if booked before 1st March). Various dates available.
Please visit for further details and to book email