York Open Studios February 2018 Workshops

We are delighted to announce our 2018 programme of February workshops

Our popular workshops with York Open Studios artists are now open for booking - just in time for a fantastic imaginative Christmas present or to treat yourself to something to look forward to in the new year.  We are very happy that once again these workshops will be held in York College with its free parking and great facilities.

Choose from eight different classes over two Saturdays, 3rd and 10th February. These affordable 2.5 hour sessions offer a great opportunity to try a new medium or develop an interest a bit further. Experienced artists/workshop leaders will be sharing their skills and enthusiasm, giving you hands-on experience and guidance. No art training is necessary. The fee of just £30.00 for each workshop includes basic materials. We suggest you bring an apron and certain workshops may require you to bring other things with you. 


3rd February 2018 10am -12.30pm

Milena Dragic Printmaking Workshop

Milena Dragic will run this fun introductory workshop to print making. All materials provided.

Click here to book with Milena

Lesley Birch Painting Workshop

Playing with Acrylics - FIVE paintings
Enjoy a session with artist Lesley Birch playing with acrylics on paper. Create a series of up to five small paintings to take home. Bring a source to work from - a piece of fruit, a vegetable or a flower. Wear an apron.

Click here to book with Lesley - Sold out


3rd February 2018 1.30pm - 4.00pm

Sam Swales Snowden Painting Workshop

Interpreting landscape and urban-scapes through abstract mark making using acrylics, oil bars and charcoal on paper. Please bring some images for inspiration.
Click here to book with Sam

Jade Blood Print Making Workshop

Print Club Introduction. A taster session of Jades printmaking workshops (usually run under the name of OFFPRINT). Exploring 'texture and gesture' using household objects to create energetic layered prints. This workshop will loosen you up and enable you to get messy. Participants are asked to bring along a few objects that you might usually throw away and we will make use of them.

Click here to book with Jade


10th February 2018 10am -12.30pm

Lu Mason Mobile Workshop

Participants will be making a small mobile out of paper, wood and fishing line. We will start off choosing papers, drawing shapes, and cutting them out. We will then thread the shapes onto fishing lines, which will be hung from a Bamboo rod. The rod itself will be hanging from the ceiling. The aim is for the mobile to rotate freely with the air currents, playing with balance and movement. Mobiles present endless variations of moving patterns, and enable 2 dimensional shapes to become 3 dimensional. The finished pieces can be taken home to be hung either from the ceiling or from a shelf.

Click here to book with Lu

Emilie Flower Film Making Workshop

An introduction to filming with SLR cameras. The group will make a collaborative film, gathering images and sounds, and lacing the collected material together. Bring your own SLR camera and an empty memory card.

Click here to book with Emilie


10th February 2018 1.30pm - 4.00pm

Emily Stubbs Ceramics Workshop

Participants will be creating slab built and pinch pot vessels looking at building up intricate surface textures on the clay using tools, slips and glazes, learning basic building techniques along the way. Perfect for beginners and intermediates.

Click here to book with Emily - Sold out

Jacqueline James Felt Workshop

‘Painting With Wool’ Felt Fabric Making. Felt is made using coloured and processed wool Marino tops. Layers of fleece are laid out, wetted and rolled under pressure to create a decorative and durable fabric square. No experience is necessary and all materials are provided.

Click here to book with Jacqueline

Early booking is essential. Don’t leave it too long as these workshops have limited spaces. 

Elise Bikker: Stained glass workshops

Sarah Hall Baqai: Making Willow Seedpod Lanterns

At Artison, High Burton, Masham, North Yorkshire HG4 4BS

(All full day-workshops include a homemade lunch and all refreshments)

Full Day, All levels

£75 + £8 materials

For further information/booking see or contact ArtisOn Tel: 01765 689637

Alternatively, contact me to arrange a workshop for yourself and/or a group or check my website for further workshop information: or email: or phone: 07715 550844

Simon Palmour: Digital Photography

Tuition sessions tailored to improve your photography - Getting It Right For You. You choose which areas you want to work on, from taking photographs, to editing, to printing. Solo or small group sessions run from between two to four hours with continued on-line support. £75 for a two hour session in my Holgate studio.

Contact me to arrange your session 07772 896 629

Sudeshna Chattopadhyay: Acrylic and Printmaking Workshops

From May 2016 Sudeshna will be leading day workshop sessions focussing on acrylic and printimaking techniques. This is an opportunity to work with Sudeshna from 10am - 3pm, one to one, for only £60. Shorter duration sessions on a one to one basis are also available.

For more information please contact Sudeshna through email:  

Karen Winship: Painting Holidays in France

Join Karen and take part in her Painting Holidays in Civray, France  
Learn to be creative in the surroundings of a 12th century Knight’s Templar Chapel venue. Relax under the trees painting au plein air (weather permitting). You will have the chance to visit local markets, restaurants and bespoke craft shops. This opportunity is designed for beginners and improvers.

One day workshops are available.

To find out more visit Karen's website

Bridget Bernadette Karn: Workshops for 2017

Dates for all of you that are interested in joining Bridget this year to create your own felt masterpieces;


Felt Picture Workshops & Masterclasses 

1 Day Workshops

15th October 2017  

12th November 2017  

2 Day Masterclasses

28th & 29th  October 2017  

25th & 26th  November 2017 


Please contact Bridget via the methods below if you would like to take part in any of the above workshops. 

The Studio, Acaster Malbis, York



Bridget also offers the opportunity to have a feltmaking workshop for you and your friends! Check out this link for more information.

Emma Welsh: Jewellery Making classes

Emma offers afternoon and evening classes that are run all year round at the Rogues Ateliers Studios, Fossgate in York. The classes are suitable for beginners and those with previous experience.

You can request more information at Emma's facebook page 

Alternatively you can contact her via email at or by phone 07817050718


Jill Ford Ceramics: Ceramic workshops

Ceramic workshops making beautiful objects for your home and to give away.

Providence House, Ellerton, YO42 4PB


£24 to inc welcome drinks and all materials and & firings

Suitable for all abilities – everyone welcome


For more information or to book please contact Jill via email:

Peter Heaton, Vale of York Darkrooms: Traditional Black and White Photography

Darkroom hire available, for both individuals and groups up to a maximum of five people.

Darkroom Facilities now available for hire to external Photography tutors wishing to run their own courses.

Equiries: visit or tel. 07851 036375

Suzanne Dekker: Glass fusing, casting, copper foil and leaded glass

Come and experience the fun of working with glass on a one to one/two (or more by arrangement) basis in my home studio.  

Suitable for anyone over 16, for total beginners or those with some experience. Times by arrangement.  £30 for a two-hour session (£10 per additional hour after that) which includes use of all tools and some basic materials.

29 Eastfield Crescent, Badger Hill, York YO10 5HZ, t:  07760 354699,,

Phil Reynolds: Mixed media, drawing and painting

Mixed media art classes in the studio of Fulford based artist Phil Reynolds.
The sessions are predominantly drawing and painting either using still life, or images to work from. 
I also provide other workshops at weekends including life drawing, portraiture as well as abstract courses. 
All levels of ability are welcomed. The two hour class costs £48 for 6 a week block. 
The price includes materials and refreshments. Please check out the class blog on

Suitable for people over 14 years of age.

Wed 7pm-9pm, Thurs 10am -12 noon and 1pm - 3pm

Call 01904 655091

Jane Marsh: Batik

My studio is open every Saturday from 10am - 1pm with a few exceptions which are posted on my website.

I can give free demonstrations by appointment at:    

Originality Studio, 34 Rawcliffe Lane, York,   YO30 5QB

Contact me:  Tel. 01904 631749 or email.

Emily Harvey: Printmaking.

Regular one and two day courses in collagraph and experimental printmaking.

Courses take place in my studio near York, with a maximum of 4 people to ensure everyone has space and time for 1-1 tuition. The atmosphere is friendly and informal, encouraging people to share ideas and learn from each other.

Everyone makes several plates and a mini portfolio of about 10 – 15 completed prints to take home.

You will learn technical skills and techniques as well as developing confidence in your own creativity.

All the short courses aim to free up thinking and technique, encouraging an inquisitive experimental approach that can feed back into your own creative work, whatever that may be. They are suitable for all levels of experience (or none) unless otherwise indicated.

Please see my website for more details;  

Catherine Boyne-Whitelegg: Potter & Teacher

Individual hand-building pottery sessions £18 per hour, or wheel lessons at £36 for 2 hour session.

Day sessions for £90 or full weekend workshops from £180 including clay & firings.  1-1 or group sessions for up to 10 people.  01904 427681