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Artwork by James McGairyArtwork by James McGairy

We have an exciting programme of talks, events and workshops in the gallery during 2017, including a fashion show and an eclectic musical programme. For more information and bookings, please call the Inspired by… gallery on 01439 772737 or go to our EventBrite page where online booking is available.

Paint with James McGairy (16 July, 20 August, 24 September 10.30am – 4.30pm)

Small-group workshops focusing on acrylic paint, a forgiving medium for beginners and more experienced artist alike. James will demonstrate his methods and you’ll leave at the end of the day with your own painting. Minimum age 16 but must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: £45 including all materials, lunch and refreshments. Advance booking essential. Online booking available

Artisan Art Fair (Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 July, 10.30am – 4pm)

Our popup Art Fair returns to the grounds of The Moors National Park Centre, a celebration of North Yorkshire's creative artists and makers. Held in conjunction with Scarborough Arts Forum, it's an opportunity to browse and buy inspiring pieces of original art, meet the artists and makers, and watch them demonstrate their techniques. There will also be music and poetry workshops.
Cost: Free entry (drop in anytime)

Printmaking Workshop (Saturday 19 August 10.30am – 4pm)

Penny Hunt explores the use of drypoint etching and monotype to create images based on the small elements that make a larger landscape.
Cost: £40, including all materials. Please bring a packed lunch. Advance booking essential.
Minimum age 12 but must be accompanied by an adult. Online booking available

An Interview with Peter Hicks (Saturday 23 September, 2pm; gallery closed for public viewing)

Photographer Joe Cornish talks to renowned artist Peter Hicks about his career and his journey in art.  
Cost: £5 (booking essential) Online booking available

Creations in Willow with Willow Expert Anthea Firth

Willow expert, Anthea Firth, is leading five special willow workshops this year at The Moors Centre. The workshops are aimed at beginners as well as those with some experience of the craft. You'll learn the core techniques required for willow working as well as the specific skills needed to create your willow creation. Please wear comfortable casual clothes. Materials and tools provided. Learn how to make:

  • Large garden deer (Saturday 28 October 10am – 3pm; £45 including materials and light refreshments) Book online

Minimum age 16 but must be accompanied by an adult. Advance booking essential for all workshops.

Get crafty for Christmas

Join us as we get ready for Christmas with a series of craft workshops and our annual Christmas Craft Fair. Learn a new skill, so you can make your own presents! Or come along to the Craft Fair to meet the makers and pick up a unique gift.

Christmas Willow Workshops with Willow Expert Anthea Firth

Willow expert, Anthea Firth, is leading five special willow workshops this year at The Moors Centre. The workshops are aimed at beginners as well as those with some experience of the craft. You'll learn the core techniques required for willow working as well as the specific skills needed to create your willow creation. Please wear comfortable casual clothes. Materials and tools provided. Learn how to make: 

  • Large Christmas angel (Sunday 5 November 10am – 3pm; £45 including materials and light refreshments) Book Online
  • Wreaths and decorations (Saturday 2 December 10am – 3pm; £45 including materials and light refreshments) Book Online

Advance booking essential for all workshops. Minimum age 16 but must be accompanied by an adult.

Christmas Craft Fair (Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 November 10.30am – 4pm)

Complementing Brigantia's artists and craftmakers, who will be exhibiting in the Inspired by... gallery (17 November until 21 January 2018), our popular annual Christmas Craft Fair returns. Celebrating the very best of local arts, country crafts and seasonal gifts, from jewellery and ceramics to tree decorations, scented soaps and handmade chocolates, there'll be hundreds of gifts to suit every purse. As well as the wide-ranging goods on the stalls, seasonal gifts will be on sale in the Centre’s shop. There’s also a visit from Santa, traditional music and children’s craft-making activities.
Cost: Free entry (drop in anytime)

Christmas Glorious Glass Workshop (3 December 10.30am – 4.30pm)

Judith Gill shows you how to create an inspiring glass window or wall hanging, and explores a range of exciting techniques used in fused glass design. No experience needed. Your work will be fired after the class and returned to the venue for you to collect.
Cost: £90 including all materials, firing and light refreshments. Advance booking essential.
Minimum age 16 but must be accompanied by an adult. Online booking available