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Arts and craft courses

Art and craft courses, credit Daniel WildeyArt and craft courses, credit Daniel Wildey

We run an exciting programme of arts and craft courses and workshops each year in the gallery. We also hold talks, and other events at various times of the year. 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.

A 10% discount is offered on up to four workshops in a calendar year for our Inspired by... gallery Supporters.

All of our events and workshops have Covid-19 mitigation measures in place, with smaller class sizes, which make for an enjoyable and relaxed experience.


Felted Vessel Workshop (2 October, 10.15am – 3.45pm)

Join Margaret Chalmers for a workshop making a beautiful and useful seamless vessel in the traditional centuries-old way, using British wool. Inspiration can be found in the exhibition, and there will be examples in class for ideas, and to handle. Materials are provided but you will need to bring some basic equipment. (For full list please see Eventbrite at time of booking). Minimum age 16.
Cost: £60 (including materials). Booking essential.

Meet the Artists: Beverley and Peter Hicks (9 October, 2 – 4pm)

Introductory speeches at 2pm followed by the opportunity to chat with Beverley and Peter about their new exhibition.
Cost: Free entry. No booking required.

Tour and Talk: Beverley and Peter Hicks (23 October, 11.45am – 12.15pm; 1.15pm – 1.45pm; 2pm – 2.30pm)

Join Peter and Beverley Hicks to discuss their work and practice for this informative but informal tour of the exhibition. Gallery open to ticket holders only during these times.
Cost: £5 Booking essential.

Awakening the writer within (24 October, all 1pm – 4.30pm)

Be inspired to write by the sights and sounds of the North York Moors. Janet Dean and Clara Challoner Walker lead a writing workshop using the landscape, flora, fauna and art to stimulate your poetry and prose. Beginners and more experienced writers welcome. Minimum age 18. Sorry, no dogs. Wheelchair accessible.
Cost: £25 (paper and pens provided). Booking essential.

Meet the Artist: Peter Hicks (28 October, 1 – 3pm)

Join Peter Hicks for an informal chat and glimpse into his working practice and the use of sketchbooks.
Cost: Free entry. No booking required.

Woodland Photography Workshop with Joe Cornish (6 November, 12 – 4pm)

Join renowned photographer Joe Cornish on a visit to wonderful Anyas Wood near Hawnby, This workshop, organised by North York Moors National Park Trust, will help you develop your woodland photography. Pick up technical tips and advice on lighting and composition. You'll need a fully-charged device or camera with plenty of storage space along with suitable clothing/footwear. Sorry, no dogs.
Cost: £120. Booking essential
All proceeds will go directly to the North York Moors National Park Trust, helping ensure that future generations will enjoy this special place for years to come.