Arts and craft courses
We have an exciting programme of arts and craft courses and workshops in the gallery during 2018.
We also hold talks, and other events at various times of the year, including 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 (30 September, 21 October 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 14 but must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: £45 including all materials, lunch and refreshments. Advance booking essential. Online booking available.
Demonstrations with Jake Jones (30 September and 14 October 11am – 3pm)
Watercolourist Jake Jones will be in the gallery demonstrating his work and answering any questions about his practice. Free admission.
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 a number of willow workshops this year at The Moors National Park 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 and bring a packed lunch. Materials and tools provided. Learn how to make:
- Goose (Saturday 20 October 10am – 3pm; £50 including materials). FULLY BOOKED
- Alternative 'Christmas tree' (Saturday 27 October 10am – 3pm; £50 including materials). Book online
- Large garden deer (Saturday 11 November 10am – 3pm; £45 including materials). FULLY BOOKED
- Stag's head (Saturday 1 December 10am – 3pm; £45 including materials). FULLY BOOKED
- Spheres, stars and rings (Sunday 9 December 10am – 3pm; £45 including materials). Book online
Minimum age 18. Advance booking essential for all workshops.
Christmas Craft Fair (Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 November 10.30am – 4pm)
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