York Open Studios Workshops 2015

 Details of workshops for 2015 will be published here later in the year.

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

An Artist and Lecturer with more than twenty five years experience of working in the photographic medium.

A range of courses suitable for absolute beginners through to more advanced photographers.

Darkrooms located in the village of Stillington, ten miles north of York.

Courses include;

  • Introduction to the darkroom
  • Shooting and Processing Film
  • Creating photograms and negativeless prints
  • Experimental techniques
  • Advanced Black and White printing

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

For more details visit tel. 0785 1036375

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

Come and experience the fun of working with glass on a one to one (or two, maximum) basis in my home studio.  

Suitable for anyone over 16, for total beginners or those with some experience. Times by arrangement.  £20 for a two-hour session which includes use of all tools and some basic materials.

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

If you prefer to work in a larger group environment of 6-10 students there are sessions available at the Dutch House at Crayke please book courses there via their website:

Phil Reynolds: mixed media drawing and painting

Mixed media art classes in the studio of Fulford based artist Phil Reynolds. The sessions are predominantly still life study through visual analysis. Professional development and criticism is there for the more serious student. All levels of ability are welcomed. The two hour class costs £9 and includes materials and refreshments. The first session is free.

Suitable for people over 12 years old.

Wed 7pm-9pm Thurs 10am -12 noon

Call 01904 655091

Jane Marsh: Batik

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

I can give free demonstrations by appointment at:    Originality Studio, 34 Rawcliffe Lane, York,   YO30 5QB

Contact me:  Tel 01904 631749 

Emily Harvey: Printmaking.

Regular weekend courses in collagraph printmaking suitable for anyone over 12 years from complete beginners to experienced artists.

Work with a small friendly group in the garden studio in Copmanthorpe, making collaged printing plates using a wide range of materials to achieve surprising results. tel 01904 702645

Catherine Boyne-Whitelegg: Potter & Teacher

Individual hand-building pottery sessions £16 per hour, or wheel lessons at £32 for 2 hour session.

Day sessions for £60 or full weekend workshops from £140 including clay & firings.  1-1 or group sessions for up to 10 people.  01904 427681

2015 Directory

The 2015 directory will be available early in 2015. To receive your free copy email us and leave your details.

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