Lesley Birch: Acrylics for beginners

A two-day course in historic York 
Saturday/Sunday Nov 26/27, 2016
10.30am - 4pm
Cost £185
Includes all materials
Morning and Afternoon Refreshments

Limited places left! Book through to secure your place.


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.


2017 dates are;

18th - 21st May

21st - 28th May

3rd - 10th September

10th - 14th September

Also 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

8th January 2017  3 places available

5th February 2017  5 places available

5th March 2017 5 places available

2nd April 2017  6 places available

7th May 2017  6 places available

2nd July 2017 6 places avaiable

3rd September 2017 6 places available

15th October 2017  6 places available

12th November 2017 6 places available


2 Day Masterclasses

21st & 22nd January 4 places available

18th & 19th February 2017  6 places available

18th & 19th March 2017 5 places available

8th & 9th April 2017  4 places available

20th & 21st May 2017  6 places available

24th & 25th June 2017 6 places available

22nd & 23rd July 2017 6 places avaiable

16th & 17th  September 2017 6 places available

28th & 29th  October 2017  6 places available

25th & 26th  November 2017 6 places available


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.

Thursday evenings 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Providence House, Ellerton, YO42 4PB


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

Suitable for all abilities – everyone welcome


3.11.16 - decorative spoons, can be personalised to make gifts

17.11.16 - a shaped serving tray with cool handles

1.12.16 - porcelain roses decoration for a table centrepiece

8.12.16 - Christmas tree decorations


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.  £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,,

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 £10
and includes materials and refreshments. Please check out the class blog on

Suitable for people over 14 years of age.

Wed 7pm-9pm and 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 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 £80 or full weekend workshops from £140 including clay & firings.  1-1 or group sessions for up to 10 people.  01904 427681

2017 Directory and Maps

We are busy organising a new format to show off our fabulous local artists in the Directory, to make visiting YOS 2017 an even better experience!

So watch this space because you will be able to see whose exhibiting and where, right here, on the York Open Studios website first! But for now, the website still holds information on YOS 2016 artists and our map if you would like to re-live this years event!


2016 Central Map

Thanks to our sponsors

Harrowells Solicitors

Keep updated!