All workshops are at Embsay Village Hall at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.... Sat Nav: BD23 6RE

Weekly from 14 April

Open Art Sessions​

Main Hall – 1 artist per table (2m distancing)

Would you love to work on what inspires YOU… to work in your own medium with the comforting knowledge that help is on hand if you get stuck?

Then these sessions are just what you have been looking for   

I will help you progress at your own pace, encouraging you to experiment and gain confidence safe in the knowledge that ‘happy accidents’ can be a really good thing.   All abilities welcome, this is a wonderful group of very enthusiastic artists of all abilities.

What you need to bring along
An image or object that inspires you and your own art materials – all mediums are welcome with exception of oil paints

Places are limited to 8 and payment is required at the time of advance booking through Stripe banking/online banking

Weekly booking in advance £12       

Please Contact us to join the top of the waiting list for next month




Advanced Watercolour Starter Workshops

Wednesday 31 March 1-3pm
Starter Workshops in Watercolour, Pencil and Pastel at Embsay Village Hall

These sessions will now run in March 2022 when hopefully life will be back to normal!



Pastel Starter Workshops

Wednesday 30 June 1-3pm
2 hour workshop costs just £55 including all materials & workbook

Places are limited to a maximum of 4 artists to ensure you will receive plenty of individual guidance

This 2 hour workshop is designed to save you significant money.

One box of professional pastels can cost more than £45.  You will try many pastels, papers and tools to find out what combination works for YOU…  
Experiment with different papers and pastels to discover which ones work for you – papers include velour, pastelmat, Canson, Ingres and pastels include Inscribe, Rembrandt, Unison and Sennelier – a lovely mix of decent student to the very best professional papers and pastels/pencils
Learn how to use the many different tools available to pastel artists
Develop the skills of blocking in, layering and applying fine details

I’m in the process of putting together a small box of these materials to allow you try this mix during the CoVid restrictions, please check back or subscribe to find out when they will be available.

Drawing Starter Workshops

Wednesday 29 September 1-3pm

2 hour workshop costs just £45 including all materials & workbook

We can all draw with a little know how and practice. For instance, when was the last time you truly looked at something? If you have never taken the time to look and really observe a tree, a flower or animal, then how can you expect to draw it?

Kate will show you just how easy it is to look at things as an artist, to see how each part of something relates to another.  Switching off your ‘left brain’ so your ‘right brain’ kicks in is part of this process – so you will begin to realise just how often your brain prevents you from seeing many things

From this simple starting point it’s just one more step to putting this down on paper by learning many of the techniques artists use. After this workshop you will see the world differently and be able to draw more confidently

All materials are included, you simply turn up and discover how to draw in a small group of 4 artists just like you who want to draw but have no idea how to start or what use (what’s a putty rubber or blender and how/why/when would you use it?)