Bring all the family to Yorkshire Artspace this November, where there will be plenty of free have-a-go activities and demonstrations to entertain children and adults alike.
Spread across three sites, with hot and cold refreshments available at each, over 150 artists will be opening their doors and welcoming people into their creative spaces.
All activities are free, family friendly and there is no need to book.
Claire Lee invites you to weave with wire to contribute to the creation of a human-scale tree, a current work-in-progress. It will be exhibited as part of a mixed-media installation at a later date. This activity is suitable for adults and older children under adult supervision.
Gelli printmaking is a fun form of printmaking suitable for complete beginners. Using stencils textured objects and fabrics you’ll be able to mark make and create your own print. The process uses water based paints so it is suitable for children under parental supervision. You'll be able to create your own print, Christmas card or decorations.
Make a giant wall-based drawing in the gallery, based on the theme of Sheffield City of Makers. Come and make your mark on this textural piece celebrating Sheffield; its rivers, urban spaces, its studios and its makers.
Make your own festive decoration to take home from copper sheet and card. Have a go at texturising pieces and using a fly press to make your very own decoration. Children must be supervised.
Transfer some seasonal images onto wooden blocks of various shapes and sizes. We will also be doing wooden peg planes and festive angels for younger children.
New starter studio holders Rebecca and Matt will be on hand to demonstrate their techniques and for you to try your hand at.
Manor Oaks will be open late again this year: expect craft demonstrations, a roaring fire, pole lathing, woodwork and plenty of festive cheer.