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Winter Craft/Art Workshops

Make your own brooch or medal with jeweller Chiara Bet

Co-inciding with the New Manor Ware exhibition, Yorkshire Artspace will run a drop-in craft workshop in the gallery on Saturday 5th November from 1pm to 4pm. Using the exhibition as inspiration for the creation of a brooch or medal this creative workshop is suitable for anyone aged 5 upwards. Come along to the Gallery at Persistence Works on 21 Brown Street, Sheffield S1 2BS. The event is free, no need to book, everyone welcome.

Learn to etch, print and paint with Rosemary Watson

Etching workshops will take place on Saturday 5 November and Saturday 3 December, from 11am to 5pm in Studio 22 at Persistence Works Studios. This will be an opportunity to learn and explore further the less-toxic and more environmentally-friendly etching and printmaking processes based on zinc etched in a copper sulphate acid solution and is suitable for printmakers with some previous experience and in particular printmakers wishing to set up printmaking facilities at home or in their studio max 4 participants, Cost £50 including all materials

Rosemary will also run two separate Life Drawing + Painting classes on Saturday 12 November and Saturday 10 December from 11am to 5pm in Studio 22 at Persistence Works Studios.  This 5-hour workshop provides an opportunity to draw and paint from the life figure, using pastels and water-based paints. Suitable for beginners and individuals with previous experience. max 4 participants. Cost £30 (plus models fee at approx £15 per person) To book a places on the workshops please contact the artist directly by email at

Weekly Ceramic Workshops with Brian Holland

Brian's sessions run every Friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm and Saturdays from 10.3 am to 1.30pm and 2pm to 5pm. All aspects of ceramics are covered including hand building, throwing, glazing and glaze formulation, raku firing, working with paper clay. You will be able to learn about making sculptural works, vessels and wall pieces.

The course suits beginners as well as the more experienced. Cost per 3-hour session is £15 but you can save a few pounds by booking for 5 sessions for just £62.50 - these sessions don't have to be consecutive so if you miss one, it won't be a problem. Please note: Materials are not included in the price, but you can drink as much green tea as you like at no extra cost.

Contact Brian directly for further details or to book a place