Yorkshire Artspace Open Studios: 18-20 November 2016

Explore, treat yourself, enjoy a day with the family and top up your culture levels; over 150 artists are waiting to welcome you into their workshops during our annual Open Studios event.

There’ll be FREE family-friendly activities, workshops and studio-based demonstrations for you to enjoy on Saturday and Sunday, plus refreshments at all three studios complexes.

So in the words of Our Favourite Places, let's 'combine the twin pleasures of nosiness and shopping with art.’ Absolutely.

OUR ARTISTS & MAKERS

Plan your visit by searching Our Artists & Makers directory; search by name, discipline and location!

Over 160 artists and makers working across many different disciplines are based here at Yorkshire Artspace, including metalsmiths, sculptors, book binders, painters, jewellers, ceramicists, photographers, textile artists and designers.

ACTIVITIES

Across three days and three studio sites, you’ll find FREE activities and workshops held by artists & makers. The list of activities below will grow as we creep toward the end of November, so keep your eyes peeled for updates. All activities apart from mosaic making are free and there is no need to book - just come along on the day and get stuck in.

EXCHANGE PLACE STUDIOS

18-20 November// The Thread of Life, Exhibition // FREE // An exhibition of work at Exchange Place Studios, marking the culmination of Sharon Mossbeck's Microgrant project.

19-20 November// Memory Stick Activity // FREE // Connect the artists to their materials using your own 'memory stick' created by artist Gillian Brent in this fun and family friendly activity.

19-20 November// Cross stitch workshops with Sharon Mossbeck //FREE// be inspired by the Thread of Life exhibition

MANOR OAKS STUDIOS

NEW! Saturday 19 November// Late Night at Manor Oaks until 7pm // FREE // After dark demo's & activities with blacksmiths, wood-turners & potters! You'll also find mulled wine, mince pies & music... all the makings of a merrily creative evening.

NEW! 19-20 November// FREE// Starter Studios Open Weekend // The Starter Studio for Ceramics will be open; see the facilities for yourself & meet current/previous participants & mentors.

Saturday 19 November// FREE// Studio 4 - collaging with transfers on tiles

Sunday 20 November//FREE // Studio 4 - 12pm throwing demonstration, then timed throwing tutorials (20 mins each person) from 1pm – 3pm // 12pm-3pm

Printmaking & Drawing, Workshop // FREE // 1-4pm, Saturday 19 November & 12-3pm, Sunday 20 November // Family friendly fun drawing and printmaking with Ellie Somerset of The Little Art Studio.

PERSISTENCE WORKS STUDIOS

18-20 November// Memory Stick Activity // FREE // Connect the artists to their materials using your own 'memory stick' created by artist Gillian Brent in this fun and family friendly activity.

Saturday 19 November// Learn to Cast, Workshop // FREE // 11am-4pm // Work with clay and learn about the casting process, with artist Heliya Badakshan.

Sunday 20 November/ My Arty Party, Workshop // FREE // 11am - 4pm // Family friendly creative fun with Zoe Bell of My Arty Party.

NEW! Starter Studios Open Weekend // Saturday and Sunday 19-20 // The Starter Studio for Silversmiths will be open; see the facilities for yourself & meet current/previous participants & mentors.

Sue Taylor, Exhibition // FREE // throughout Open Studios // An exhibition exploring the historic Howard Street Dinner Hour Club, a club for women and girls working in the cutlery and silversmithing industry in Sheffield in the early twentieth century.

Saturday 19th November and Sunday 20th November // FREE// Studio 10 – make a festive wire decoration.

Mosaic-making Workshop // 11am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday 19-20 November, Persistence Works // Fun mosaic workshop for all ages with Andrew Heath. Booking essential and places limited. £20 inc materials. To book, call (07429 645678) or email Andrew.

OPENING TIMES

Friday 18 November \ 5-9pm

at Persistence Works & Exchange Place Studios

Saturday 19 November \ 11am - 4pm*

at Persistence Works & Exchange Place Studios \ *11am - 7pm at Manor Oaks Studios

Sunday 20 November \ 11am - 4pm

at Persistence Works, Exchange Place & Manor Oaks Studios