Workshops & Lectures
Workshops to spark your imagination
- Bookbinding - Japanese Bound Books
- Create a lovely book using Japanese binding in this one day workshop.
Sat, 4 Mar 2017
- Painting from Life Form and Flesh Tones
- An introduction to life painting, exploring colour, form and flesh tones through bold brushstrokes.
Sat, 11 Mar 2017
- Willow Weaving - Make a Hanging Bird Table
- Make a beautiful bird table to hang in the garden.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017
- Willow Weaving: Basket for sweet peas or climbing plants
- Make a willow basket for sweet peas or climbing plants.
Sat, 1 Apr 2017
- Candle Making - Make 5 spring time candles for your home and garden
- Learn how to make five useful and decorative candles to use around the garden and home.
Sat, 6 May 2017
- Soap Making - 5 Soaps in one day!
- Learn how to make useful and decorative soaps to use around the home or give as lovely, handmade gifts.
Sat, 20 May 2017
- Paint a Summer Landscape - The Dales, Barns and Buttercups
- Paint a beautiful summer landscape in watercolour and mixed media.
Sat, 10 Jun 2017
- Acrylic Palette Knife Painting
- An introduction to the art of palette knife painting for those with some previous experience of drawing and painting.
Thu, 15 Jun 2017
- Make, Sculpt and Draw
- A highly creative one off session. Participants will create a mixed media, 3D sculpture, which they will then draw & perhaps photograph.
Tue, 20 Jun 2017
Be inspired by creative people
Delve into the history of York's mysteries
- Poetry, Protest and Imprisonment in 18th Century York: James Montgomery in York Castle
- Join Dr Adam James Smith, Lecturer at York St John’s University, as he uncovers the life of one of York Castle’s residents, James Montgomery, through the poetry he wrote as a prisoner.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017
- The Company of Merchant Adventurers and their Hall
- Join Lauren Marshall, Manager of the Merchant Adventurers Hall, to find out more about the fascinating history of this 660 year old building.
Tue, 9 May 2017
- The Greedy Queen: Queen Victoria and her food
- Join Dr Annie Gray, food historian on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet, as she discusses her latest book on Queen Victoria. Find out more about this iconic monarch, her life and times, through food and drink. An opportunity not to be missed!
Mon, 25 Sep 2017
- The Uninvited Guest
- It is said that York is the most haunted city in England. But who is the gentleman that walks the corridors of York Mansion House? Join Colin Sheppard, a city guide who also hosts tours of the Mansion House, as he explores the possibilities for who this gentleman might have been in his earthly days.
Tue, 10 Oct 2017
- A nun's story
- Sister Agatha Leach, one of the most well-known and much loved members of the Bar Convent community in York, has collaborated with author Richard Newman to tell her life story. Join her as she relates parts of her amazing life, and signs copies of her book.
Tue, 7 Nov 2017
- Hidden stories of the medieval Archbishops of York
- Hidden with over 40 parchment volumes, the registers of the Archbishops of York contain a great many hidden stories relating to life in Yorkshire. Join Gary Brannan, Access Archivist at the University of York's Borthwick Institute, as he describes just some of these amazing stories.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017