Workshops & Lectures

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Workshops to spark your imagination

Art & Crafts

Marvellous Moths and Beautiful Butterflies - Printed
Using photographs & artwork of Moths & Butterflies, learners will produce original pieces of artwork – which will be used & exhibited as part of a Community Arts project “Tiger Moths & memories”.
Sat, 5 Mar 2016
Marvellous Moths & Beautiful Butterflies - Mixed media
Using photographs & artwork of Moths & Butterflies as a starting point, learners will produce original mixed media insects – which will then be used & exhibited as part of a Community Arts project “Tiger Moths & memories”. It is expected that learners will be able to take one or two pieces of their artwork home should they wish to do so.
Sat, 12 Mar 2016
Marvellous Moths & Beautiful Butterflies - Mixed media
Using photographs & artwork of Moths & Butterflies as a starting point, learners will produce original mixed media insects – which will then be used & exhibited as part of a Community Arts project “Tiger Moths & memories”. It is expected that learners will be able to take one or two pieces of their artwork home should they wish to do so.
Sat, 12 Mar 2016
Marvellous Moths & Beautiful Butterflies - Felted
Gain a practical & aesthetic understanding of wet felt making.Using photographs & artwork of Moths & Butterflies, learners will produce original “wet felted” moths & butterflies  – which will be used & exhibited as part of a Community Arts project “Tiger Moths & memories”, jointly run by York Learning & York Art Gallery.
Sat, 19 Mar 2016

Hand Made Wedding

Computer Aided Card Design
Create personalised greeting cards and stationary.
Wed, 24 Feb 2016
Fused Glass Jewellery & Wedding Favours
Learn how to make your own unique fused glass jewellery or Wedding Favours.
Tue, 1 Mar 2016
Stained Glass - Sun Catchers & Wedding Favours
Create unique and interesting stained glass for your home, garden or as gifts for friends.
Sat, 12 Mar 2016
Wedding Flowers - Button Holes, Corsages & Accessories
Enjoy an afternoon workshop creating button holes, corsages and floral accessories.
Sun, 13 Mar 2016
Sugar flowers - Peonies and Roses
Spend 3 weeks further developing your skills in flower making learning how to make roses and peonies.
Wed, 13 Apr 2016
Wedding Hair - Bride and Bridesmaid
Ideal for people who want to gain ideas and learn how to “dress” hair for a special occasion, such as a Wedding.
Sun, 24 Apr 2016
Wedding Flowers - Centrepieces and Venue Decorations
Enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon creating an arrangement suitable for a table centre.
Sun, 24 Apr 2016
Hand-Made Wedding - Edible Wedding Favours
A hands-on workshop where you will learn to make delicious treats that would be ideal to give as wedding favours.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016
Sugar flowers - Lillies, sweet peas, gerberas and carnations
On this short course you will further develop your cake decorating skills as you will Spend 4 weeks creating various sugar flowers.
Wed, 4 May 2016
Handmade Lino Cut Greeting Cards
Using animals or birds as the starting point, learners will produce original and personal lino prints – for use on greetings cards.
Sat, 7 May 2016
Wedding Cake Wonders - Sugarcraft Skills
This short course will help you learn and develop various sugarcraft skills and techniques which could be used for wedding or other celebration cakes.
Tue, 7 Jun 2016
Stained Glass - Sun Catchers & Wedding Favours
Create unique and interesting stained glass for your home, garden or as gifts for friends.
Sat, 11 Jun 2016

Inspire Events

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Explore Events

Finding the Words
Finding the words: poetry evening. Join us for a series of twilight events, which invites you to explore new poetry by established poets and discover emerging talents from the poetry world.
Thu, 25 Feb 2016
Lunch with Loose Women
The return of our popular panel discussion with some notable women from York and beyond – a lively mix of current affairs, conversation, controversy and fun!  Join the women for lunch then put your questions to the panel.
Sat, 5 Mar 2016
Wine, Women and Romance
York authors Donna Douglas, Emma Garcia, Jessica Gilmore and Jessica Hart in conversation, talking about writing romance and why it appeals to so many women around the world.
Tue, 8 Mar 2016
Finding the Words
Finding the words: poetry evening. Join us for a series of twilight events, which invites you to explore new poetry by established poets and discover emerging talents from the poetry world.
Thu, 24 Mar 2016
Writing Successful Fiction
Leigh Russell writes bestselling crime series, which are in development for television. She teaches creative writing for the Writers Lab, and is coming to York to share her writing tips.
Mon, 25 Apr 2016

Inspire Discovery

Delve into the history of York's mysteries

Explore Events

Northern Poppies: War and the Social History of Rememberance in Yorkshire
Coffeehouse : Debate, Discussion, Controversy, Coffee. A series of short informal talks on themed topics, followed by discussion and conversation over coffee.
Wed, 24 Feb 2016
Northern Powerhouse: Exploring the North and its industrial history and culture
Coffeehouse : Debate, Discussion, Controversy, Coffee. A series of short informal talks on themed topics, followed by discussion and conversation over coffee.
Wed, 23 Mar 2016
North and South revisited: The 'North' in contemporary literature
“The cafe is a place for assignation and conspiracy, for intellectual debate and gossip. Open to all, the club of the spirit and the poste restante of the homeless” George Steiner
Wed, 27 Apr 2016

Literary

The Hormone Factory
A talk about “The Hormone Factory”, a novel centred on the story of the world's first pharmaceutical company to produce synthetic hormones.
Mon, 21 Mar 2016

Local & Family History

Suffragette Film
A special “York International Women’s Festival” screening of the acclaimed feature film “Suffragette PLUS the struggle of the York Suffragettes revealed through materials from York City Archive.
Sun, 6 Mar 2016
Massacre in the German forests, AD 9: Rome's Greatest Defeat
Ben Kane will talk about the dramatic events of AD 9, his research into the period, and about the battlefield that just might be the site of three Roman legions' destruction in Germany.
Tue, 5 Apr 2016

Mint Yard Lecture Series

Hats and Huts: Ladies of the YMCA
Join historian Sue McGeever as she discusses the little-known role of the ladies of the Women’s Auxiliary on the Western Front in the First World War.
Wed, 16 Mar 2016
The Surgeons and the Snatchers
Join Colin Sheppard as he explores ‘bodysnatching’ through the ages, with a focus upon the activities in York between 1760 and 1830.
Tue, 1 Nov 2016

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Susan currently teaches painting and drawing to a variety of art societies and groups throughout the North of England, plus a regular Summer School at Marlborough College.

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