FREE Activities at Open Studios

FREE workshops and activities at Open Studios 17 - 19 November 2017

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.

Exchange Place Studios

  • 'Weave with wire' with Claire Lee: 12pm-3pm Saturday and Sunday

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 printing' with Frances Lewis: 12-3 Saturday and Sunday

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.

Persistence Works Studios

  • Giant wall based drawing with Ellie Somerset: 11am-4pm Saturday and Sunday

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.

  • Festive Decoration making with Silversmith Starter Studios: 11am-4pm Saturday and Sunday

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.

Manor Oaks Studios

  • Image transfer and peg planes with My Arty Party: 11am-4pm Saturday and Sunday

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.

  • Have a go on a pottery wheel with Matt Calder, and try out different types of mono printing with Rebecca Brown: 11am-4pm Saturday and Sunday

New starter studio holders Rebecca and Matt will be on hand to demonstrate their techniques and for you to try your hand at.

  • Late night activities - open til 7pm Saturday

Manor Oaks will be open late again this year: expect craft demonstrations, a roaring fire, pole lathing, woodwork and plenty of festive cheer.

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