Open Studios Weekend 21-23 November

This weekend over 100 of our professional artists and makers will open their Sheffield studios to the public - you can find out who will be opening here.

Come along and join us for this free event. There will be pop up cafes at Persistence Works and Exchange Place Studios (wine and mince pies on Friday, tea and cakes on Saturday) and at Manor Oaks Studios the farm shop and cafe will be open. Follow us on Twitter @YArtspace to keep up with the latest news.

Friday activities for all ages; At Exchange Place Studios Farrago Artists will install a series of hives and brood frames to guide your waggledance through the busy bees in their studios, Jane Huws will have a loom set up for visitors to try out and Joanne Badger will be instructing Sleeping Beauties in the art of spinning. Plus Henk Littlewood will be carving a nice big piece of Sycamore for our new entrance sign.   At Persistence Works Jason Thomson will be carving his commission for Concord Park and Coralie Turpin will be demonstrating mosaic sculptures for home or garden.   

Saturday activities for all ages; At Persistence Works Studio Binky will revisiting their hugely successful Pub Scrawl, turning the Atrium in to a giant 3D Sheffield Colouring book complete with rainbow, trees and alpacas, of course! Brain Holland will be offering visitors a chance to model a tile inspired by their visit to Open Studios. And furniture maker Anna Childs will be offering children the chance to make a wooden Star Tree Decoration.  At Manor Oaks Studios we present the 'Cabinet of Curiosities' 11am-4pm inspired by objects from Sheffield Manor Lodge's  Traditional Heritage Collection : artboat will be offering a block printing workshop on a variety of papers to make a simple book and ceramic artists Mike Scown & Victoria Dawes will be offering a chance for visitors to carve simple patterns onto tiles or pots which will then be raku fired to reveal dramatic black and white smoky surfaces.  At Exchange Place Studios Farrago Artists will install a series of hives and brood frames to guide your waggledance through the busy bees in their studios, Jane Huws will have a loom set up for visitors to try out and Joanne Badger will be instructing Sleeping Beauties in the art of spinning. Make a Christmas wreath with Henk Littlewood using a woven Hazel frame and seasonal berries and greenery (small charge).

Sunday Activities for all ages; at Manor Oaks Studios meet artist in residence Emilie Taylor to hear about her residency between two famous estates - Chatsworth and Manor - a short film about the residency and an artist talk takes place at 2pm with no need to book.   See Emilie's new Harvest Jugs, on show outside Chatsworth House for the first time.Ceramic artist Mike Scown will again be offering to decorate your own pot to be raku fired, at £5 per pot while stocks last, and demonstrating the raku process. 

Friday 21st November \ 5.30pm—9pm Persistence Works 21 Brown Street, S1 2BS and
Exchange Place Studios, Exchange St, S2 5TR
Saturday 22nd November \ 11am—5pm Persistence Works Exchange Place Studios and Manor Oaks Studios, 389 Manor Lane, S2 1UL Sunday 23rd November \ 11am—5pm Manor Oaks Studios only