The Courtyard Gallery
The gallery is run as a Community Interest Company (CIC) and is a vibrant community arts space, putting you in touch with local artists and local arts resources. The gallery exhibits the work of twenty local artists who take turns in stewarding the gallery, and offer both a friendly welcome as well as information about the artists and their processes.
You will find a wide selection of affordable local creative work here, from artist-made cards and gifts to original contemporary art for your home and garden.
Are you an artist looking for somewhere to work away from home? Or perhaps you are looking for a prime location from which to run your own workshops?
The Courtyard Gallery is offering studio spaces in the unit adjacent to the gallery at a daily rate of £10 or a weekly rate of £60. The space for running your own creative workshops costs just £12 per hour.
For further information on either of these opportunities, contact Kate Wiltshire on 07858 983510 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about the artists and their inspiration in these
FREE one-hour demo sessions
Just drop in and learn more about the variety of techniques used by the gallery's artists
January Sunday 19th, 2-3pm: Jacqui Smithson, wet felting and paper
making (image above)
February Sunday 16th, 2-3pm: Delphine Brooks, needle felting
March Sunday 15th, 2-3pm: Kate Wiltshire, watercolour painting
April Sunday 19th, 2-3pm: Howard Lucas, finished wood effects
May Sunday 17th, 2-3pm: Karen Kemp Hall, repurposed books
June Sunday 14th, 2-3pm: Robin Wade, Clayworks
Make your own frameable textiles picture in this fun and creative one-day workshop using fabric and stitch. Suitable for all abilities, no sewing machines necessary and all materials provided.
£65 per person, 10.30am-3.30pm
Mon 24 Feb, Mon 23 Mar and Mon 20 April
To book your place, email email@example.com or pop into the gallery. (All workshop places to be paid for in advance.)
Saturday morning 'Studio Workshop' with Kate Wiltshire, 10am-12pm, £10 Expertly guided by Kate, this drop-in workshop offers you the chance to find a bit of personal space to develop your personal image-making style using acrylics and watercolours.
Thursday morning 'Art for Me' Workshop with Kate Wiltshire, 10am-12pm, £10 An informal drop-in session exploring the healing power of being creative through developing images using different materials.
JUNIOR PRINT CLUB First Sunday of each month. 1pm-3.30pm. £12 per session, £20 for two. Explore a variety of print processes and make your own puppets, gift cards and wrap, beads, masks and head dresses. Materials provided. Bring a grown-up!
Exclusive workshop sessions with personalised guidance. These small group sessions will offer you a chance to develop a very personal creative journey, with the expertise of our talented artists in a friendly and inspirational setting.
Felted 3-D Vessels and Forms Workshop, Tuesday March 24th, 10am - 1:30pm, £45
Learn how to make a small vessel/bowl with the design and colours of your choice, using merino wool. Previous experience of felting is an advantage, but is not essential. Materials provided. With JACQUI SMITHSON.
Wet felting a scarf with silk chiffon - Nuno technique. Tuesday April 21st, 10:30am-3:00pm, £65
Learn how to make a beautiful scarf using the Nuno felting technique. Using the colours of your choice, you will be shown how to lay your design then work your fibres, silks, and threads through the silk chiffon. Materials provided. With JACQUI SMITHSON.
Fused Glass Workshop, Saturday February 22nd, 1pm-3pm, £40
Learn how to create a fused glass picture or tea light. Equipment and materials provided. With MELISSA KESKINKILINCK
Enamelling on Copper, Saturday March 28th, 1pm-3pm, £40
Learn how to enamel a small picture or piece of jewellery that you can take home on the day. Equipment, kiln, and materials provided. With MELISSA KESKINKILINCK
For more information and booking, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
GIFT & WORKSHOP TOKENS
Looking for a unique present for someone special, but prefer to let them choose it for themselves?
The perfect solution is a 'gallery gift token', which are on sale at values between £10 and £150.
Or how about introducing someone to a new craft from the workshop programme we are offering? Buy a 'workshop gift token' to cover the cost of one of our artist-led workshops and give someone a brilliant surprise gift. Just ask in the gallery!
Painter and driftwood artist
Painter and Printmaker
Glass and Enamelled Artwork and Jewellery
Painter and Printmaker
Designer Craftsman, Wood Turner & Upcycler
Mixed Media artist
Selected artists' cards, ceramics and jewellery
Jewellery designer and maker
Ceramic scupture, jewellery and vases
Textile artist using felted imagery
Enamel bowls and jewellery