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? Or perhaps you are looking for a prime location from which to run your own workshops?
The Courtyard Gallery has expanded and is now offering studio spaces in the unit adjacent to the gallery at a daily rate of £10 or a weekly rate of £60.
Also for hire is a space for running your own creative workshops: £12 per hour.
For further information on either of these opportunities, contact Kate Wiltshire on 07858 983510 or email@example.com
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
June Tues 18th, 2-3pm: Kim Philpotts, Etching and Illustration (image: 'Let's Dance')
July Tues 9th, 2-3pm: Melissa Keskinkilinc, Hand-made glass and enamelling
Aug Tues 20th, 2-3pm: Anya Simmons, Painting with gesso, acrylics and colured inks
Sept Tues 17th, 2-3pm: Lizzie Bentley, Digital Printing
Oct Tues 15th, 2-3pm: Huw Grantham, Oil painting and mixed media
Nov Tues 19th, 2-3pm: Joanne Makin, Painter and Printmaker
Dec Tues 9th, 2-3pm: Clare Pentlow, Finely cut and sculpted paper
Artist-led Workshop Sessions in the Courtyard Arts Studio
Exclusive workshop sessions with personalised guidance. Have fun and release your inner creative spirit with the expertise of our talented artists. We can organise customised sessions for groups of 6+ too, perfect for Hen Parties. Choose from the workshop programme below and discover your own style.
To book your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into the gallery. (All workshop places to be paid for in advance.)
'Portraits in Acrylic' Fri 21 June
Kate will encourage you to find the joy of painting unselfconsciously, inspiring you to experiment and follow the creative process.
Jacqui will be teaching the technique of 3D wet felting whilst incorporating threads, silks and other fabrics into the process. You will be guided from start to finish to make a small vessel/bowl with the design and colours of your choice. All materials will be provided, but if you have any interesting threads that you would like to incorporate please bring them along. Previous felting experience an advantage but not essential.
In this fun one-day workshop you will use a range of materials and techniques to create your own frameable textiles landscape. No previous experience or sewing machines required, just enthusiasm.
Saturday morning 'Studio Workshop' with Kate Wiltshire, 10am-12pm, £10
Expertly guided by Kate, this workshop offers you the chance to find a bit of personal space to develop your personal image-making style using acrylics and watercolours.
Tuesday morning 'Art for Me' Workshop with Kate Wiltshire, 10am-12pm, £10
An informal session exploring the healing power of being creative through developing images using different materials.
Wednesday morning 'Creative Textile Club' with Deborah Collum, 10am-2pm, starting 11 September. £28 per session or £150 for 6 sessions
Explore a range of art techniques including print, stitch and fabric collage over 6 weeks before creating your own framed work. (Image: Collage by Deborah Collum)
'Wet Felting' with Jacqui Smithson
3rd and 31st July, 10am-1pm, £35
Explore the wet felting technique incorprating silks and fabrics to create colourful textured images. Materials provided. (Bring a small towel, rubber gloves and a plastic bag to take work home in.)
'Needle Felting' with Jacqui Smithson
17th July, 10am-1pm, £35
Create images with vibrant Merino woool and threads. Materials provided.
'Wet Felting a Picture' with Jacqui Smithson
14th August, 10.30am-12.30pm. Adult £25, Child £15 (min age 9 years)
Spend creative time with your children and make fabulous pictures in felt using Merino wool, threads and fibres. (Note: Children must bring a parent!)
'Creative Textile Day' with Deborah Collum
7th Sept, 10.30am-3.30pm, £65
Learn a variety of skills on this full-day workshop. Bring your own lunch or treat yourself at the Lime Tree Restaurant in the Garden Centre.
'Glass Slumping' with Melissa Keskinkilinc
14th Sept, 2pm-5pm, £35
'Enamelling on Copper' with Melissa Keskinkilinc
12th Oct, 2pm-5pm, £35
Warwickshire Open Studios
15-30 June 2019
We are delighted to be taking part once again in the annual Warwickshire Open Studios. This is a great opportunity to explore the county's creative variety, and exhibiting at the gallery this year are printmakers Joanne Makin and Kim Philpotts, and ceramicist Robin Wade.
6-9pm, 26 June 2019
Stratford Garden Centre celebrates summer with this special late-night opening featuring food, drink, entertainment and special offers.
The gallery will be staying open to welcome you too, so please drop in to see our current exhibition and enjoy a glass of something fizzy with us!
Glass and Enamelled Artwork and Jewellery
Painter & Printmaker
Printmaker & Painter
Painter & Driftwood Artist
Textile & Mixed Media Design
Painter & Printmaker
Wood Design incl upcycling
Painter & Printmaker
Textile artist using Felted imagery
Painter - landscapes and life drawing
Selected artists' Jewellery, Ceramics & Cards
Enamel Bowls and Jewellery
Ceramic Sculpture, Vases and Jewellery