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
June Tues 18th, 2-3pm: Kim Philpotts, Etching and Illustration
July Tues 9th, 2-3pm: Melissa Keskinkilinc, Hand-made glass and enamelling
Aug Tues 20th, 2-3pm: Anya Simmons, Painting with gesso, acrylics and coloured inks
Sept Tues 17th, 2-3pm: Studio Discovery session!
A chance to view the space and see how it could work for you
Oct Tues 15th, 2-3pm: Victoria Noyes, jewellery designer and maker (image above)
Nov Tues 19th, 2-3pm: Joanne Makin, printmaker and painter
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 and team-building.
Choose from the workshop programme below and discover your own style.
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.
Wednesday morning 'Creative Textile Club' with Deborah Collum, 10am-1pm, 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)
'Enamelling on Copper' with Melissa Keskinkilinc
Sat 12th Oct, 2pm-5pm, £35
Create a small picture or piece of jewellery with enamel powders and a kiln. A variety of techniques will be covered including sifting, stencilling, using decorative media and sgraffito to add finishes.
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!
Wed 13 Nov 6.30-8pm
Enjoy late-night gallery shopping with 10% discount on all purchases
Sun 10 Dec 2-4pm
View our Christmas exhibition and meet some of the artists
Painter and driftwood artist
Painter and Printmaker
Glass and Enamelled Artwork and Jewellery
Contact the gallery to discuss exhibiting with us!
Painter and Printmaker
Designer Craftsman, Wood Turner & Upcycler
Mixed Media artist
Selected artists' cards, ceramics and jewellery
Printmaker and Painter
Jewellery designer and maker
Mixed media artist
Ceramic scupture, jewellery and vases
Textile artist using felted imagery
Enamel bowls and jewellery