Northamptonshire art studio 'cannot wait to greet everybody back' after restrictions lift

"Now is a great time to start or restart your art journey and our experienced tutors are ready to help”

Monday, 17th May 2021, 10:56 am
Picture: Yardley Arts
Picture: Yardley Arts

Yardley Arts, the vibrant community arts centre run by volunteers based in the village of Yardley Hastings, is delighted to be reopening its doors on Tuesday, May 18.

It is offering a new programme of art courses and workshops covering life drawing, mixed media, lino cut printing, portrait painting, watercolours, sketchbook skills, jewellery making and photography. There are also open studio sessions and a Saturday children’s art club.

The sessions are guided by a group of local artists who are also experienced tutors, including Cathy Burnett, Sara Myers, Beccy Gillatt, Nicky Hunter, Tracey Sherwood, Cordell Garfield, Kat Lendacka, Chris Richbell, Emma Lindsey and Penny German. More experienced tutors are needed and they should get in touch via [email protected]

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Picture: Yardley Arts

These take place in the historic and spacious Old School Hall in the village which has two work areas, a garden and easy parking.

The sessions are aimed at all levels and experience, and beginners are warmly welcomed. Yardley Arts also reaches out into the local area to colleges, art societies and top those with special needs. In fact, Yardley Arts is featured within the new Social Prescribing My Healthy and Care Directory as art and wellbeing are recognised as very connected.

Also planned are art exhibitions, music and comedy evenings and the creation of an art garden.

The hall is also available for hire for art parties and cultural events by local organisations, companies and individuals.

Picture: Yardley Arts

Simon Barter of Yardley Arts, said: “The lockdown has created a big demand for our art courses and we cannot wait to greet everybody. Now is a great time to start or restart your art journey and our experienced tutors are ready to help”.

For more information, www.yardleyarts.org