17th July 2023

The natural world offers a great source of inspiration so, whether you're looking to try something new, or already a seasoned creative, why not sign up for a relaxed, friendly workshop in Bowland this August?


Wednesday 9th August, 3.30-4.30pm


Carla Gebhard Watercolours Poster

£12 per child

Artist, Carla Gebhard, is offering watercolour workshops especially for children aged four to 10 years old. Based at lovely Wyresdale Park, Carla's session will focus on creativity and fun – great for accompanied children of all abilities. Places for the hour-long workshop are limited, so early booking is recommended.

For more information, or to book a place, please email


Friday 11th August, 1-4pm


Meadow Rug Making

£15 per person

Experienced mixed media textile artist, Kit Wood, will be demonstrating the traditional technique of rug hooking. Kit is passionate about keeping crafts inclusive and using recycled and raw materials that would otherwise have been disposed of.  A great chance to take away your very own miniature "proddy" rug filled with flowers, bees, or whatever takes your imagination!

Under 18s need to be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, or to book a place, please email or phone 07973 923142.


Tuesday 15th August, 9.30am-12.30pm

Gisburn ForestSmartphone nature photography with Mark Sutcliffe

£10 per person

Bowland is a photographer's paradise, with something new round every corner. If you'd like to capture some of the beauty of this wonderful area on your smartphone, but don't quite know where to start, why not join this this half day workshop where local photographer, Mark Sutcliffe, will be offering lots of hints & tips on getting the best shots in the landscape?

Under 18s need to be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, or to book a place, please email or phone 07973 923142.


Sunday 20th August, 2-5pm


Litho Print with Nita Burrows

£15 per person

Let your creativity blossom on this hay time-themed workshop with print maker, Nita Burrows. Focusing on field patterns and field barns, and adding meadow flower colour and motifs, Nita will guide you through the magic of the printmaking process. Enjoy an afternoon discovering intaglio printmaking and drypoint etching, with a mix of other process to add colour,  and go home with your very own interpretation of Bowland's hay time heritage.

Suitable for adults and accompanied children of 11 years old and over.

For more information, or to book a place, please email or phone 07973 923142.

For those looking for a little creative motivation ahead of the workshops, Maiden Bridge Arts Centre's Tateham Modern Art Exhibition will continue on Saturdays and Sundays until the 30th July. Located near Bentham, this free-entry exhibition involves 25 artists showing painting, sculpture, ceramics and textiles. Details are available from

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