Monday, 25 April 2011


SEW MAKE PAINT is a new programme of textile art workshops for anyone wanting to learn a new craft, improve their skills or just have a jolly good time.   The first workshop of the programme is Wax Batik on   Saturday 21 May 10am to 12 noon at  All Saints Church House, Church Street, Ilkley
Cost: £15 + £5 for materials

Create a beautiful piece of printed art on paper and silk with the ancient craft of wax batik.  Using tjaps and   tjantings, you can make repeat print patterns, abstracts or realistic artworks.
Skill level: all levels from beginner to experienced

STOP PRESS: sign up for our Silk Shibori Workshop on Saturday 23 July and get another workshop for free.  Book your place on our one day Shibori Workshop and you can join another workshop in this programme for free.  Just tell us your preference when booking. 

 To book your place or find out more please contact or Tel: 01535 654026

Friday, 15 April 2011

Cutting Edge - Designer Katie Heeks

Rainforest Garden
Rainforest Garden

Katie Heeks is a designer-maker from The Wirral who recently graduated from Derby University. She specialises in laser cut birchwood designs to create lighting, mirrors and dioramas.
Katie's dioramas depict flora and fauna silhouettes cut from birch and laminated with textiles. The attention to detail is wonderful and each piece is individually made. Here's what Katie says about her work.
"My work is.....a little world dedicated to people's interests and passions, whether it's animals, music or even gardening, almost anything can be incorporated into these magical worlds". 

Find out more about Katie's work and where she will be exhibiting by visiting her website 

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Art@Central Hall

Central Hall, Keighley's newest Community Resource Centre, will be hosting its first art exhibition, showcasing six local artists. 
Displayed in Cafe Central, the exhibition includes paintings, photographs, mixed media and printmaking.
Littondale - Sunshine and Shadow by Martin Williamson

Exhibition starts on Monday 18 April to Friday 6 May
Central Hall Opening times: 9am to 4pm 
Monday - Friday
 Alice Street, Keighley BD21 3JD

Contact Central Hall: 01535 612500

View from Pen-y-ghent by Martin Priestley

Exhibiting Artists are Martin Priestley (photographer) Farooq Rehmat (fine artist) June Russell (printmaker) Nicola Smith (illustrator) Kath Tarpy (fine artist) and Martin Williamson (painter)
Black Prince by Kath Tarpy
Farooq Rehmat
What else does Central Hall offer? Meeting rooms and conference room for hire, free wifi and Cafe Central. To find out more contact us 01535 612500 or visit
Free Bird by Nicola Smith
Hedgerows at Cowgill by June Russell