Time to get creative

Steve Gumbley's Drawing with Light and Shadows is one of the workshops
Steve Gumbley's Drawing with Light and Shadows is one of the workshops

Once again Northlight Art Studios are offering an exciting mix of creative day workshops for its Spring term.

These workshops, taking place on either Saturdays or Sundays are a great way to get experience new art forms, try out new techniques or build on your knowledge.

For the early part of the programme there’s a diverse mix of photography, writing, illustration and printmaking.

Tony O’Connell’s ‘I’ve Got a DSLR Help!’ on January 24 is aimed at new digital single lens reflex cameras and will help to demystify all the controls and get better pictures.

If you missed Steve Gumbley’s amazing ‘Drawing with Light and Shadows’ last year then there is another chance on January 31. Steve brings his experimental theatre background (IOU theatre) to deliver this workshop building images with cast shadows.

Writer Liz Flanagan will lead another ‘Writer’s Toolkit’ workshop on 1st February 1 – this time looking at structure and plot: essential ingredients for budding fiction writers. On February 7, illustrator Victoria Walker leads a new workshop introducing the world of illustration.

The rest of the term’s day workshop programme includes beginners’ printmaking, wool spinning , performance art, writing (dialogue and drama) and textile screen printing. The programme is sponsored by Calderdale Adult Learning.

This term has seen record numbers of students enrolling for regular weekly courses with 14 courses now running – most fully subscribed. Co-ordinator Don Myers says: “It’s great to see so many people wanting to ‘get creative’. We have seen our course programme growing steadily from year to year and now we have 140 regular students which is a testament to our excellent tutors”

To find out more about Northlight’s Day Workshop programme visit www.northlightstudio.co.uk , email info@northlightstudio.co.uk or ring Don Myers on 01422 843519