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Open art sessions in Skipton for all abilities, your art your way guided by Kate


About the Course

Open Art Sessions... are open to all abilities and all mediums (with the exception of oils) and run each Wednesday except over Christmas/New Year

CoVid19 update!
There may be one or two sessions in December if the lockdown is lifted, please see my website for the full schedule of dates

There is a free car park directly across from the Village Hall

All artists work on what they find inspiring with guidance given by Kate.
Places are limited to 8 maximum (currently) to ensure the group remains small enough to be friendly and ensure everyone has plenty of support.

Experimentation is encouraged for the brave but not required! Most artists will begin to 'go for it' once they have settled in, however, these sessions are 'yours' and every artist progresses at their own pace.

It is a painless way to absorb information and develop skills, find your own style, make new friends and enjoy yourself!

Booking is essential, payment is required at the time of booking. Regular attendance is not required, however, refunds can't be given once you have booked but substitutions are welcome allowing you to retrieve your payment from them!

Weekly in advance £13.50

There are sometimes one or two places available so please contact me if you would like to join us via the 'Ask a Question' button.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Since all artists are working on their own projects, materials are not provided for these sessions.

CoVid19 Update
Hand sanitiser or soap to be used on entry
Sadly refreshments are no longer provided so please bring your own.
Social distancing is in place with only 1 one artist per 6ft table in a large hall, although that means plenty of room to spread out!
Each table is sanitised between sessions, chairs are rotated between sessions and one way system is in place with artists entering and leaving the building by separate doors. No entrance permitted to anyone outside each group.


Kate West at Kate West
Embsay with Eastby Village Hall
Main Street
Embsay, Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 6RE
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2 hours (1:00pm to 3:00pm)

Next available date

6th January 2021

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users

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Art and painting has come to life for a true beginner with the patience and knowledge of a very understanding tutor. Kate has been amazing and the classes a joy to attend.

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This is a wonderful course. I have learned so much and produced work that I would never have thought possible, improving all the time. Thank you Katy.

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