Courses & Workshops


We offer half or full day courses either in the Gallery or Spinning Mill Studios. Learn a new skill, rediscover an existing one and lose yourself for a few hours in the tranquil atmosphere of the Mill. All our courses are taught in small groups by experienced artists and makers, all of whom have exhibited with us and regularly teach. Courses include basic materials (or you can bring your own), refreshments (think cake!) and the full day ones include lunch and a glass of wine.

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July 2018

Wednesday Night Life

28th July 2018 @ 10:00 am - 26th August 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Sunny Bank Mills Gallery,
Sunny Bank Mills , Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom

Our Wednesday Night regular life class exhibit their work in the gallery. Life Class Live sessions will take place 1-3pm on Saturday 28th July and Sunday 29th August for you to get involved and have a go. Supported by funding from Leeds Inspired.  

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August 2018

Life Class Live with BSL Interpreter (August)

26th August 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunny Bank Mills Gallery,
Sunny Bank Mills , Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom

Have you ever wanted to have a go at life drawing? As part of our next exhibition, Wednesday Night Life, which features the work of our regular life drawing class, we will be hosting a Life Class Live event in the gallery! On Saturday 28th July to celebrate the launch of Wednesday Night life, join us from 1-3pm to have a go at life drawing. Model will be semi-clothed (tastefully draped!) all materials are provided and everyone is welcome to…

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September 2018

Fashion Illustration Course

6th September 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 20th September 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

Thursday Evenings 6/13/20th Sep 2018 7pm-9pm £55 Three week course to create and develop skills in transforming and illustrating the human form in a fashion/textiles context. Join us on this three week course (set over consecutive Thursday evenings) to learn how to develop your skills in fashion illustration taught by textile designer and lecturer Faye Hall. Fashion illustration is a different angle of drawing the human form, with more of a focus on creating interesting shapes, using colour and pattern,…

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Done up North: Intro to Furniture Painting

15th September 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

In this workshop Nicky from Done up North will take you through the process of painting furniture with a contemporary smooth finish, as well as techniques for creating decorative, geometric patterns in her distinctive style. This is a hands on workshop and you can either bring along a small piece of your own furniture to work on or we will provide you with a lovely large wooden box to paint and customise, which is yours to keep afterwards. (If you…

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Still Life Painting Course

18th September 2018 @ 10:00 am - 9th October 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

Tuesdays: September 18th, 25th, October 2nd and 9th – 10-1pm A 4-week Still Life course for Beginners and Improvers, led by artist Kim Coley The course will help you to develop techniques, concepts and practices using drawing, painting and multi media. Each week will consist of a series of practical exercises with individual tutoring, group discussion and reflections.   Week One The mimetic approach. Considering how different artists throughout the world have approached the subject of still life, past and…

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Done up North: Paint your kitchen beautiful with Fusion Mineral Paint

22nd September 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

If you are looking to give your kitchen a whole new look then this is the workshop for you. Simply bring along a cabinet door from your kitchen and learn how to prep & prime and then paint with a perfect smooth finish using Fusion Mineral Paint. We’ll have a large selection of the most popular shades for kitchen makeovers with us on the day so you can try before you buy and get an idea of what you like…

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November 2018

By Gum: Intro to Collagraph Printmaking

10th November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11th November 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

Spend two Saturdays in the Spinning Mill Studios with artist Laney Birkhead for an intro to Collagraph! November 10th and 17th 10-5pm Introduction to the amazing world of collagraph printmaking using card plates stencils and glues to create printing plates, which can be inked up in multiple ways. Create a range of colourful textured prints from simple materials and learn to ink up using intaglio methods and print on specialist papers. Materials charge £7.50 Refreshments provided. Book here: You can…

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