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POSTPONED: A Taste of Art: Drypoint etching - country life (20th Jan)

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POSTPONED: A Taste of Art: Drypoint etching - country life (20th Jan)

The Courthouse Thirsk
Wednesday 20th January

Please note: This event has been postponed due to lockdown. If you have a booking, you will be contacted with a rescheduled date and details.

With all materials included and each workshop suitable for beginners, our Wednesday morning Taste Of... sessions give the perfect introduction to a range of artistic styles and techniques.

In this workshop you will produce a drypoint design, choosing from rural or agricultural inspiration. You will use an etching tool to scratch your design onto a plastic plate and then you will be able to make a small edition of prints approx. A5 size using the etching press and a range of coloured oil-based inks.

You are welcome to bring your own ideas and inspiration or a suitable drawing that can be transferred onto your plate. 

Suitable For: All abilities.

Materials: All materials provided.

Other Info:

  • Please bring an apron or wear old clothing.
  • Please note we do not issue physical tickets, please use your email confirmation as proof of purchase.


COVID-19 Secure Guidelines

Wearing a face covering during workshops at The Courthouse is mandatory, unless you are exempt.

Donate (min. £1.50) to Rural Arts and use one of our high-grade, CE-certified acrylic face shields.

They’re sanitised and quarantined between uses for your safety and peace of mind.



Wednesday 20th January, 10.30am-1.30pm , Rural Arts, The Courthouse Tickets Available: 9

'Taste of Art' workshops are creative sessions that are friendly, informal and good fun and aim to provide an introduction to a technique or art form. Lasting an hour and a half they are run by qualified tutors and artists and aim to give you an insight into a craft and inspire you to do more.

You don't have to be a creative person to take part as the sessions are aimed at all levels and the focus is on experimentation. Most of our sessions use materials and equipment that are accessible and low cost and we always try to provide ceramic activities that utilise our kiln.

'Taste Of Art' sessions will provide you with an opportunity to make new friends and meet up with other budding creatives.

'Taste of Art' sessions run during the school term and a detailed programme is released on this website.

Please bring an apron. 


Disability Access

Car Parking

The Courthouse offers disabled parking for Blue Badge owners. If you will be needing to use the disabled parking please contact us prior to arrival so we can reserve you a place in our carpark. 

Wheel Chair Access

The Courthouse has wheel chair access into, and throughout, the building. There is a lift providing access to the second floor and disabled toilet.

If you are coming to a workshop or performance please let us know in advance so we can allocate a space for you in the audience or studio.


If you have purchased a place on a workshop or to one of our performances at The Courthouse and are bringing a carer with you, please let us know when you book your place. Carers are welcome to attend the activity, but if they wish to participate they will need to book a place. 

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs are allowed in the building.


How To Find The Venue

Planning Your Visit

  • A short walk from Thirsk Market Place
  • Local parking
  • Disabled parking, access and toilet
  • Games, books and activities for children
  • Children’s menu
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chair

POSTPONED: A Taste of Art: Drypoint etching - country life (20th Jan)

POSTPONED: A Taste of Art: Drypoint etching - country life (20th Jan)
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