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Event: WISE - Fossils and Dinosaurs Ceramics

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Event: WISE - Fossils and Dinosaurs Ceramics

The Courthouse Thirsk
Saturday 7th March

Join us for our special event, WISE: Women in Science Everywhere - A fun day of family workshops, each inspired by a woman who made a significant impact in the world of science. Celebrating British Science Week and International Women’s Day.

This family friendly event will be run by a number of our in-house tutors, as well as our Arts Collective members. Choose from ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and collage, or come along to all of them! Each workshop will be inspired by a female who made a significant change in the science world. 

Choose from a range of workshops:


10am - 11am

Fossils and dinosaurs ceramics inspired by Mary Anning, Palaeontologist

11.30am – 12.30pm

3-D DNA hanging decorations inspired by Rosalind Franklin, Chemist


1.30pm – 2.30 pm

Chimpanzee jungle collage inspired by Jane Goodall, Primatologist

3pm – 4pm

Moon, rocket and astronaut prints inspired by Valentina Tershkova, Astronaut and the first woman in space.


Suitable For: All abilities

Materials: All materials and equipment will be provided. Please bring suitable clothing and gloves if you wish to print, as ink may stain. Please also bring along an apron for ceramics.

Extra Info: 

  • Please register at the reception as you arrive.
  • We do not use paper tickets, please use your email confirmation as proof of purchase.
Saturday 7th March, 10am - 11am, Rural Arts Thirsk Tickets Available: 1

Workshops at Rural Arts give you the opportunity to learn or develop an artistic skill in a relaxed, creative environment and are all suitable for beginners. Our tutors are friendly, passionate and have lots of experience and knowledge to share with you. We want your day with us to be relaxed, offering you a bit of escapism and the chance to get to know like-minded people (plus there’s the bonus of getting to take something you have lovingly made home with you!).

Get to know others in the group whilst enjoying a drink in the Rural Arts Café before heading through to the workshop to start getting creative! The Café will be open throughout the day for you to get drinks and delicious lunches and cakes. Visit the café page to view our menu.

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 wheelchair access into, and throughout, the building. There is a lift providing access to the second floor and a 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


Event: WISE - Fossils and Dinosaurs Ceramics

Event: WISE - Fossils and Dinosaurs Ceramics
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