Heart and Craft

Start: February 1, 2022
End: July 31, 2022
Duration: 6 months

Heart & Craft provides art activities for the over 65s in eight communities across North Yorkshire and is funded by The Postcode Neighbourhood Trust.

Throughout the project, members have the opportunity to explore a range of mediums through our friendly and relaxed activities. In the past we’ve explored drawing, jewellery making, fused glass techniques, ceramics, willow weaving, silk painting, printmaking and much more!

Where to join in:

All Heart and Craft sessions are run once a month at each venue until July 2022.

Sessay Village Hall, (YO7 3NQ) Mondays, 10am-12pm

Contact Carole. T: 07443 583050.

28th February / 28th March / 25th April / 23rd May / 20th June / 25th July

Kilburn Institute, (YO61 4AH) Mondays, 1.30pm-3.30pm

28th February / 28th March / 25th April / 23rd May / 20th June / 25th July

Topcliffe Village Hall, (YO7 3RJ) Tuesdays, 10am-12pm

Contact Judith. T: 01845 577911.

22nd February / 22nd March / 19th April / 17th May / 21st June / 19th July

Husthwaite Village Hall, (YO61 4PF) Tuesdays, 2pm-4pm

Contact Lynn. T: 07810263346.

15th and 22nd March / 19th April / 17th May / 21st June / 19th July

Borrowby Village Hall, (YO7 4QL) Wednesdays, 2pm-4pm

Contact Val. T: 07985216354

9th February / 9th March / 6th April / 4th May / 8th June / 6th July

The Courthouse, Thirsk, (YO7 1QS) Thursdays, 10.30am-12.30pm

Contact Sorcha. T: 01845 526536.

17th February / 24th March / 28th April / 26th May / 23rd June / 14th July

Ampleforth Village Hall, (YO62 4DU) Thursdays, 2pm-4pm

17th February / 24th March / 28th April / 26th May / 23rd June / 14th July

Stillington Village Hall, (YO61 1JX) Thursdays, 2pm-4pm

10th February / 10th March / 7th April / 12th May / 9th June / 7th July

Hear from our Heart & Crafters:

‘H’, an attendee of the Thirsk group, says…

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the silk painting yesterday. A whole new approach to art – I haven’t done anything as good in a long time! The tutor was excellent, very approachable and kind.

‘V’, venue leader for Borrowby, says…

Thank you again for this morning’s willow workshop – it was super! Everyone enjoyed it immensely and so appreciated the topical focus of stars. Thank you so much for the super organisation of these sessions!

‘T’, a recent attendee at Thirsk group, says…

Everyone was very impressed with my hippo – it has pride of place on my bookshelf! I want to keep my skills up. Thanks again – you’re doing a grand job!

‘Y’, venue leader for Stillington, says…

One member was so effusive about how good it was and the way things had been set out – she even requested a repeat session!

‘S’, a regular attendee at Thirsk and Borrowby, comments on her lockdown craft pack…

My craft pack was great to receive on a rainy day! Been collaging all afternoon and lost track of time – run out of glue! Great idea!

You can also view some of the brilliant previous Heart & Crafter’s creations below in our Virtual Exhibition.

Funders

Heart and Craft in supported by the Postcode Neighbourhood Trust, which is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

You can find out more at postcodeneighbourhoodtrust.org.uk and postcodelottery.co.uk.

An older woman smiling whilst using clay to make a boat sculpture

For more information about the project, please contact sorcha@ruralarts.org or call us on 01845 526 536.