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Event: Print Sprint

Rural Arts Thirsk
Saturday 16th February

This exciting event will be run by members of our Open Printmaking studio. Join them for a day of demonstrations and exhibitions and workshops for all the family and have a go at simple relief and intaglio printmaking!

Workshops will be running throughout the day, and will include introductions to Collograph, Monoprinting, Tetrapack Intaglio, Relief Printing and Thin Plastic Intaglio. 

Collograph Prints (1 hr 15mins) - Morning Workshop 

Exploring Intaglio (1 hr 15mins) - Morning Workshop

Monoprinting Methods (1 hr 15mins) - Afternoon Workshop

Linocutting Techniques (1 hr 15 mins) - Afternoon Workshop  

Workshop tickets: All day tickets provide access to all 4 workshops listed above. Morning tickets will enable you to access the Collograph and Intaglio workshop. These workshops are better suited for adults wanting to explore print.

Free entry tickets: Our free entry tickets are aimed at families with young children, to provide you with the option to explore simple printmaking activities such as monoprinting and block or relief printing. We welcome all ages to the event!

Please bring: suitable clothing, aprons or gloves, as printmaking can get messy! 

Please register at the reception as you arrive, in order to collect your wristbands.


Please note: physical tickets will not be issued. Please use your order confirmation email as proof of purchase.

Morning workshops (10am-1pm) Collagraph and Intaglio
Morning Workshops (including materials) 15.00
Watch demonstrations and have a go for free (1.30pm-4pm)
Free Afternoon Ticket (aimed at families) 0.00
All Day Workshops (10am-4pm) Collagraph, Intaglio, Lino and Monoprinting.
All Day Workshops (including materials) 20.00

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 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

Rural Arts is in The Courthouse, Thirsk. It is a short walk from the market place, and is located on Westgate. Walking out of the market place towards the Ritz Cinema, turn right, pass Thirsk Town Hall on the left, and Calverts Carpets on the right, and Rural Arts is situated 20metres down on the left hand side.

Coming from Tesco, head to the mini roundabout to the right of Tesco fuel station. At the mini roundabout turn left, and Rural Arts is across the road from here.

  • 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: Print Sprint

Event: Print Sprint
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