12th-20th October 2019    

Open studios, poetry reading, workshops, collections, life drawing, degree students at work... all part of the Arts Trail week

 See published art trail information or scroll down this page


Exhibition 2019 Art Trail: 

Preview Evg : Fri 11th October 2019

An exhibition of work by all of the artists taking part in the trail plus special guest, William Tillyer who will be available to talk about his work. Please join us for a glass of wine 6-8pm.

The exhibition will be open for the full 9 days, including during the week. Undergraduates from Manchester School of Art will also be in residence in the building.

Horton Old School

All studios and exhibitions are open weekends 10am-5pm.

NB. Doris Ruhr and Kevin Brown have reduced hours, please see their entries for details.

To see who is taking part in Open studios please look at the artists page of the website and collect your brochure to plan your visits.

12 Oct 5-6.30pm

Poetry reading and film

-a chance to hear poetry written by Anna Adams & see the film 'Norman Adams- Painter' made by Francs Dobbs in 1975.

 Norman Adams' studio, Butts, Horton-in-Ribblesdale

13 Oct 7.30pm

Poetry with Suki the Life Model- 'Suki' (Sue Vickerman's created character) will read from her poetry and prose addressing 'the male gaze' & more in this informal soiree with refreshments at 6 Commercial St, Upper Settle, BD 24 9HP

14 Oct 12-4pm & 20 Oct 10am-5pm

Drop-in 'Collections' at Horton Station: members of the public are invited to come and talk to the artists about their own collecting and collections. Please feel free to bring examples of your collections for photographing. This will be documented and added to the project.

19 Oct 6-8pm

End of Residency Show at Horton Old School: An opportunity to see work created by the Fine Art students from Manchester School of Art who have been Artists-in -residence throughout the Arts Trail.

19 Oct: Tutored life drawing

In conjunction with Suki the Life Model‘s multi-media exhibition (6 Commercial St, Settle) a life-drawing event with 'Suki', tutored by Sam Dalby RP, will take place on Saturday 19th October at the Settle Stories premises from 4-6pm and 7-9pm. 


100 % of proceeds will go via the network 'Artists Unite to End FGM‘ (Female Genital Mutilation) to the charity FORWARD: Foundation for Women‘s Health Research and Development, which is committed to gender equality and safeguarding the rights of African girls and women. 


Refreshments and some materials and easels provided, participants also welcome to bring their own.

£30 per session or £50 for both sessions.

Please note as this is for charity it is non-refundable in the event of cancellation.

12-20th October: Residency

Throughout the week Horton Old School will be open 10am-5pm for the exhibition of artists' work, including the suite of prints by Wiliam Tillyer and the residency by Manchester School of Art Fine Art students who will be working in response to the local environment.

Call in and see them and ask them about their work and ideas, then come and see their final exhibition on the Saturday evening.


Many of the artists run workshops during the year, but these ones are at a special Three Peaks Art Trail rate to get more people involved in creating.

Please note: Unfortunately due to the need to pay the artists for running the workshops and the fact that these are not subsidised, just as cheap as possible for you, cancellations are non-refundable.

Landscape Painting with Oils & Cold Wax

Horton Old School

Monday 14 Oct, 10-12pm £15 with Penny Hunt

Working from photographs of the local wild flowers on the roadside verges you will be shown how to use rollers and palette knives to build up layers of oil paint and cold wax to create textural atmospheric paintings with Penny Hunt.


This is suitable for anyone regardless of painting experience.

Drypoint Workshop

Horton Old School

Tuesday 15 Oct, 2-4pm £15 with Penny Hunt

Using the local wild flowers in the roadside verges as inspiration, learn how to design, scratch, ink and wipe your own drypoint plate ready for printing on an etching press with Penny Hunt.




Watercolour Washes and Textures

Horton Old School

Wednesday 16 Oct, 2-4pm £15 with Kevin Brown

The course will aim to introduce participants to the basics of watercolour and some of the techniques that painter Kevin Brown uses to create the impression of texture in his paintings Materials will be included but where possible participants should bring their own brushes, paints, pencils etc.

Natural Pottery Workshop

Horton Old School

Thursday 17th Oct, 10-12pm £15 with Rachel Whitfield

Join local potter Rachel Whitfield for a morning making hand-built bowls using stoneware clay, to be decorated with local plants and objects and finished with local natural glazes.

Monoprinting from Nature

Horton Old School

Friday 18th Oct, 10-12pm £15 with Hester Cox

Join local printmaker Hester Cox on a workshop where you will learn the basics of monoprinting from nature using leaves, feathers and other found objects. Hester will show you how to combine these with stencils to create colourful and textured prints that reflect the wonderful natural history of the Yorkshire Dales.

Don't forget to book the tutored life drawing classes in the box above too!

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