Life drawing workshops

Join us on Friday mornings for life drawing workshops with artist Nicola Turner. These are six week courses or you can book individual workshops. Our beginner friendly workshops are an opportunity to develop your observation and drawing skills, working with a professional artist and a model (male and female). We provide all materials, easels and refreshments, and you can access as much guidance from the tutor as you wish.

Course one: 18 January, 25 January, 8 February, 15 February, 22 February, 1 March from 10.30am until 12:30pm (no session on 1 February).

Course two: 8 March, 15 March, 22 March, 29 March, 5 April, 12 April from 10.30am until 12.30pm.

All classes take place in the Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate HG1 2SA.

The fee for the whole six week course is £120 or for individual classes £22.00 per class.

Please call 01423 556188 or email museums@harrogate.gov.uk.


Spark! Art workshops for adults

Join us on Friday afternoons for a six week course of art workshops with artist Nicola Turner. This is your chance to stretch your creative muscles, exploring and experimenting with drawing, mark-making and some simple print techniques.

Course one: 18 January, 25 January, 8 February, 15 February, 22 February, 1 March from 1.30pm until 3.30pm (no session on 1 February).

Course two: 8 March, 15 March, 22 March, 29 March, 5 April, 12 April from 1.30pm until 3.30pm.

We provide all materials and refreshments. All classes take place in the Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate HG2 0LW.

Fee for the whole six week course is £80, booking for individual classes is £15 per class.

Please call 01423 556188 or email museums@harrogate.gov.uk.


Saturday art club

Saturday art club is for young people aged 10 years and over who enjoy painting, drawing and making things. Each six week course involves working with different artists, learning creative skills and experimenting with new materials. You'll be inspired by works of art in the gallery and develop confidence in your own work.

Course one: 19 January, 26 January, 2 February, 9 February, 16 February, 23 February from 10.30am to 12pm - fully booked

Course two: 9 March, 16 March, 23 March, 30 March, 6 April, 13 April from 10.30am to 12pm - last few places available

Each six week course costs £70.00 inclusive of all materials and refreshments.

To book please call 01423 556188.


Feely Fridays

£30 for a group of up to 10 people.
Call us to find out more and to make a booking

One-hour handling sessions for groups

We want your community group to enjoy a hands-on experience that explores stories from Harrogate's history and delves into our museum collections.

We run handling sessions using our 'object boxes' with themes such as Victorian daily life, the Sixties, archaeology and Egyptology, to get you thinking, talking and discovering.

We offer bespoke themes to suit your group's interests, or you can just dive in and investigate our 'Mystery Object' boxes.

Page last updated 17/12/2018