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Textile printing at one of the Back Door courses at Northlight Art Studios
Textile printing at one of the Back Door courses at Northlight Art Studios

Over the last four years Northlight has developed a consistently engaging programme of art and craft related classes and workshops with its flagship “Art for the Terrified” class, still as popular as ever.

If you want to find out just how terrified you are, there’s an “Art for the Terrified” taster day workshop on Saturday, September 7, led by new Back Door tutor Tina Foran.

September sees the start of a new year of creative education with an even more comprehensive programme and some new additions. The autumn term starts on September 16, with an enrolment and finding out day on Wednesday, September 11 (2pm to 8pm).

New for this term are the “Drawing Concerns” evening class with James Fearon that will tackle drawing in broad terms including some life drawing; a new “Creative Textiles” evening class with textile artist Sally Darlington; and “Cutting Edge” - making idiosyncratic paper crafts - with Lizzie and Louise Lockhart. These new classes will run alongside the existing “Art for the Terrified” and “Less Terrified” classes, the “Art Toolkit”, “Oil Painting” and “Ceramics Workshop” courses.

The day workshop programme will include new drawing days led by well-known regional artists. These days will focus on very diverse approaches to drawing and will connect with the artist’s own work. Illustrator Simon Manfield will lead a “Classical Figure Drawing” day and painter Petra McCarthy will lead an experimental drawing day based on maps and mapping. Also programmed for this term are colour, batik, mosaic, textile printing, lino printing and willow sculpture workshops.

- To find out more or book, visit, email or ring 01422 843519.