CACA UK Visits: The Artworks, UK

Today we had the pleasure of visiting The Artworks in Halifax, UK. As stated on the sign, The Artworks is ‘The everybody Art school’ with classes covering everything from painting and drawing to letterpress printing and ceramics – open to all skill levels and ages. We got to see Director Peter Stanyer delivering a drawing workshop with beginner students producing some impressive abstract pieces using geometric shapes.

Peter is the author of several comprehensive drawing books and he gave us some insights into the importance of understanding the many styles of drawing and the techniques involved, an accomplished teacher his methods are clearly successful – reflected in the stunning and varied work we saw by current and past students.

Other tutors include Artist John Ross and Print-maker Terry Collins.

The Artworks comprises a floor of Artist studios, a gallery space and programmes of workshops in the first floor studios. The gallery opened with a show by famed illustrator Ralph Steadman, the patron of the space is children’s illustrator Quentin Blake.

We also talked with cartoonist Louis Benoit who showed us his wonderful expressive work and studio space you can see below…

Left – Right: John Ross, Oliver Smith (CACA UK Representative), Peter Stanyer & Terry Collins.

Thanks for the warm welcome!

Find out more about The Artworks on their website here.

Instagram: @theartworks

Twitter: @theartw0rks


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