This weekend sees the start of the annual York Open Studios event. It’s a brilliant opportunity to peek behind the scenes of the studios and workshops of local artists and makers and see where and how they work their magic. There are painters and jewellers, sculptors and photographers, printmakers, ceramicists and many more. For those of us who aren’t quite as creative (that’ll be me), it’s really inspiring and impressive.
It’s fun for children, too, as long as you pick your venue wisely. We’d avoid anything involving glass or ceramics and stick to artists like Mark Hearld and Emily Sutton who do lovely paintings that really appeal to little ones (and older ones for that matter). Bear in mind that most venues aren’t designed with buggies in mind, but the programme does indicate which venues particularly welcome children. It’s a great event and, who knows, it might just inspire the next generation of York artists.