Drawing a Day



Saturday 4th February

Andy Black is an artist whose work involves constructing drawings of spaces using an alphabet of forms. He makes works on paper in the main but more recently has used these forms to create large scale wall drawings. Originally from North Wales, Andy studied at Cardiff School of Art and at the Royal College of Art. He currently teaches Fine Art and Art History at Scarborough School of Arts. He has had his work selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize and recent exhibitions have included:

'Fields and Gardens' - BayArt Cardiff - solo show March/ April 2016

'To Draw to be Human Part III' - 20:21, Scunthorpe

‘The Scarborough Prison Drawing Project’ – February 2016.

Invented Landscapes/ Built worlds


Making a drawing is a kind of magic - the flat paper becomes a space, a mark becomes an object and the artist controls an arena of infinite possibilities: a constructor of worlds. This workshop aims to create a large-scale collaborative drawing. Participants will develop their own individual motifs then work together to construct an invented landscape.



Monday 13th February

Bristow & Lloyd is a collaborative arts project that playfully encourages people to come together to think, laugh, discuss, or share in some small way. Initiated in 2009 between community worker Lisa Bristow and visual artist and lecturer Christian Lloyd, they have used written and spoken word, typography and zines to explore how we govern our domestic spaces, amateur local history, and self-help guides, amongst other topics. 

Our workshop will encourage people to have conversations around the theme of ‘change’. This might be on an individual level or about the whole wide world or a mixture of both. We will develop a hand drawn narrative around these conversations which will act as a visual cue for viewers about the kind of issues we discussed in our groups 

Christian Lloyd went to art college to learn how to draw, Lisa Bristow didn’t. Yet they can both still draw as a way to communicate their thoughts, feelings and ideas. The workshop aims to celebrate drawing in all its forms and to begin to explore what makes a drawing ‘good’ rather than what we think a ‘good’ drawing should actually look like. 

Laughter, sharing, scribbling, talking, sticking your tongue out, will be part of the process.

No previous drawing experience is necessary.



Friday 17th February

Kristyna is an illustrator, comic book artist and designer who lives in Leeds. Kristyna’s illustration work has won a Northern Design Award and her comics have been nominated twice for British Comic Awards. More recently, her comic ‘Hand Me Down’ was nominated for Best Short at the 2016 Eisner Awards. 

Zines At The Ready, Set, Go! 

Create your own self-published book with zine-maker and illustrator Kristyna Baczynski. Zines can really be about anything, from outlandish and imaginary tales to confessions and secret obsessions. 

Whether it’s a precious pocket-sized pamphlet or a gigantic fold-out map, this workshop will help you generate zine ideas and take them from brain to paper. We will learn bookmaking techniques, experiment with writing and drawing prompts and explore reproduction methods to create a library of one-day-wonder zines made by attendees. 



Friday 10th February

Beth Dawson is a silversmith, designer/maker and illustrator based in Leeds. Beth also works as a part-time lecturer on the BA Graphics Arts and Design course at Leeds Beckett University and a tutor in visual communications at The Open College of Arts. 

She completed a BA in Graphic Arts in 2005 at Leeds Metropolitan and a masters in Sequential Design and Illustration in 2012 at the University of Brighton where she won an AHRC research preparation masters scholarship for her study. 

A paper-based character and puppet workshop. We’ll talk about and make our own puppets based on Quentin Blake’s most famous characters, with a chance to perform with/animate these 



Friday 24th February

Andy studied Fine Art at the University of Leeds. He is a practicing designer, artist and academic. Andy left commercial graphic design to work independently; to try and deliver adventurous design across the arts, community and third sectors. He’s interested in creative work that communicates in the public realm, be it type, books, environmental design or public art. His practice attempts to converge the positive disciplines inherent in graphic design with the creative reach of artistic enquiry. 

Andy has extensive experience of cross-disciplinary collaborations with artists, architects, writers, public bodies and community organisations. 

Dark Satanic Mills: Large scale, pen and ink, musical chairs... 

It’s just over 200 years since Blake’s poem ‘Jerusalem’ was put to music. 

Over the last century the sentiments in ‘Jerusalem’ have been contested by groups as different as the Suffragettes and the British National Party. With the workshop taking place in February, just before we officially trigger Brexit in march, this workshop explores a collision of content and form. It’s also a visual exploration of identity, taking place in a former textile mill in an area born out of the Industrial Revolution. Ugly versus beauty, ‘green and pleasant’ versus ‘dark satanic’. 



Tuesday 31st January

Jill Gibbon is an artist and activist, interested in the subversive possibilities of drawing. She generally draws where she is not supposed to – in military bases, arms fairs, and corporate AGMs. Her work has been exhibited in the UK, US and is in the permanent collection of the Imperial War Museum. 

Gestural figure drawing 

With a brush and ink, anyone can make powerful figure drawings. This workshop uses rapid studies to explore the possibilities of ink drawing, and challenge internal judgments that might stop us in mid-flow. Taking turns to draw and model, we will develop an expressive use of gesture both through poses and mark making. 

This will be a playful session where everyone is welcome. 



Wednesday 22nd February

Ben is an animator, illustrator and interactive designer with over 15 years experience. He has worked as an animator on a number of broadcast animation productions including the BAFTA award-winning series Charlie And Lola. 

Alive drawings! 

Animation means to give something life, and that is exactly what we will be doing in this workshop: bringing your drawings to life. We will work together on a collaborative narrative using economical methods of animation such as loops and boiling line. Results to be screened at the end of the session with popcorn! 



Saturday 25th February

Graduating from Glasgow school of Art with degree in woven textiles . Worked as an artist educator 15 years delivering creative activities to children and young people with a variety of complex needs. Sarah is a cross discipline artist specialising in drawing and textiles and exhibited in and around Europe. One of the Artworks permanent tutors, teaching drawing, woven textiles, youth art classes and arts and health. 

A family workshop to enable parents and children to work together to create a collaborative piece. Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy, participants will create drawings with natural objects and use as a starting point for producing abstract natural drawings experimenting with a variety of drawing materials.