Workshops

Join Artist Jennyanne Smith for a sculpture masterclass or three – learn how to weave a wire armature, create a cast of your hand, carve into clay, create a bas relief and sculpt with plaster and scrim.

Our sessions run at several locations including Leeds, Harrogate and Bradford. If you book onto three sessions you will receive a £15 discount – click the specific link at the bottom of the page for this and please email info@cocreatearts.co.uk to specify which three workshops you would like to attend.

All of our sculpture masterclasses run from 10.30am – 4pm and cost £70. We do not provide lunch due to dietary restrictions but we do provide light refreshments (fruit, biscuits and a nice range of teas & cup soups).

Bas relief / Hand casting

Learn how to design and create a clay mother mould & take a plaster cast from it creating a two part artwork – a positive and a negative. Also – make a cast of your own hand using alginate and strong plaster.

This is a perfect introduction to the ‘wax and silicone session’ – why not book onto that one too!

Dates & Locations:

Sunday 26th January @ Playlab, St Johns Centre, Leeds

Thursday 6th February @ The South Square Centre, Thornton

Thursday 27th February @ The Mercer Gallery, Harrogate

Tuesday 19th May @ The Artworks, Halifax – as part of the STIGMA exhibition

Wire Armatures & Plaster/Scrim

Learn how to create a wire and metal mesh armature and cover it in plaster and scrim.

This session is an ideal starting point to prepare you for ‘Outdoor Plaster creations’ – Book your place now!

Dates & Locations:

Thursday 5th March @ The South Square Centre, Thornton

Thursday 26th February @ The Mercer Gallery, Harrogate

Thursday 21st May @ The Artworks, Halifax – as part of the STIGMA exhibition

wax, plaster & soap carved creations

In this session we will experiment with several different materials and reductive tools and processes.

We will then choose our favourite material and create a finished sculptural object in the afternoon.

Dates & Locations:

Thursday 2nd April @ The South Square Centre, Thornton

Thursday 30th April @ The Mercer Gallery, Harrogate

Reuseable silicone mould & Jesmonite relief

Carve your designs into wax, create a reusable silicone mould and take a durable jesmonite cast from it!

This is a perfect follow on session to the bas relief session – why not book onto that one too!

Dates & Locations:

Thursday 7th May @ The South Square Centre, Thornton

Thursday 28th May @ The South Square Centre, Thornton

Outdoor plaster pieces

Create a small sculpture that could live outdoors! Depending on whether you have attended any of our other sessions this is an ideal workshop to bring those skills and techniques into.

If booking as a standalone workshop – we will experiment with armatures/ carving in the morning and pour/add/polish our plaster in the afternoon!

Dates & Locations:

Thursday 4th June @ The South Square Centre, Thornton

Thursday 25th June @ The Mercer Gallery, Harrogate

Clay creations

In this session we will learn all about air drying clay and the variety of ways it can be used to create sculpture – including reductive/additive methods and experimenting with figurative and abstract works.

You will also create a clay print to take away with you too!

Dates & Locations:

Wednesday 20th May @ The Artworks, Halifax as part of the STIGMA exhibition

Sessions begin with some drawing exercises and ideas generation and include several demos throughout the day. Feel free to bring images and inspiration with you but also please note that no prior knowledge, skill or talent is required to attend one of our sessions OR to create something wonderful!

At the end of each session you will leave with something to take home with you so please bring a box or bag to carry it within (your sculptures will never be bigger than an A4 sheet of paper (squared ;))

These sessions can be booked as standalone sessions or you can use them as a 6 session sculpture course! Treat yourself – or a loved one!

By booking a workshop with Cocreate Arts and Health CIC you are directly supporting us and helping us to deliver our mission – to help artists with hidden illnesses to run projects and earn a living, You also help us to offer free bursary places on our workshops to people who otherwise would not be able to attend events such as these. Thank you, sincerely for helping us to bring the arts to everyone.


If you book onto three sessions you will receive a £15 discount – click below for discounted ticket price. Please email info@cocreatearts.co.uk to specify which three workshops you would like to attend.


Contact us for details of events and information: cocreatearts@gmail.com

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