Warcop Art & Craft Exhibition 2022

We are excited to announce that we are holding our 5th annual Art & Craft Exhibition this year. It will take place over the Bank Holiday weekend of 30th April to Monday 2nd May, 10 – 4 pm each day.
Please find two updated documents for this year’s event: the first is a call to all artists and craftspeople; the second is a reservation form to secure space at the exhibition.
Here’s the poster followed by details of the workshops and demonstrations : 
Here is a Word version of the workshops and demonstrations:

Warcop Art & Craft Exhibition 2022 – WORKSHOPS





Saturday am

10: 15 – 11:15am

11;30 – 12:30?


Credit card watercolour

Children’s workshop

Val Stamper

Watercolour landscape using a credit card! Max 10 people per session. Cost £8. I hour

Similar workshop for children 8+ afterwards, cost £8, 1 hour.

Saturday pm

1:15 -2:15pm

2:30 – 3:30pm

Glass heart decoration

Paint a silk card for children

Carola Frank

Glass heart decoration £10 each

Children paint your own silk card £3 per card.

Both are suitable for adults and older children.

(Younger children with adult supervision only)

Sunday am

10:30 – 12:00


Pastel painting – Woodpecker painting



Elise Hendry


Margaret Shaw

a 90min session for up to 10 people of a woodpecker in white pastel pencil on black paper. I can provide all materials for this. Cost £5.

Sunday am

10:30 – 11:30

(Outside in marquee/grass + power + table)

Wood turning demonstration



Pete Osborn


Margaret Shaw

Wood turning demonstration – dust etc location

Sunday pm

1:30 – 2:30pm

2:45 – 3:30pm


Colourful animals in pen and watercolour.


Colour mixing – flowers & leaves


Bookmarks all day

Elise Hendry



Margaret Shaw

No charge.

Children’s workshop of colour mixing to create flowers and leaves. There would be a charge for this of £3 per child which would include all materials. Children would need to be accompanied by an adult. This would be a 45 min session.

Monday am

10:30 – 12:00am


Pastel Workshop (adults)


Margaret Shaw


Pastel adults workshop, maximum 6 people,  £6 each

Children’s bookmark £2, at Margaret’s stall, all day Sunday & Monday afternoon.

Monday pm

1:30 – 2:30pm


Making paint like the Old Masters (Oil, Watercolour, & Egg Tempera or Acrylic)


Bookmarks all afternoon

Mark Hilsden


Margaret Shaw

Suggested cost around £10, along with a Live Demonstration of painting with pigments in the Hall spread over the weekend.


All 3 Days


Letterpress Demonstration


Charles Blackett-Ord

Demo during day – simple name card for children perhaps. Strong table required in the hall.

2019 Warcop Exhibition Best Ever!
Hundreds of visitors attend Warcop Parish Hall’s fourth Art & Craft Exhibition over the Bank Holiday weekend. Over thirty local artists and craftspeople displayed their work, ranging from wood turning, paintings, drawings, jewellery, ceramics, plants and fabrics. Visitor numbers were up this year and there were many who came from around the country as they were staying in the area. Many commented on the very high standard of work on show. Some artists just wanted to showcase their work while others were happy to sell their work.
As well as the displayed work, there were a number of workshops for people to have a go at arts, including pastels, pen and ink, sculpting, card and scarf painting. Those who attended said they were inspired to use the techniques and skills they had learnt. Children also entered a drawing competition based on the theme What Makes Me Happy, and all visitors were asked to vote for their favourite piece by the pupils of Warcop Primary School as well as the adult exhibitors, for which prizes were awarded. Children also followed an Art Hunt finding clues amongst the exhibits. Refreshments were provided by volunteers with delicious cakes, scones, rolls, quiches and other goodies on sale.
The increasingly popular exhibition was launched on the Friday evening with a Private Viewing session with all the artists and invited guests having a chance to see the work and to chat to the many people who attended. They were also treated to brilliant live music played by The Eden Trio.
Organiser David Keetley said: “This has been another fantastic exhibition which seems to improve each year with a very high standard of work on show. Everyone who came commented on the quality of the work and our sales figures are our highest ever.” Mr Keetley wanted to thank all the artists and craftspeople who attended as well as the many visitors from far and wide. “This is a big event to organise and it takes a lot of planning in the months before. I’d like to thank the planning group, the team of volunteers who staffed the hall over the three days, those who helped set up and dismantle the exhibition and the many local people who donated cakes and other essential supplies!”
Proceeds from the exhibition will go to the Parish Hall. Plans are already being made for next year’s exhibition which will take place over the same May Bank Holiday weekend, 8th – 10th May 2020.


Details for all Artists and Craftspeople, including an information sheet and a reservation form are here:

Art & Craft Exhibition 2020 Notice for Artists, The Herald & The Way


2018 Exhibition

Warcop’s third  Art & Craft Exhibition took place over the Bank Holiday weekend and yet again it proved to be highly successful. The quality of 35 local artists’ work was exceptional and varied and the number of visitors has been fantastic. The work of over 80 pupils from Warcop Primary School was also on display and many visitors commented on the quality of the children’s art.

This year we ran a Private Viewing Evening on the Friday before the exhibition started and this was well attended by exhibitors and a guest plus invited local VIPs! Drinks and nibbles were provided and superb live music played by the Eden Trio. This allowed people to chat about their work and have a good look around.

We also ran several demonstration/workshop sessions by artists and craftspeople to show how it’s really done! There were workshops on glass fusion, silk card painting, watercolour painting, clay modelling, stone sculpture and knitting.

Finally, we had our new credit/debit card reader available to make payment that bit easier and sales were up considerably as a result. Of course, the exhibition was not all about selling: many exhibitors just wanted to showcase their work.

Visitors voted for their favourite piece of work by a child and adult artist and prizes were awarded. There was a drawing competition for different age groups and the raffle prizes were all donated by exhibitors and were of exceptionally quality.

Thanks to all the many helpers who prepared the wonderful refreshments, staffed the hall, drove the minibus, organised the event and most of all, thanks to all the hundreds of visitors who came along and clearly enjoyed the experience – and the brilliant weather we had!

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