The Studios Workshops
The Studios, established in 2013 provides a full rolling programme of fine art workshops covering a wide variety of subjects.
Workshops are facilitated by artists from across the UK and range across short drop-in, intensive master-class courses run over several weeks and residential weekend courses. Longer courses often end with a short exhibition of students' work, which is open to the public.
Workshops are held in the working artists' studios or in our large, light and airy gallery space. Flooded with sunlight in the daytime, the space also has high specification daylight lighting for evening sessions. Numbers of participants to each workshop are kept low to ensure close tuition.
If you would like to run a workshop, you can find our terms and conditions and our Workshop Proposal Form for Artists HERE.
New Mills is a small, semi-rural town in North Derbyshire. Only 30 mins direct by train from Manchester Piccadilly or 40 mins from Sheffield, the town is also easily accessible by bus and car.
New Mills, situated on the edge of the High Peak on the borders of Cheshire and Derbyshire, is set in an area of spectacular natural beauty, which is very popular with walkers. Overlooked by Kinder Scout, site of the famous Kinder Trespass, the town took its name from a medieval corn mill, which was established sometime before 1391. 'Newmylne' evolved into New Mills with the building of cotton mills during the 1780s. An area of fascinating geology and heritage, the town is split by the 100ft deep Torrs Gorge, known locally as ‘The Park Under The Town’.
The town is now home to a wide range of independent food retailers and has a good selection of restaurants, cafés and pubs.
New Mills, home to approximately 10,000 people, is well known for its community spirit which is manifested in the numerous festivals, carnivals, and parades that take place each year. A highlight is New Mills Festival. A two-week festival ending with a Lantern Procession and Street Party Finale, the event is attended by more than 15000 people from across the UK and abroad.
The town is also home to Swizzels Matlow, famous for Love Hearts and Drumsticks, Torrs Hydro - a 2.4-metre-diameter "Reverse Archimedean Screw" and The Torrs Millennium Walkway, which spans the otherwise inaccessible cliff wall above the River Goyt and is sited in The Torrs Riverside Park. ‘The Park Under The Town’- extends to two miles and is a superb place to walk, picnic and learn about the natural and industrial history of the area.