Beginners

Who will enjoy these videos?

These videos are for getting stuck in and trying something fun. Easy to get started with, these workshops don’t need fancy materials or previous experience, they’re all about giving it a go. Suitable for a wide range of ages, start here to get creative, whatever your age or ability!

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Have fun working on the traditional form of comedic theatre from Italy, with a lesson in Commedia Dell’arte.

Learn the fundamental skills of comedic theatre and challenge yourself to develop your comedy acting from the comfort of your own home!

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Join poet and writer Adekola in this discussion of poetry workshop for teens and young adults and discover how it can help us learn more about ourselves.

This workshop is well suited to teens and young adults who might like to learn more about poetry and ways of writing your own poems. So pop the kettle on and settle down with some pen and paper as Adekola guides you through writing ideas and approaches.

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Join Gus in our video workshop, as he teaches you the basics of how to write a song!

Gus’ experience as a musical theatre writer makes matching rhymes and coming up with verses as easy as 🎡 1…2…3🎡 Complete word associations, find rhymes and build lyrics as you learn the foundations of lyric writing.

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Join Betty in todays #NorthYorkshireTogether​ Christmas Craft lesson for younger people, and make some Christmas bunting using recycled materials! Use up old Christmas cards, scrap paper, and whatever bits you might have laying around the house, to make a jolly decoration to brighten your home.

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πŸ“š Join Libby to learn how to write a short story in today’s #NorthYorkshireTogether​ video for creative people of all ages. πŸ“š Libby has lots of experience in writing short stories and for the stage, and in this video suggests some exercises you can do to warm up your creative brain, plus some helpful tips on taking your work further.

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Keep memories and store creative ideas in a beautiful handmade book, using techniques such as collage, automatic writing and painting! Continue adding to your personalised book and create something that you’ll treasure forever!

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Join professional photographer Lucy Saggers in today’s #NorthYorkshireTogether​ video as she discusses her craft and recent projects. Lucy’s work has previously featured in our cafe, so it’s a real treat to hear the thinking behind her photos and the processes she uses. Watch along, and maybe pick up some tips and ideas for your own photo shoots!

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Join Katherina Radeva of @Two Destination Language as she shows you how to get creative with arranging your shapes and creating interesting compositions. All it takes is some scrap paper, glue, scissors and a bit of imagination to create these beautiful pieces of art.

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Join Eve of Paper Theatre as she shows you how to make Valentines cards from scratch. Create your own design, then use the tips and tricks suggested by Eve to easily bring your cards to life with a beautiful handcrafted feel. Why not share this video with a friend and you could make cards for each other? Or make the weekly Zoom call more exciting with some follow along crafts?

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n our video for Young Crafters this week, Rebecca of Rebecca Feneley Illustration shows us how to use magazine photos to make our own fashion illustrations. Create fabulous outfits, colour them in, and admire your handiwork!

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🎨 In today’s #NorthYorkshireTogether​ video, join our DIY canvas painting workshop and learn how to create fantastic paintings using just some household items, and super simple techniques! 🎨 Print leaves using the edge of a lollipop stick, or create texture using some spare styrofoam – it’s simple yet so effective.

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Join artist Ali Wilkes for some fun and simple mark making techniques that you can turn into an artful collage – or handmade Christmas cards! Low mess and easy to get stuck in, this #NorthYorkshireTogether​ is perfect for a day indoors, and you end up with some lovely cards to give to people and brighten their day.

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Join Sorcha as she guides you through how to make origami animals and other paper-based crafts from home. Once you’ve got down the basics, get creative with decorating your art! Please Note: These videos were recorded using live streaming technology and so there are some technical glitches. Please bear with us, they right themselves quickly!

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Follow along with Sara from Little Brushes, as she shows you how to create an autumn collage using hand painted paper. In this collage tutorial, Sara shows you how to use items from around the house – like kitchen roll and bubble wrap – to try out different mark making techniques. With dots, dabs and brush strokes, you can create a whole range of colourful pictures, with just some simple materials and your imagination!