Artweek Fringe 15

We are delighted to be Venue 15 of the Holmfirth Artweek Fringe, there is lots planned for the week - in Holmfirth and at many Fringe venues in the Holme & Colne Valleys.  Pop in and pick up your free brochure.

Join us for our Preview Evening on Thursday 4th July from 6pm to 9pm and enjoy a first view of our exhibition by Claire Murray and Maggie O'Keefe.  Our resident artists and creatives will be hosting Open Studios too!

Throughout Artweek we will be open to view the exhibition on
Monday 8th to Saturday 13th (closed Friday 12th)

Open Studios on Sunday 7th, Thurs 11th to Sat 13th July


Summer Art School

**** NEW FOR SUMMER 2019 ****

Immerse yourself in four full days of art and really kick start your summer creativity.  We have a fantastic programme of specialist art workshops for adults to learn new skills and deepen the creative experience.  All days are fully tutored and suitable for beginners and those with experience.

Monday 29th July - learn the skill of fused glass with Jackie Harrowsmith, using a range of fused glass materials to create an architectural landscape.

Tuesday 30th July -Life drawing workshop with Jackie Harrowsmith

Wednesday 31st July - Expressive painting with local artist Kevin Threlfall

Thursday 1st August - Mixed media workshop using inks and watercolour with local artist Pippa Ashworth

Times:  10am to 3pm daily

Cost:  £158 for all four dates; or £50 single days except Monday fused glass £60


Summer Drop-in Sessions


We know that not everyone wants to book a regular class or be fixed to attending a structured workshop BUT still want to get creative.  Our drop in workshops are the perfect way to enjoy our Studio, try out an art or craft activity and fit it around your day - simply turn up when it suits and stay as long as you like.  The drop in days are open to all ages (kids and adults), children under 14 need to be accompanied - why not create together.  We supply all materials plus basic instruction/guidance (please note unlike our regular classes and bookable workshop these sessions are not tutored).

Monday 22nd July - Watercolour painting

Thursday 25th July - Decoupage tea lights

Tuesday 30th July - Clay Creations

Time/Date:  11am to 3pm Mon 22nd July to Thurs 30th July

Cost:  £5 per person


Drawing & Painting with Jackie Harrowsmith – Monday

Weekly art class during term time. Develop a range of skills using wet and dry media, progress from beginner to intermediate. We theme the course such as still life, portraiture, landscape, or you are welcome to work on your own project if you prefer - contact us to find out what we are currently working towards.

All tuition, materials and light refreshments included.

Date/Time: Mondays 10am to 11.30am term time returns 7th January

Cost: £10 per session - book weekly or by half term block


Fused Glass with Jackie Harrowsmith – Monday

Learn the basic and advanced techniques of fused glass making, or develop your skills further in our term time evening class - perfect to experiment and create your own small project pieces.  You will learn a variety of fusing methods and materials including frits, confetti, stringer and inclusions.

Suitable for beginners and those with more fused glass experience, and includes all tuition, equipment, materials (significant glass stock included with the option to purchase additional glass if needed for large projects). 

Dates/Time:  Mondays term time 1.30pm to 3pm and 6.30pm to 8pm, starting 7th January

Cost:  £18 per session if booked as a half term block or £20 pay weekly


Life Drawing with Jackie Harrowsmith


Develop a wide range of fundamental techniques using wet and dry media.  Friendly atmosphere,  experienced tutor, and a variety of models, all abilities welcome from beginners to those wishing to develop their practise.  All tuition, materials and equipment are provided. 

Date/Time: Tuesdays at 6.30pm to 8.30pm term time  

Cost: £20 weekly or £18 equivalent when booked as a block.



Drawing for All with Claire Murray – Wednesday

Claire Murray is an experienced art tutor and talented artists.  She returns with her popular Drawing for All class on Wednesday mornings.  Her class incorporates traditional drawing skills with experimentation.  This is the perfect course for those wanting to get back to basics build confidence and try out new techniques with guidance provided throughout.  Maybe you haven't drawn since school and want to rediscover your creativity through drawing.  Maybe you are self taught and want to have some tuition.  Maybe you just enjoy being around like minded people.

All tuition, materials and light refreshments included.

Time/Dates:  10am to 11.30am Wednesdays term time returning 27th February

Cost:  £10 per session




Ceramic Jewellery Short Course with Katy Measures


Katy Measures of Made by Katy Jane and resident artist, leads a series of short ceramic courses.   Each short course is themed so you get the opportunity to get creative and explore clay and a range of decorative techniques whilst taking home specific items.

This term, you'll play with different clays and techniques creating your own collection of jewellery pieces.

Suitable for beginners and those who enjoy working with clay. All materials, equipment, firing and tuition is included.  We limit our class sizes to ensure a relaxed, friendly environment with plenty of one to one support available.

Dates/Times:  Wednesday 3rd, 10th and 17th July - additional dates, open to all

Cost: £20 per session

Image is for illustration purposes only


Craftanoon with Zoe Gale – Thursday

Craftanoon is our relaxed afternoon of crafting - it's a time to try out craft skills and create your own handmade uniques pieces.  Each term, we cover a range of drawing and crafting skills such as weaving, paper cutting; felting; collage; textiles to build skills and create a project piece incorporating those skills.

This is a weekly class that you can dip in and out of to suit your availability,

Time/Date:  1pm to 2.30pm Thursdays from 10th January 2019

Cost:  £10 per week 


Introduction to Jewellery Making with Frances Noon

An introduction to jewellery making is our brand new course, led by local artist Frances Noon.  The perfect beginner course allowing you to develop different techniques over 6 weeks.  You'll be initially using copper and then move onto silver when you feel more confident. You will form pieces from sheet metal and wire and learn how to shape them into earrings, pendants or brooches.

You will learn how to solder using a gas torch, how to cut out shapes using a piercing saw, how to add texture & details to a metal surface through hammering & use of punches.
You will learn how to make your own findings, which are the ear wires & little jump rings that link pieces together.

Time/Dates:  6.30pm to 8.30pm from 6th June x 6 classes
Cost:  £120


Wednesday Workshops monthly evenings

Our Wednesday Workshops are the perfect mid-week wind down.  Join us for an evening of art and craft, each session we will be a new technique, and the two hours gives you time to try out the technique - a great introduction to a new skill and go home with your own crafted-by-me finished piece!

All tuition, materials, use of specialist equipment and light refreshments are included at the session.  Come along with a friend or on your own for an creative, calming session. Programme includes:                     

15th May - Framed Silk Painting

Times/Dates: Wednesday 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost:  £20


Mindful Drawing with Maggie O’Keefe

Maggie O'Keefe returns with her popular Mindful Drawing monthly workshops.  She will guide you in exploring some simple drawing practices designed to help us let go of the inner critic. You don’t need to know anything about mindfulness or anything about drawing.
“Mindfulness means the awareness that arises from paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” Jon Kabat-Zinn 1990

Surely drawing is a perfect way to stay present in the moment...or is it? Not if the inner critic has anything to do with it. It tells us “I can’t draw”. It judges our drawing to be “not good enough”. It tells us not to bother.

But the inner critic is just another form of thinking, and as Ruby Wax tells us “Thoughts aren’t fact, so don’t take them seriously”.

Times/Dates: Saturday 13th July 10am to 1pm

Cost: £30 per workshop


Ceramic Cake Stand workshop with Katy Measures

Join resident Katy of Made by Katy Jane to design and decorate your own ceramic cake stand. A perfect accessory for summer entertaining!

Full day workshop from 10am to 3pm, £60. Includes all materials, tuition and stand kit. Please note that you the stands will need firing so can't be take on the day.

Time/Date:  10am to 3pm Saturday 6th July

Cost:  £60

Image: not made by Katy Jane


Home Education Art programme

Especially for local families who home educate their children we have begun a programme of art and craft sessions.  

Monday 17th June to Monday 8th July - we are running two age specific classes for children only.  Art activities will be fully tutored and age appropriate, building art skills and techniques, tapping into each child's creativity.  To offer flexibility around arrival and settling children in, we will open with  independent exploration with the tuition beginning 30mins into the session.  10.30am to 12.30pm is for 10 years plus followed by 1.30pm to 3pm for 6 years to 9 years.

Cost is £5 for 6-9 years and £7 for 10 years plus per session - book weekly or for the block.

Tuesday 18th June 12.30pm to 2.30pm - family workshop open to all ages, create lovely, little bird boxes using marbling and decoupage techniques.

Cost is £12 for upto a family of 4 with extra single tickets available



Saturday Art Club – kids only!

Weekly, term-time art club for children 6 to 14 years.

We run term time, developing technical art and craft skills, each half term is theme - we've just had a great half term focusing on Japanese art and crafts.  We ensure the children create alongside merging artists who inspire and enthuse.  Our staff include experienced teachers, with DBS and first aid.

Please note this is a book/pay per term class, term's vary from 5-8 weeks.

Winter classes return from 9.30am Saturday 10th November

Junior - 6 to 9 years: Saturdays 9.30am to 11am  (£8 per session)

Young Creatives - 10 years plus:  Saturdays 11am to 1pm (£9 per session)


Fashion Fix Workshop – 10 years plus

Does your child love getting creative, is into fashion and design?  And enjoys personalising their wardrobe? We've a great new workshop this July (just for kids over 10 years) where we will be updating and upcycling old clothing into funky new fashion pieces. 

This is a full day workshop, drop at 10am and collect at 3pm (bring your own lunch), we'll be hitting the charity shops of Slaithwaite with a small budget, to source the very best second-hand finds, returning to the studio to design, reconstruct and embellish our pieces to create some unique and personal fashion wear.

Children need no experience of using a sewing machine, we'll be cutting, gluing, stitching by hand and machine (optional), and our welcome to bring their own clothing items to upcycle too.  

Time/Date:  10am to 3pm Saturday 20th July

Cost:  £35

Image:  Pinterest


Gift Voucher

Looking to treat someone special (or yourself)?  Not sure which course to go for?

Our gift vouchers are a flexible option, redeemable against any class, course, workshop or private party and valid for 12 months from your date of purchase.  Simply purchase the number of "tickets" you would like and any special message, in multiples of £10 and we will send you a (single) printed gift voucher.  We post just one gift voucher to the value of the purchase, unless specifically requested.

Cost:  Form £10 per "ticket"


Parties & Private Hire


Enjoy exclusive use of our Studio space, along with an art or craft activity of your choice.  Suitable for children, teens, adults and groups.

We can offer parties from age 4 years and above - prices start from £120 for up to 8 people with add on options for catering and party bags.

Contact us for more information.


Personal Practice

Our large workshop, Create Space opens for personal practice - perfect for those wishing to continue after art class.  Maybe you've outgrown the dining room or have a show to prepare for.  Create Space offers room to work big, access to basic equipment and the flexibility to come and go as you please.  Please note that this is a shared space and not private hire.  For more information speak to Jackie, Rebecca or Zoe.

  • Book weekly at £15 using our booking system or £3 per hour drop in/pay in the Studio
  • Access 24 hours within the week.  Monday to Wednesday 10am to 3pm; Thursday 2pm to 8pm and Saturday 2pm to 5pm
  • Use of easels, drawing boards, drying rack and Globe Kit box of equipment (brushes, pallets, water pots, table covers, hair dryer)
  • Use of tech area – pot wash, art sink, urn
  • Bring your own materials – shop will be available for basics of paper, graphite, charcoal, paint etc.
  • Induction for all new starters



"Explore the language of art"

We deliver visual art workshops from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 5, tailored to your curriculum needs, aimed at increasing confidence, skills and expertise. We offer flexible programmes from full day, ½ day, after-school, inset and holiday provision to teacher CDP. Each workshop is fully planned, delivered and evaluated to achieve maximum impact. We are accredited to deliver Arts Award Explorer to Silver and can contribute additional hours to your existing Arts Award provision, or develop a full programme. Guide price £250 for a half day workshop plus materials.

Benefits of an arts-rich school environment:

  • Encourage positive attitudes and behaviour, and increase attendance levels
  • Develop life skills such as critical thinking, self discipline, self-efficacy and teamwork. As well as understanding that your own behaviour has consequences.
  • Integrated arts across the curriculum show higher average reading and maths scores compared to similar school who have not
  • Students from low income families who take part in arts activities at school are x3 more likely to get a degree than those who don’t
  • High school students who engage in the arts at school are twice as likely to volunteer than those who don’t engage, and are 20% more likely to vote as young adults
  • Employability of students who study arts subjects is higher and they are more likely to stay in employment
School pictures

"staff thought it (Building Bridges) was stunning and the impact was good and caused discussion"

Community Courses

"Build a healthy, strong community"

We specialise in fused glass, printing, life drawing, as well as painting and drawing techniques using a wide variety of media. We offer evening and day-time classes, weekend workshops, family sessions, gallery visits and more in our seasonal calendar. All our classes include full tuition, materials and equipment on the day. Prices start from £10. Benefits of participating in visual arts:

  • Learn new skills and keep the synapses active
  • Generally improve your health and well-being
  • Reduce stress and anxiety and improve your own performance
  • Meet new people and connect as part of a creative community
Community Courses

"Absolutely brilliant. Wonderful tutors, atmosphere and it's such fun"


"Affect change, motivate and inspire your staff through visual art"

We offer visual art sessions, which focus on the process to develop recognition, self-esteem, team working and community building. Contact us for a free taster session to experience our work and how this can impact of positive thinking and productivity. Sessions are tailored for your organisation’s objectives and individual’s needs and can be delivered in one to one, small group work, or larger team sessions. Guide price £250 for a half day workshop plus materials.

Benefits of creativity in the workplace:

  • Decrease the negative impact of stress and emotional difficulties. In 2013, 23.5 million days were lost to work-related ill health, with stress, depression and anxiety accounting for 50% of lost days (averaging 23 days).
  • Provide the opportunity for staff to get to know each other and build stronger teams and your workplace community
  • Explore organisational issues, develop strengths and move forwards
  • Add value by contributing to your corporate social responsibility aspirations

"At first I was apprehensive and nervous... I had no need to worry, Jackie really brought my confidence out"

Young People and Vulnerable Adults

"Develop life skills"

Our visual art workshops, classes and courses aim to inspire and enthuse young people, using a wide variety of media from painting and drawing, textiles, 3D to fused glass work. We can develop bespoke sessions to meet the specific objectives of your organisation and the needs of your young people. Guide price £250 for a half day workshop plus materials Benefits of art participation:

  • Learn new skills and expertise
  • Encourage positive attitudes and behaviour
  • Help to process emotions and feelings that you are struggling with
  • Develop life skills such as critical thinking, self discipline, self-efficacy and teamwork. As well as understanding that your own behaviour has consequences.
Young People

"I was particularly impressed with their ability to engage the young people in discussion in an empathetic and considered way"

Teacher Training

Enhance your CPD

Whether you are a new or seasoned teacher, continuing your professional development is important for you, your school and your pupils. Our courses give you the time and space to focus on your personal practice; to learn new and enhance existing skills and to develop new was of delivering topics using a variety of accessible equipment and medium, as well as providing opportunities for collaboration and networking. We have courses available for Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 5 staff and these are delivered by experienced, qualified teachers.

Twilight CPD - from £25 per person

After school, twilight sessions at our own Studio or in your school setting. These sessions can be tailored to suit your specific needs or be a more general introduction to a particular medium such as silk painting.

Full Day Courses - from £90 per person

Our one day courses focus on the develop skills using key medium such as printing, fused glass and life drawing, as well as traditional drawing and painting skills. Each course includes full tuition, materials and lunch.

Art Education Conference - June - £50 per person (25% early bird discount)

Our first (annual) conference is an excellent opportunity to meet local artists and art suppliers; discuss current hot topics in Art education and take part in practical workshops.  
Teacher Training

"fantastic, experienced tutors who have great skill with description and explanation of the task at hand"

Jackie and Rebecca are able to

work collaboratively to meet

personalised need and are flexible

and dynamic in their approach

Andrew Ketterick, Director of Education at Pivot Educational Consultancy

About Us

We set up Globe Arts Education in May 2014 with the aim of building confidence and inspiring creativity within young people, their families and the wider community, through the delivery of high quality visual art courses and events.

We have over 25 years of secondary teaching and subject leadership experience in the fields of Visual Art and Business and Enterprise. We want to use our professional experience to narrow the gaps in confidence, expertise and facilities within visual arts.

The Building Futures project helped

to show "I am a different and

changing person"


Aims for the Aspire Higher project were "to

gain my confidence back after the holidays,

this activity today has helped me"


Our partners

Arts Award Centre

Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it's creative, valuable and accessible.    

Family Arts Standards    

Creative Kirklees    

Huddersfield University – Architecture, Art and Design Department

Hosting Summer School    

Kirklees Council    



Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing


Batley Girls High School


The Building Bridges installation "had children

and staff stopping and talking, it suddenly

being there, staff thought it was stunning and

the impact was good and caused discussion"

(Mr Vayro, Deputy Head, Golcar Junior, Infant & Nursery)

Globe Arts Studio

Carr Lane
Huddersfield HD7 5AG


Tel: 01484 842887

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday & Saturdays 10am to 3pm

Monday to Thursday 6.30pm to 8.30pm - class dependent.  Friday & Sunday by appointment