Amongst many things, Sarah Mayhew Craddock believes that engaging in art practice can bring about perspective, pleasure, and has the ability to free oneself from the weight of the world…

Taking place in her home studio at 22 South Parade, Northallerton, DL7 8SG, Sarah runs a twice weekly Arts Club from her home studio in South Parade, Northallerton.

Branch Out Arts Club offers adults, of all abilities, friendly, fun and informal tuition in a relaxed, creative setting… Imagine a book club based around art practice with some peer-to-peer learning (and nice refreshments included in the price of the session)!

“I found it very relaxing, better than yoga!”

“I had a great session with Sarah at the Monday morning “branch out” Northallerton art club, I can recommend it to any new/experienced artists in the area.”

“Great night. Great vibe. Really enjoyed it! Looking forward to my next session.”

Joseph Beuys
There will be a different subject to study at each session, perhaps a vase of flowers, a bowl of fruit, or a group of objects selected for the season, and attendees will be able to approach the subject in whatever style they wish using any of the materials available. Materials might include pencils, pens, inks, watercolours, pastels, wax crayons, fabrics, or potentially found materials for anyone wishing to work in small-scale 3-d or relief. Arts reference books will also be available to leaf through and take inspiration from. Equally, people are welcome to use the time to develop their own personal project in a supportive environment!

Branch Out Arts Club is designed to be inclusive and sociable. There is no expectation that anyone will create a finished work of art or a masterpiece in the two hours available; more that one will relax, experiment, and perhaps learn a little, but most of all enjoy some time out in a creative environment.

To quote Pablo Picasso,
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”

BRANCH OUT ARTS CLUB – Monday Mornings, 10am to 12 noon
£10 per person
Price includes all materials and refreshments (tea, coffee, cake or biscuits)img_1204

BRANCH OUT ARTS CLUB – Monday Evenings, 7.30 to 9.30pm*
£10 per person
Price includes all materials and refreshments (wine, squash, nuts or crisps

*this session is taking a ‘pregnant pause’ whilst I try to conserve energy in readiness for the arrival of a new addition to the family!

Please email Sarah with any questions and to book your place –

NB. Access to the studio is down a steep staircase – unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access to the studio.