Space to Create


Cornmill Art Space was set up in April 2016 as a not for profit art studio project. The studio is housed in the Old Cornmill building on Railway Road, Ilkley.

The studio is very light and airy and well equipped for a wide variety of drawing, painting, printmaking and craft practices. The mission of the project is simply to provide a dedicated space for art, craft and making. Workshops and courses are either arranged by the Cornmill itself or the space is rented out to artists/practitioners who would like to run courses. All proceeds go towards the rent and overheads of the space with any surplus being invested in the studio and art projects.

Life Drawing Classes

We are currently holding life drawing classes on Wednesday evening 7-9pm and Thursday mornings 10am-12noon. These are very relaxed and supportive sessions that are suitable for beginners and experienced artists alike. All materials are provided as well as tea/coffee and home made flapjack if you’re lucky! The sessions are led rather than tutored but we are more than happy to guide, share strategies and talk about the process of drawing till the cows come home. Book your next class here.

Screen Printing Workshop

Our first screen printing workshop is happening on Saturday 27th May 1pm-4.30pm. In this workshop you’ll be taken through the whole process of making a screen print on paper. If you love colour and bold design you’ll love this creative workshop. Book here or contact us using the form below with any questions. Oh yes, it’s half price as it’s the first one – only ¬£15 – and you get to take home your own edition of prints.

Lino Printmaking Course

Local artist Rachel Sedman is starting some Lino Printmaking days at the Cornmill during May/June. Please get in touch if you are interested and we can provide more info on dates and so on…

Art School Ilkley

New start up Art School Ilkley are running two fantastic art workshops for children at the Cornmill. Wednesday 4.30-6.30pm is aimed at 13yrs+ and Saturday mornings 10am-12noon is for 6yrs upwards. See their website for more details.


In addition to workshops and art courses the space hosts various types of events and exhibitions. There is a regular evening “Policana” event (artists talks) and the studio is participating in the Ilkley Art Show in August and the Art Trail in October this year.

Hire the studio

The floor area is about 500 sq ft
Tea & coffee making facilities
Good natural light when there is some
Cosy and warm
There are easels, drawing boards and basic art materials available
Competitive hourly and daily rates
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Cornmill Art Space, First Floor, The Old Cornmill, Railway Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8HT



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